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Greek Easter Culinary Week

23/04/2019 - 30/04/2019

Greek Easter Culinary Week – April 23-30, 2019 –

Easter in Greece, Spring on a farm! Traditions, spirituality, nature and gastronomy unite together the holy week of Greek Orthodox Easter. Join us for a unique insight into the most impressive religious week and wittiness the mystic religious ceremonies of the “Epitaph” and “Resurrection”. Learn the gastronomic traditions, bake Easter pastries and cook “ladera” and “nistisima” the Easter week specialties. Learn culinary Greek and join an olive oil tasting. Watch the epitaph ceremony as it progresses along the seaside town of Gytheio. Visit a church built on top of an ancient temple and experience the ceremony of the resurrection of Christ. Everything the holy week leads to the culmination of the Easter Sunday feast. Out in the vibrant nature, a traditional feast to celebrate life, Spring and human relationships with music, food and drinks.

Day 1

  • Arrival at Eumelia
  • Welcome farm to table dinner. The chef will prepare for you an organic and zero-kilometer meal. eumelia’s organic vegetables are combined with local delicacies and form a unique gastronomic experience

Day 2

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast, including some of eumelia’s specialties such as lavender butter cookies, rosemary chocolate cake, freshly handmade bread with figs or olives, and infusions with wild herbs from the farm
  • Sustainability tour of the organic farm and experience, learn, meet the Greek agricultural landscape
  • Local cuisine cooking class and lunch: “ladera” the dishes using olive oil and “nistisima” the fasting dishes. Learn all the secrets of the local Laconic gastronomy with the guidance of the farm chef
  • Olive oil and olive tasting. Learn all the secrets of the green gold of Greece, how to distinguish a fresh extra virgin olive oil, the eatable Greek olive varieties and how to store your olive oil properly. Meet the perennial olive trees that age more than 2000 years – you can even hide in their trunks!
  • Farm to table dinner

Day 3

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Local cuisine cooking class, learning the Easter traditional gastronomy: “Easter eggs”, “tsourekia” and “koulourakia”
  • Farm to table lunch
  • Basic Greek culinary language class: Learn basic culinary Greek and know your way around a Greek kitchen, when you order your food at a taverna or shopping for food in a local market.
  • Easter Traditions
  • Farm to table dinner

Day 4

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Begin your daily visit of the region and this time you head to the historic area of Mani, filled with small stone castles and a raged terrain unmatched in beauty. You will visit the historic towns of Gytheio and Areopolis and head to the seaside town of Limeni with its theatrical backstage landscape and architecture. You will see how the local delicacy “Pasteli” (a honey sesame bar) is created and taste a freshly baked variety.
  • Enjoy lunch by the seaside in one of the most amazing locations and enjoy fresh seafood in the town of Limeni.
  • Head back to Gytheio for an afternoon coffee, a visit to the local history museum with a background stage of neoclassical buildings and the picturesque port.
  • Dinner in Gytheio town in the best restaurant with view of the port
  • Epitaph Ceremony
  • Return to eumelia

Day 5

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Local cuisine cooking class: making the famous  dish of “magiritsa”
  • Farm to table lunch
  • Resurrection dinner
  • Resurrection Ceremony

Day 6

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Easter Sunday traditional feast (Music, Dance)

Day 7

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Head to the seaside Byzantine Castletown of Monemvasia.
  • Liqueur tasting, local fermented honey and other local specialties tasting with a view of the sea and surrounded by Byzantine architecture.
  • Lunch in Monemvasia in the best restaurant in the castle with a culinary history of over 50 years
  • Return to eumelia
  • Farewell drinks

Day 8

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Farewells & departure

Details

Start:
23/04/2019
End:
30/04/2019

Organizer

Eumelia

Venue

Eumelia Farm
Greece + Google Map

Details

Start:
23/04/2019
End:
30/04/2019

Organizer

Eumelia

Venue

Eumelia Farm
Greece + Google Map