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June 2016

The feast of the Black Sea

June 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Theoxenia, Ουρανούπολη, Ελλάδα + Google Map

A cultural and gastronomic meeting of Pontic Greeks of the region. Music, dance and flavour from their unforgettable homelands will end in the best way this special week.

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The feast of Mediterranean olive oil

June 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Eagles Palace Resort & Spa, Ουρανούπολη, Ελλάδα + Google Map

Chefs Dina Nikolaou and Ilias Gkotsis prepared a menu based on "oil and olives from the Mediterranean", marrying oily flavours of local olive groves with Mediterranean products and influences, to create dishes inspired by the colours of Cypriot cuisine and the aromas of the Mediterranean.

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The feast of Mediterranean flavours

June 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Aristoteles Holidays Resort & Spa, Ουρανούπολη, Ελλάδα + Google Map

Sea Food barbecue by the magical pool of Aristoteles Holidays Resort & Spa, overlooking Mount Athos Bay. Pure flavours, local products directly from the Mediterranean sea, fresh seafood and vegetables from the organic garden of Mr Argyris! Don't miss it for anything in the world!

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The closing feast!

June 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Aristoteles Holidays Resort & Spa, Ουρανούπολη, Ελλάδα + Google Map

Mount Athos Area Kouzina will close as spectacularly as it opened. The closing ceremony includes the famous awards, which are now a top annual local culinary institution.

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August 2016

Wonderful theme trip at the “culinary Stanos”

August 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Wonderful theme trip at the “culinary Stanos”, which is organized in late summer as a farewell celebration, welcoming the autumn products : the milky trachana, the seasonal spoon sweets, the cherries, the delicious sausages, the forest beverages, the homemade yogurt and the «timeless» chops that «dominate» the cool evenings! Follow us!

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September 2016

Cooking class

September 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
cooking class “artichokes with plums, Ierissos, 63075 Greece + Google Map

Wonderful cooking class entitled “artichokes with plums”, which will be delivered by Veta Aivazidou at “Trattoria Sublime”, Ierissos! Travel agents from Cyprus will participate in the event in order to gain authentic gastronomical experiences in Mount Athos Area!

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May 2017

The feast of the forest fruits

May 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Arnea, Geogianneon Square, Arnea 63074 Greece + Google Map

Traditional pastry lesson , where Angelos and Fotini Gagani will prepare unique sweets and homemade liqueurs, using the rarest fruits from the forest Holomontas and many herbs from the Aristotelian flora . The course will end in celebration, where local choirs will accompany dinner in the stone squares of Arnaia . Do not miss it! Book it now!

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The feast of the “louvidia”

May 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Neochori Halkidiki, Greece, Green Slopes of the Aristotelian Mountain 63074 Greece + Google Map

Traditional cooking class which will be delivered by housewives - members of the Women's Association of Neochori, promoting the famous "louvidia" recipes. "Louvidia" are traditional beans grown in the region of Neochori - Palaiochori and they are famous for their excellent quality. The feast will end up in a "May Day" celebration, to show the way in which elders celebrated the importance of every day of the year

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The feast of the honey

May 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Stanos, Central Square, 63074 Greece + Google Map

Traditional pastry lesson, based on Stanos honey production. The feast will end up in a children celebration, who will sing and dance reviving old traditions, while a summer "gourounochara custom" will consist a contemporary symposium and the best tasty epilogue of the event! Do not miss it for any reason. Book a place now!

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The feast of mushrooms

May 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Mountainous area of ​​Arnea, Cholomontas, Αρναία, Ελλάδα + Google Map

A menu with ancient Greek origins and inspiration from the local mushroom culture of Cholomontas. An excellent spring night with chef Dimitris Pamporis from Ekies All Senses Resort and Vasilis Chairistanidis creating magical recipes and distilling strong tsipouro, offering it to those who booked on time a seat at his ancient Greek table!

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From Pindos to Aristoteles Mountain

May 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Varvara, Central Square, Varvara, 63074 Greece + Google Map

Traditional pie demonstration : the famous "meat pie" of Epirus will be presented by members of the Epirus chefs club and the delicious Varvara "trachana pie" will be  prepared by members of the Women 's Agricultural Association "Dryades". The feast will end up in songs and dances! UNDER THE AUSPICIES

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Dinner for Aristoteles

May 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Olympiada, restaurant Akroyali, Ολυμπιάδα, Χαλκιδική, Ελλάδα + Google Map

With herbs, plants and fruits from the Aristotelian Mountain, Louloudia Alexiadou creates dishes that combine the flavours of fresh forest fruit with sea products! A feast of scents and colours makes up a sea menu, inspired by the Aristotelian writings. Don't miss it for anything in the world! Book your participation now!

