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Cooking at Karaiskos Farm

Traditional Greek dishes by Kritsa Gastronomy Hotel

Welcome to our farm! Have fun with us bycooking as families, children,or friends.Walk around the farm, pick greens, herbs and fresh vegetables from the garden, eggs from the chicken coop and then cook with us next to the wood oven that smoldering,traditional recipes from Greece and Pelion.

Cooking Lessons

Culinary experience with Timoleon Diamantis, Greece’s Master Chef

1. Culinary experience with Timoleon Diamantis, Greece’s Master Chef

A culinary journey in the history of the Greek “mezes”

Gastronomy is the art of preparing and serving rich or delicate and appetizing food, the cooking styles of particular regions, and the science of good eating. Timoleon Diamantis, Greece’s Master Chef from Makrinitsa (one of the most famous Pelion’s villages), will be your ideal host. Timoleon will help you to wade into the local gastronomy in a more modern approach.

At this cooking lesson you will have the opportunity to collect and learn more about the seasonal vegetables of our garden and how you can cook or preserve them, to smell the aromas of the precious Pelion herbs and experience a unique culinary experience next to an acclaimed chef.

Enjoy this unique experiential culinary journey in the history of the Greek “mezes”, small dishes that were served in the famous “tsipouradika” (small taverns) in our region from 1922 until today. Peliongastronomy awaits you to discover it.

We welcome our guests with a cup of hot mountain tea or homemade sour cherry juice. The pie will be served on the table accompanied with seasonal salad and wine from the Greek vineyard. At the end of the lesson, we say goodbye to our guests with small gifts and participation diplomas.

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Cooking lesson in Portaria - Let`s make the famous Greek pie with local woman

2. Cooking lesson in Portaria - Let`s make the famous Greek pie with local woman

Greek Pie: a tasty and healthy snack during the day

You will learn how to make - open phyllo dough by the traditional way for the pie, fill it with fresh vegetables and herbs collected straight from the farm’s garden and bake it in the wood oven.
Until the pie is going to be ready, we will prepare fluffy fried zucchini-balls and refreshing aromatic yogurt dip with herds from the garden and a fresh seasonal salad.

We welcome our guests with a cup of hot mountain tea or homemade sour cheery juice. The pie will be served on the table accompanied with seasonal salad and wine from the Greek vineyard.

At the end of the lesson, we say goodbye to our guests with small gifts and participation diplomas.

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Cooking lesson - Vegetarian lovers

3. Cooking lesson - Vegetarian lovers

From the farm to the table

Learn how to cook with what the fertile land of Pelion produces. We will cook "Briam" (oven-baked vegetables) with various seasonal vegetables gathered from the garden.

Until the “Briam” is ready, we will prepare a delicious Pesto Pasta. Our chef will teach you how to prepare our local and traditional pasta called “hilopites” and homemade basil sauce. This menu also includes preparing a traditional refreshing aromatic yogurt dip – tzatziki - with herds from the garden and a fresh seasonal salad. 

We welcome our guests with a cup of hot mountain tea or homemade sour cherry juice. The pie will be served on the table accompanied with seasonal salad and wine from the Greek vineyard. At the end of the lesson, we say goodbye to our guests with small gifts and participation diplomas.

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Discovering the secrets of Pelion’s land

4. Discovering the secrets of Pelion’s land

Feast of Flavors

You will learn how to cook a traditional Pelion recipe, “Meatballs in tomato sauce”. Knead the meatballs, prepare fresh tomato sauce and serve them with traditional local pasta “hilopites”. We set the table and complete our meal with traditional “Batzina”, an original zucchini pie from the region of Thessaly, a traditional refreshing aromatic yogurt dip – tzatziki - with herds from the garden and a fresh seasonal salad. 

We welcome our guests with a cup of hot mountain tea or homemade sour cherry juice. The pie will be served on the table accompanied with seasonal salad and wine from the Greek vineyard. At the end of the lesson, we say goodbye to our guests with small gifts and participation diplomas.

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