Moussaka is the classic Greek comfort food — a hearty, creamy, and comforting casserole that is served in almost every tavern in Greece and prepared in nearly every Greek household for special occasions and family meals.
Although variants of this dish can be found in the Middle Eastern countries, moussaka in Greece is usually prepared with luscious layers of ground meat stacked on top of layers of eggplant or potato, and served hot. The dish is usually topped with a creamy white sauce.
However, like most comfort foods around the world, moussaka is prepared slightly differently in every household. Some people prepare moussaka with potatoes, eggplant, and beef; others may use lamb, eggplant, and tomatoes. No matter what specific ingredients are used, moussaka is a popular dish that is beloved by Greek people around the world.
At Nerai, our moussaka is a twist on a beloved classic. Our moussaka is made with duck legs braised in cinnamon, thyme, bay leaf, and garlic until tender, and then shredded and mixed with chopped shallots, parsley, and chives.
The shredded duck is then layered with thin slices of potato and eggplant, topped with braising liquid and cream and piave cream, and baked for three hours.
Our moussaka is served alongside a duck breast that has been roasted to medium rare. As a finishing touch to the dish, we add beluga lentils, chanterelle mushrooms, fig jus, and a potato espuma.
Experience this hearty Greek comfort food for yourself at Nerai. Make a reservation today.