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From Pindos to Aristoteles Mountain

May 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Olympiada, fish restaurant Olympic, Ολυμπιάδα, Χαλκιδική, + Google Map

"Milk pie" demonstration : members of Epirus Chef Club will show us how to make the famous Epirus "milk pie", using local goat milk from the Aristotelian Mountain pasturages, while members of the "Ancient Stagira" Cultural Association will present the "Asia Minor milk pie", made by the same milk and organic products. Since the ancient town of Stagira is the background, you will love the quality and the content of the event!

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The fist of fisheren

May 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Stratoni, main breakwater, Στρατώνι, Ελλάδα + Google Map

A fishing feast in the port of Stratoni, a joyful festival of the sea. The people of this particular corner of the peninsula before Mount Athos honor the gifts offered by sea and land and often organize such celebrations. Feasting, dancing, local wine and liquor and plenty of fish offered to attendees make up a wonderful tourist experience that will fascinate you.

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The sea excursion of Ierissos and the “orkyni” corning

May 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ierissos, hils of ancient Akanthos, Ierissos, 63075 Greece + Google Map

The background of Ierissos port inspires the members of the Ierissos Women's Association, who organize a gastronomical excursion on the green hills of the "old village" (Aroviglis), where they offer local diches with origin from the culinary tradition and the time. They corn "orkyni" (a type of tuna fish), they sing songs and the dance, luring the visitors into a tour in the time, where everything is turned into a dreamy trip. Follow them!

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The feast of the sea

May 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Ouranoupoli 63075 Greece + Google Map

Fresh fish and seafood, cooked in the most traditional way, highlight the pure taste of the local seafood (Mediterranean) cuisine. A wonderful mouth-watering menu to accompany ouzo gives the opportunity to Michalis Lemoniadis to apply once again his father's Iosif techniques, who created in Ouranoupoli the first tavern of the village that today is a gourmet trademark of the bustling beach.

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The gifts of the rain

May 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis, cultural center, Ouranoupoli, 63075 Greece + Google Map

Cooking class, which teaches the way in which the wild snails can be cooked. The locals who came from Asia Minor considered that the snails were "the gifts of the rain". The cooking class will be delivered at the Cultural Center of Ouranoupolis' yard, attracting many visitors. Book now a place, to be among the lucky ones!

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The feast of the sea food recipes

May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ammouliani, Main Port, Αμμουλιανή, + Google Map

The local housewives will cook seafood in front of the beautiful harbour of the island, delivering cooking classes one after the other: seafood orzo risotto, fried sea anemone, fricassee fish, pies with Athos Gulf herbs, etc. Then they will offer their culinary creations and close the culinary show with songs from their memorable homeland. Don't miss it for anything in the world!

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The fishermen’s feast

May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ammouliani, Main Port, Αμμουλιανή, + Google Map

Ammouliani has the largest fishing fleet in central Macedonia. This means that the fish offered in the island's restaurants is caught on the same day. Besides, in Ammouliani if a fish was caught yesterday, it is not considered fresh! That is why the inhabitants welcome visitors to the fishing boats of the harbour, where they revive the traditional custom of "gripos", they teach them fishing techniques. The catch comes to the port, where it is grilled on the spot and, accompanied by Athonite tsipouro and wine, it becomes a joyful celebration of the sea!

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The feast of the port

May 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Akti Komitsa, Ammouliani, 63075 Greece + Google Map

A genuine sea menu with the signature of Vangelis Tousios. Overlooking the harbour and the peninsula the taste of the dishes, based on local sea food will fascinate you. Book your participation now!

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

May 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Megali Panagia, Holy Pilgrimage of Virgin Mary, Megali Panagia, 63076 Greece + Google Map

Traditional religious kourbani, a practice of Christianized common dinners, based on recipes taken from the local religious tradition. It takes place in the courtyard of the Holy Shrine of Megali Panagia and it is combined with a pilgrimage to the Virgin and participation in the Great Vespers

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The feast of the monastic cosmetics

May 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Ouranoupoli 63075 Greece + Google Map

Herbal cosmetics class, which will be delivered by Chryssa Grigoriou at the green yard of Avaton just few meters away from the land border of Mount Athos. Organic products, wild herbs and athonian olive oil are turned into organic cosmetics, creams, soaps, wax creams and what you can think about. Do not miss the opportunity to gain this fantastic experience! Book your participation and live the moment!

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

May 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Stratoniki, Chapel of Mountainous Saint Nickolas, Stratoniki, 63074 Greece + Google Map

A monastic dinner, which takes place on the slopes of the Aristotelian Mountain, cooked by representatives of local women's associations. Held in the magical courtyard of the Church Agios Nikolaos tou Vounou with incredible views of the bay and Mount Athos, combined with participation in the Great Vespers. Don't miss it! Book your participation now!

