You will be welcomed at the Selene Restaurant with fresh juice, coffee and traditional Greek cookies and a lecture by Yiorgos Hatziyannakis will give you an introduction to the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini. Following the lecture, we will introduce to you the unique local products of our island of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables: white eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water.
We will then introduce you to the Santorini wine, to the grape varieties and to the Santorini vineyard, and you will have the chance to sample four different wines in the wine tasting we have arranged for you.
Cheeses and sausages from several other Cycladic islands, including Naxos, Syros, Ios, Tinos, brought especially for this occasion, will accompany the wines.
At about 12:00 the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes will take place. You will learn how to prepare an entire Greek menu: an appetizer, a salad, a main course, and a dessert.
Fava with tomato caper sauce or Tomato fritters (tomatokeftedes)
Eggplant salad with octopus or Taramosalata
Rabbit with egg- cheese sauce or Lamb in grapevine leaves
Cheese and honey sweet pastry or Melitinia (traditional Santorini cookie)
After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours accompanied by an optional bottle of delicious wine from Santorini.