Gastronomy of Pelion
The generous nature of Pelion combined with the cultural influences over the centuries, have created the refined Pelion cuisine.
Simple raw materials such as mushrooms, chestnuts, walnuts, apples, fern, greens and herbs provide the basis for unique tasteful combinations.
The «spetsofai» with green peppers and locally produced Pelion sausage is arguably the most famous of the local dishes.
Other popular dishes are the traditional Pelion bean soup know as «fasolada» and stewed goat meat, order it as «gida vrasti».
Famous salads of «tsitsiravla», «vergia» and «kritama» hold a prominent place at the dinner table as well. Meanwhile, the adjacency of Pelion area with the sea offers in Pelion dishes a wide variety of fish and seafood cooked in the oven, the frying pan or even on the grill.
The two dominant drinks in the Pelion cuisine is black wine and raki with anise.
Finally, the wide variety of «spoon deserts», the traditional pecan pie and «baklavas» will definitely amaze you with their unique flavor.
Learn to make delicious and authentic Greek and Pelion foods with famous chef of Kritsa Restaurant and local housewives. Take the mystery out of Greek cooking and bring these traditional dishes to your table.
Discover Greek cuisine and its hidden treasures that has always been based on superior quality, fresh and tasteful ingredients produced in our country.
Our cooking lessons in Portaria village, take place in a local mansion Kritsa where you‘ll share regional techniques, ingredients and family recipes that have been passed down over the centuries.
Homegrown, organic fruits and vegetables from the mansion’s premises paired with products from local food artisans will be the perfect combination for delicious appetizers, tasteful pitas, splendid stews and mouth-watering desserts.
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Our cooking philosophy is quite simple: we want to share with you how to cook and enjoy good and healthy food. The mission is to offer our guests the culinary experience of a lifetime, in Greece. We want to welcome you into our ‘homes’ as if it was your home and make you feel totally at ease whether you are travelling alone or coming with your spouse or friends.
We all love food, wine and taste. Our aim wouldn’t have been completed if we didn’t introduce the culinary treasures of our country to all of you that love to travel and taste local “life”. We created Cooking Lessons Greece and we participate with exceptional local cooks, who pass on recipes and techniques from generation to generation.
We have designed the courses in such a way to make sure you have enough time to relax and enjoy the surroundings or go out sightseeing in Pelion.
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We take you on a unique culinary excursion to local producers of cheese, wine and olive oil. These are places guests would not have access to, otherwise and all our producers are as passionate as we are about the Greek cuisine and the making of superb local products which you will get a chance to taste.
We want you to leave feeling you have learnt more than the dishes you made during the course. We strive to inspire you and instil in you a passion for Greece and our Greek Pelion cuisine.