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June 2017

The feast of the monastic cuisine

June 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Ouranoupoli 63075 Greece + Google Map

Original Mount Athos dinner by Monk Nikitas, which will be followed by Athonite wine tasting. Indeed Metochi of Chromitsa presents original Mount Athos wines, made from the fruit of the vineyards of Mount Athos and by the hands of the monks. Among the many varieties, "Kormilitsa", the official wine of the Cremlin, stands out!

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The feast of the monastic products

June 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Eating & Wandering, Ouranoupoli, Greece + Google Map

Wandering among the blessed products of Mount Athos and Byzantine, religious monuments, that will create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and the culinary habits of its monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right!

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The feast of the monastic products

June 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Eating & Wandering, Ouranoupoli, Greece + Google Map

Wandering among the blessed products of Mount Athos and Byzantine, religious monuments, that will create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and the culinary habits of its monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right!

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The feast of the monastic products

June 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Eating & Wandering, Ouranoupoli, Greece + Google Map

Wandering among the blessed products of Mount Athos and Byzantine, religious monuments, that will create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and the culinary habits of its monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right!

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The Asia Minor pie

June 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Ouranoupoli 63075 Greece + Google Map

Amazing traditional cooking class inspired of Cappadocia : it will be delivered by local housekeepers with origin from Asia Minor and the pastry chef Panayiotis Sarakakis, from PLAISIR. The event will be accompanied by Asia Minor musical sounds. It's also a historical recursion to the tastes, a virtual trip to "those" kitchens and a wandering among the land of the gastronomical revelations. Do not miss it for any reason!

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The feast of organic oriental desserts

June 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Nea Roda, Costa Costa beach bar & mini restaurant, Nea Roda 630 75
Nea Roda , Greece
+ Google Map

A lesson in traditional confectionery by Ifigenia Manolouda, who creates preserves and jams, collecting fruits from the fertile land of Nea Roda. The recipes are based on techniques coming from Asia Minor, while her speciality is the "watermelon preserve" which highlights the rich production of the fields in Nea Roda. Later, famous bartenders will take the lead and create fragrant cocktails with these jams and mountovina and also present the signature KOUZINA cocktail. An event not to be missed! Fill out the entry form and join our gang!

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The feast of the anatolian spicy tastes

June 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Stratoni, Chapel of Ajion Theodoron, Stratoni, 63082 Greece + Google Map

Traditional cooking class entitled "Politiko Mydopilafo" will be delivered by local housekeepers nearby the romantic chapel of Saint Theodoron with the majestic view at Akantios Gulf. They will prepare religious dinner, using mussels of Olympiada and they will teach the way in which they cook. Handmade variety of meze will be offered after the lesson! Do you believe that you must miss it?

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The Pontus celebration

June 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Alexandros Palace Suites & Hotel, Τρυπητή 630 75, Ελλάδα + Google Map

A cultural and gastronomic meeting of Pontic Greeks of the region. Music, dance and flavour from their unforgettable homelands will end in the best way this special week.

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The Asia Minor “sea meeting”

June 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Ouranoupoli 63075 Greece + Google Map

Cooking class delivered by Chryssa Grigoriou. Fresh sea products are cooked according to the Asia Minor techniques, being ideally married with the gastronomy history and creating what is called "heritage". All these - only for few persons- will take place in the wonderful "Aegean Sea balcony" - belongs to the wonderful farm.

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The feast of the Mount Athos sea

June 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ammouliani, Megali Ammos fish restaurant, Αμμουλιανή, Ελλάδα + Google Map

All flavours of the Athonite sea mingle, creating incredible combinations and matching cooking techniques and uses of fresh produce. The smell of the sea, the view on Mount Athos and the sandy Drenia islands inspire Giota Tsakni to create culinary works of art!

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From Galimi to Ammouliani

June 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Akti Komitsa, Ammouliani, 63075 Greece + Google Map

A menu brought from the kitchens of Asia Minor and the fragrant ovens of the East, capturing memories, tastes and an aura of times bygone. The chefs enclose in their dishes the gastronomic history of an era!

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The feast of Mediterranean olive oil

June 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Eagles Palace Resort & Spa, Ουρανούπολη, Ελλάδα + Google Map

Chef Marco Motta from the famous Gastronomy School FORMAEMPLEAN (Madrid) and chef Dina Nikolaou prepared a menu based on "oil and olives from the Mediterranean", marrying oily flavors of local olive groves with Mediterranean products and influences, to create dishes inspired by the colors of spanish cuisine and the aromas of the Mediterranean.

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The ottoman dinner

June 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Stagira, Stagira, 63074 Greece + Google Map

Chef Dina Nikolaou, Dimitris Koparanis from ESTRELLA and housekeepers from Stagira and Stratoniki present "the dishes of the Sultan", combining the gastronomical history of the Sidirokafsia village with the Mediterranean influence of the sea. Do not miss it for any reason!

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The fishermen’s dinner

June 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Komitsa Bay, Komitsa, 63075 Greece + Google Map

Local fishermen are coming to the port after a tiring day, closing to their nets the richest haul. There, on the fishing boats, they prepare "kakavia" (traditional fish soup) and they offer the unique experience of their "hard everyday".

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The closing ceremony

June 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Tripiti, Theoskepasti ship, Tripiti, 63075 Greece + Google Map

Mount Athos Area Kouzina will close as spectacularly as it opened. The closing ceremony includes the famous awards, which are now a top annual local culinary institution.

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May 2018

The feast of the Arnea homemade sausages

May 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Arnea, Geogianneon Square, Arnea 63074 Greece + Google Map

It is the feast of the opening ceremony, which will be accompanied by songs and dances, presented by members of local choirs and local dance groups. Arnaia of tradition welcomes KOUZINA 2018 with joyful events where participation and joy dominate! The famous local sausages are baked around the square, the smell floods the city center, and the “moundovina” is abundant! Residents and visitors enjoy the spring and the local gastronomy opens its gates to the public for a whole month!

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The feast of the Paleochori potatoes and the presentation of the Cypriot “kolokasi”

May 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Paleochori, Central Square, Paleochori, Greece + Google Map

Traditional cooking course, which will be delivered by housewives - members of the Palaiochori Women's Association and will promote the local potato production. Also Cypriot housewives - members of the Larnaca Country Women Association will present recipes based on the Cypriot potato - "kolokasi" (PDO of Cyprus). The lesson will end on a celebration and the celebration in a genuine local folk feast, a Greek-Cypriot meeting of friendship and cooperation. Members of the Macedonian - Thracian Chef Club will present the event!

In parallel, French chef of Centre Culinaire Contemporain and chef Dimitris Polyzos present an excellent menu inspired of the ancient Greek cuisine which is accompanied by local wine from "Estate Claudia Papayianni". Join us from 14.00 until early in the morning! We believe that there is not a better way for the feast to be finished!

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The feast of “louvidia”

May 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Neochori, Central Square, Neochori
Chalkidiki, 63074
+ Google Map

A traditional cooking course, which will be delivered by housewives - members of the Neohori Women Association who will teach us how they cook "louvidia". It is the traditional bean that has been cultivated for years and years between the area of Neochori and Paleochori and it is famous for the excellent quality. The lesson will end in a "local feast" to show us how the older ones celebrated the importance of each day of the year. Members of the Macedonian - Thracian Chef Club "Alexander the Great" will present the event!

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The feast of the honey, of the bread and of the dough

May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
“Aristotelous”, Arnea Central Square, Arnea , 63074 Greece + Google Map

A lesson of traditional pastry, based on the honey production of Stanos. The course will evolve into a demonstration of cooking techniques and will culminate in a celebration of the children, who will sing and dance, reviving the tradition. At the same time, members of the ERGANI Women's Association of Episkopi, Heraklion, Crete (Chersonesos Municipality) will present Cretan desserts, made by Arnea and Stanos honey! Traditional pies and the opening of trachana «filo» are expected to impress!

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From Psiloritis to the Aristotelian Mountain

May 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Varvara, Central Square, Varvara, 63074 Greece + Google Map

Traditional pie demonstration: famous pies of Crete are presented by members of the ERGANI Women's Association of Episkopi, Heraklion, Crete, while the delicious Varvara “trachanopita” is prepared by members of the Varvara Women's Agritourist Association “Dryades”. The feast ends finding children singing and dancing!

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The feast of the Aristotelian Sea

May 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Olympiada, restaurant Akroyali, Ολυμπιάδα, Χαλκιδική, Ελλάδα + Google Map

With herbs, plants and fruits collected from the Aristotelian Mountain, Louloudia Alexiadou and the awarded chef of Grand Hotel Thessaloniki, Vassilis Tsontzos, create dishes that combine the cool flavors of the organic herbs with local seafood! A feast of scents and colors that make up a seafood menu, inspired by the Aristotelian writings.

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The feast of Saint Constantine & Helen

May 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranopoli, Tower Prosforiou Square, Ουρανούπολη
Ουρανούπολη,
+ Google Map

A Greek feast, a joyful celebration, a religious and cultural event where members of the Cultural Association of Ouranoupolis turn into a musical feast of the sea and history. We are waiting for you to dance together!

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The feast of the mussels

May 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Olympiada, central pier, Olympiada, Greece + Google Map

Chef Dina Nikolaou delivers cooking lessons, based on the rich local mussel’s production. Herbs and aromas from the Aristotelian Mountain blend with iodine of the sea while spicy spices, “moundovina” and pure olive oil “take off” the taste of the famous mussels, which are the gastronomic brand name of the historic settlement. The tasting trials give place to the Asia Minor “sea dances” and the feast… begins!

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The feast of the fish

May 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Olympiada, fish restaurant Olympic, Ολυμπιάδα, Χαλκιδική, + Google Map

Menu - Ode to the fish-production of Olympiada, created and presented by Maria Antoniou and Chef Dina Nikolaou. A gastronomic pallet, which “takes off” the tasting sensor, challenges and invites you! Book now a place in the gorgeous fish table of the excellent fish restaurant and enjoy!

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The feast of the sea

May 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Stratoni, Central Pier, Startoni Greece + Google Map

Fish event, organized by the Stratoni Sports Club, which excels in fishing competitions and marine events! The show of fish-culinary techniques and recipes ends in a musical event. After that chef Dina Nickolaou offers seafood dinner at the historic Lesxi restaurant of Stratoni.

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The feast of the coastal zone

May 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Costal Zone,

Three days celebration of the “Holy Spirit” and all the fish restaurants in the coastal zone welcome you, offering seafood dishes cooked with the freshest ingredients. Ask without fear, dare the proposed combinations, follow our gastronomic streets and enjoy the most beautiful summer excursion! Have a good time!

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The feast of the coastal zone

May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Costal Zone,

Three days celebration of the “Holy Spirit” and all the fish restaurants in the coastal zone welcome you, offering seafood dishes cooked with the freshest ingredients. Ask without fear, dare the proposed combinations, follow our gastronomic streets and enjoy the most beautiful summer excursion! Have a good time!

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The feast of the coastal zone

May 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Costal Zone,

Three days celebration of the “Holy Spirit” and all the fish restaurants in the coastal zone welcome you, offering seafood dishes cooked with the freshest ingredients. Ask without fear, dare the proposed combinations, follow our gastronomic streets and enjoy the most beautiful summer excursion! Have a good time!

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

May 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Arnea, Traditional Restaurant Bakatsianos, Arnea, + Google Map

Monastery dinner, based on products produced by the monks at the Monastery of Virgin Mary "the joy of the sad people" Paleochori and are famous for their purity and quality. Chef Dimitris Polyzos and chef Elias Gotsis from Athena Pallas prepare monastic dishes and travels visitors to the Athonian State, introducing them to the gastronomic habits of the monks!

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

May 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Megali Panagia, Holy Pilgrimage of Virgin Mary, Megali Panagia, 63076 Greece + Google Map

Traditional religious “kourbani”, based on recipes taken from the local religious tradition. It takes place at the yard of the Holy Pilgrimage of the Virgin Mary, promoting the local monastic production and it is always accompanied by participation in the evening prayer.

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

May 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Athos Bar Restaurant, Ouranoupoli, + Google Map

Original Mount Athos dinner served by Miranda Gkioura. It will be followed by athonian wine tasting. Indeed, “Metochi Chromitsa” presents original Mount Athos wines, made by the monks who use grapes collected from the Mount Athos vineyards. Among the many varieties, "Kormilitsa", the official wine of the Cremlin, stands out!

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

May 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Stratoniki, Chapel of Mountainous Saint Nickolas, Stratoniki, 63074 Greece + Google Map

Monastic dinner, which takes place on the slopes of the Aristotelian Mountain and it is prepared by representatives of local women's associations. It is served at the magical courtyard of the church of the Mountainous Saint Nikolaos with the incredible view to the athonite bay and it is combined with participation in the Evening Prayer.

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June 2018

The feast of the monastic cuisine

June 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Gomati, Chapel of Saint Panteleimon, Gomati, Greece + Google Map

Classic monastic dinner, which takes place at the yard of the exceptional Gomati chapel, after the usual Great Prayer. The courtyard - decorated by the tall cypress, the old bell, the demonstration showing how the "turned" local traditional pie is cooked by the locals and the magical view to the village will turn the religious “kourbani” event into an enjoyment of all the sensations.

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

June 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis, The Golden Hook, Ouranoupoli, Greece + Google Map

Chef Dina Nikolaou presents an “inspired” monastic menu, based on the athonian culinary heritage and on the Mount Athos organic produce. Overlooking the top of Mount Athos and the islets "Drenia" you will experience the gastronomic splendor of the seaside monastic cuisine, feeling the athonian breeze in every cell of your body!

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The feast of the monastic products

June 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Eating & Wandering, Ouranoupoli, Greece + Google Map

Wandering between the blessed products of Mount Athos and the Byzantine, religious monuments, that create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and to the culinary habits of the monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right!

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The feast of the pontic pie & Asia Minor sweets

June 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis, Ayia Marina Suites, Ouranoupoli, Greece + Google Map

A stunning classical cooking lesson inspired by Pontos, delivered by Plaisir's exquisite pastry chef, Panayiotis Sakarakis, combined with musical Pontian songs. A historical glimpse into the taste, a wandering between the cuisines of those times, and a virtual trip to the homeland of gastronomic discoveries.

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The feast of the marine gastronony of Asia Minor

June 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis, Eagles Palace Hotel, Ouranoupoli, Greece + Google Map

Inspired of the gastronomic heritage of the Asia Minor unforgettable lands, respecting the ancestors' habits - who remain unchanged in the course of the history, with love for the production of the Athonian Sea, chef Sotiris Evangelou from Makedonia Palace presents to the public a four-course menu, that seems to have "escaped" from the elegant dinners of Smyrni (Izmir) and it is re-recommended to the clients of the Vino Restaurant / Eagles Palace

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The feast of the anatolian tradition

June 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis, cultural center, Ouranoupoli, 63075 Greece + Google Map

Amazing cooking workshop, which is delivered by Ouranoupolis Cultural Association's members and always impresses all the participants. Herbs from Mount Athos, pure olive oil and cooking techniques brought from Asia Minor ends to a dinner where the authentic homemade Asia Minor recipes create fantastic impressions. An activity for few and selected participants!

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The feast of Anatolian spicy tastes

June 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Stratoni, Chapel of Ajion Theodoron, Stratoni, 63082 Greece + Google Map

Traditional cooking lesson, taken place at the picturesque Chapel of Agion Theodoron with the magic view on the Akanthios Gulf. Local housewives prepare a religious dinner, using mussels from Olympiada and teach the attendees how to prepare it. After the lesson, you will be offered hand-made appetizers!

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Word Oceans Day

June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Akti Komitsa, Ammouliani, 63075 Greece + Google Map

Chef Panayiotis Papadopoulos from "Relais & Chateau Restaurant Avaton" presents a unique and representative sea food menu in order to honor the "word oceans day" as it is marked and honored by all the Relais & Chateau Restaurants in the world.

The executive chef of Nikopolis Thessaloniki, Stefanos Stamidis will be the eminent guest and the head chef of the KOUZINA culinary festival Dina Nikolaou welcomes to Avaton Luxury Villas Resort French & Spanish journalists and gourmets.

A menu for few and elected!

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The feast of the sea

June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Ammouliani, Central Port, Ammouliani, Greece + Google Map

Ammouliani has the largest fishing fleet in central Macedonia. This means that the fish offered in the island's restaurants is caught on the same day. Besides, in Ammouliani if a fish was caught yesterday, it is not considered fresh! That is why the inhabitants welcome visitors to the fishing boats of the harbour, where they revive the traditional custom of "gripos", they teach them fishing techniques. The catch comes to the port, where it is grilled on the spot and, accompanied by Athonite tsipouro and wine, it becomes a joyful celebration of the sea!

At the same time recipes and dishes came from Prikonissos (Asia Minor region) and fresh seafood have been caught in the athonian sea inspire chef Stephanos Stamidis from Nikopolis Thessaloniki, who "escapes" from Dome Real Cuisine and travels to Ammouliani Island. He creates ecstatic and gastronomic flavors, presenting selected and special dishes. It is the "Feast of Prikonissos" and awaits you to honor it!

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The feast of Galimi

June 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Akti Komitsa, Ammouliani, 63075 Greece + Google Map

Menu for real gastronomic travelers, created by members of Chef Hellenic Gastronomy, who "discover" the tradition of Asia Minor through the Ammouliani’s production, the modern techniques and the historical routes. The products are the cause, since the reason is the creations of “The Roost”, which is the most delicious suggestion in Ammouliani Island. You should not miss this dinner!
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The feast of the Mediterrenean olive oil

June 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupoli, Ouranoupoli 63075 Greece + Google Map

This menu has been created by the famous Lebanese chef George Akkiki and it is based on “Mediterranean Oil & Olives”. It combines the oily tastes of the local products with those of the Mediterranean influence, creating dishes inspired of the Lebanese cuisine and the Mediterranean scents.

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The ottoman dinner

June 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Park of Aristotles, Stageira, 630 74 Greece + Google Map

Chef Dina Nikolaou and housewives from Stagira and Stratoniki meet each other at the green garden of “Aristotle's Park" and cook "the sultan's dishes". They invite you into a virtual trip at the gastronomic history of the “Sidirokafsia Villages” and they “mix and match” it with the area’s Mediterranean influence.

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The feast of the Mediterrenean Sea

June 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Komitsa Bay, Komitsa, 63075 Greece + Google Map

The executive chef Panagiotis Papadopoulos from Avaton Luxury Villas Resort and the famous Lebanese chef Georges Akkiki create a prime Mediterranean menu, where the sea flavors and the fish production of Akanthios Gulf dominate and fascinate. A gastronomic trip to the Mediterranean coast of the Athonite State, overlooking the Avaton gardens.

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The closing ceremony

June 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Komitsa Bay, Komitsa, 63075 Greece + Google Map

Kouzina 2018 will close as spectacularly as it opened. The closing ceremony includes the famous awards, which are now a top annual local culinary institution.

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May 2019

The feast of the wild mushrooms

May 15 @ 8:00 pm
Traditional Restaurant “Apolymeni Petra”, Cholomontas
Taxiarchis, 63100 Greece
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Chef Lefteris Athanasopoulos and Panagyiotis Xanthis launche the activities of KOUZINA 2019 in Holomontas - more specifically at «restaurant Apolymeni Petra» - where they collect wild mushrooms and create dishes of ancient Greek inspiration with a «mushroom» theme. Book a place in the green courtyard of the restaurant and feel the true Greek gastronomic identity! Read the menu! In cooperation with:

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The feast of the truffle

May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Traditional Restaurant “Magemeno Dasos”, Neochori Hills
Neochori, 63074 Greece
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Chef Lefteris Athanasopoulos, Panagyiotis Xanthis and Tania Vlachou are working together, creating a menu inspired by the ancient Greek "symposia" and the local truffle production. The entire Holomont forest "comes" to your table, while smells of the land and the air mix the eras! ... "A Greek table" is the cause of the people's meeting. Do not miss it! In cooperation with:

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The feast of the forest

May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Traditional Restaurant “Viraggas”, Cholomontas
Vrastama, 63100 Greece
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Chef Lefteris Athanasopoulos, Panagyiotis Xanthis and Vassilis Cheristanides collect mushrooms, forest fruits and wild herbs and finally they mix them creating a 4-course mushroom menu! Book a place at «Viraggas» Traditional Restaurant and let the chef and the owners take care of you! In cooperation with:

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The feast of the honey, the bread and the dough

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Traditional Sqaure “Plistario”, Arnea
Arnea, 63074 Greece
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A traditional pastry workshop, based on Arnea's honey production! Actually it’s a traditional feast that will be continued in the Town Hall square, where locally made sausages will be offered to every participant, meanwhile traditional dancers will celebrate the local organic produce. It’s the revival of the whole Arnea’s gastronomic tradition!

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The feast of the mountovina

May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Traditional Restaurant “Prasino Chorio”, Arnea
Arnea, 63074 Greece
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Manolis Valianos and the guest chef meet the local beekeepers, collect the famous moundovina (honey distillate) and get inspired: they create an excellent 4-course menu, which promotes the way in which moundovina and honey could be used. Ancient Greek inspiration in a completely green garden with a long history. We are waiting for you! Read the menu! In cooperation with:

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The feast of the Aristotelian Sea

May 20 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant “Olympic’, Olympiada
Olympiada, 57014 Greece
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Kavala is the honored Greek destination for KOUZINA 2019. That is why members of the Chef Club "Hellenic Gastronomy" say goodbye to its famous port and arrive at Olympiada, where - in cooperation with Maria Antoniou – create a gastronomic feast – ode to the Aristotelian sea. Fish, seafood, forest fruits, herbs, “armyrikia” (sea herbs) and Greek wine are coming one after another to your table - by the view of sea. Book your own place and just enjoy! [mk_button…

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The feast of Saint Constantine & Helen

May 21 @ 8:00 pm
Prosforiou Square, Ouranoupolis, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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A Greek feast, a joyful celebration, a religious and cultural event where members of the Cultural Association of Ouranoupolis create a musical feast of the sea and history. We are waiting for you to dance by our side!

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The feast of the mussels

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kavala Port, Kavala Port
Kavala, Greece
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KOUZINA 2019 is transferred to the honored Greek City of Kavala and members of the Chef Club "Hellenic Gastronomy" deliver cooking classes, based on the large mussels’ production of Olympiada. Colors and smells (coming from the Aristotelian Mountain herbs) are mixed with the iodine, meanwhile spices, moudovina and extra virgin oil strengthen the taste of the famous mussels. Keep in mind that the above mentioned mussels consist the gastronomical brand of the village. Could you miss that activity? In cooperation…

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The feast of the fish

May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Leschi Stratoniou, Stratoni
Stratoni, 63082 Greece
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A menu - ode to the local fish production, created and presented by members of the Chef Club "Hellenic Gastronomy" and Angeliki Minerou. A gastronomic pallet, which fascinates the taste, challenges and invites. Book a place to this dinner and just enjoy! Read the menu! In cooperation with:

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The feast of the sea

May 24 @ 8:00 pm
Aristotles Holidays Resort & Spa, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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By the view of the Athonian Bay and the Island Ammouliani the executive chef of AKMI Ioannis Panayiotidis and the awarded chef of the Aristotles Holidays Resort & Spa Kostas Dalianis go to the Tripiti Port and select the freshest fish and sea food. Then, they mix the fish with sea herbs and organic vegetables from the hotel’s garden, creating dishes inspired of the sea, the land and the summer which is approaching! Book a place and enjoy “the feast…

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The feast of the Aristotelian sea

May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant “Akroyiali”, Olympiada
Olympiada, 57014 Greece
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Chef Panayiotis Karafoulides from the Culinary School DELTA and Louloudia Alexiadou are waiting for the fish that have been caught by Andreas and they choose the best. Then, they head to the kitchen of “restaurant Akroyiali” in order to create a menu inspired of the Aristotelian «water element». They mix the fish with wild herbs and forest fruits and when the ingredients are combined the smell dominates! The wine is always served, there's plenty of tsipouro and a lot of…

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The feast of the athonian sea

May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant “KOKKINOS”, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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A sweet spring night the executive chef of "Restaurant KOKKINOS" Akis Stefanides creates a menu based on the local sea production and inspired of the athonian cooking techniques. Fish are cooked with pasta and fresh vegetables, are served immediately and are accompanied by athonian wines in order to take you on a "trip" around the athonian “trapeza”, where the sea food dominate and fascinate the taste! Read…

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The feast of the monastic products

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Gift Shops, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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Wandering between the blessed products of Mount Athos and the Byzantine, and religious monuments create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and to the culinary habits of the monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right!

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The feast of the monastic products

May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Gift Shops, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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Wandering between the blessed products of Mount Athos and the Byzantine, and religious monuments create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and to the culinary habits of the monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right!

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The feast of the monastc cuisine

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Megali Panagia, Holy Chapel of Virgin Mary, Megali Panagia
Megali Panagia, 63076 Greece
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Traditional religious “kourbani”, based on recipes taken from the local religious tradition. It takes place at the yard of the Holy Pilgrimage of the Virgin Mary, promoting the local monastic production and it is always accompanied by participating in the evening prayer

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The feast of the monastic wine

May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant “Skites”, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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Journalist Eleni Kefalopoulou visits a fantastic “balcony to the Aegean Sea”, belonging to “Skites Bungalows”, and presents athonian wines - just few meters away from the land border to Mount Athos. Athonian dishes and snacks complete the pieces of the athonian wine and gastronomy puzzle, which always fascinates for the simplicity in the taste and the ingredients!

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Athos Luxury Seaside Villas, Akti Komitsa
Nea Roda, 63075 Greece
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Monk Nikitas from the Cell of Saint Nikolaos (Mount Athos) prepares an excellent monastic cooking class, based on the culinary heritage and organic produce of Mount Athos. In the green yard of “Athos Villas Luxury Seaside Villas”, with the view of the athonian peninsula and the peak of Mount Athos, you will surely live the gastronomical glory of the monastic cuisine and feel the athonian aura in every cell of your body! Do not miss this KOUZINA event!

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June 2019

The feast of the monastc cuisine

June 1 @ 8:00 pm
Chapel of Saint Modestos, Arnea
Arnea, 63074 Greece
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A classical monastic dinner, which is organized in the big yard of the romantic chapel Saint Modestos / Arnea, after the evening prayer. The big cypress trees, the old bells, the monastic dishes and the magical view will turn the religious “kourmpani” into an enjoyment for your senses. We invite you and we are waiting for you!

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

June 2 @ 8:00 pm
Eagles Palace Resort & Spa, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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Chef Apostolos Altanis from Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki is inspired by the athonian sea aura and visiting the kitchens of Eagles Palace creates a menu with athonian origin and monastic influence. Alongside him, Italian monks complete the palette of authentic religious creation based on fish from Mount Athos, which blends with the wild herbs so as to make it the most gastronomically successful combination! Do not miss this dinner. Close a timely place and enjoy a Mediterranean creation with a clear…

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The feast of the pontiac pie

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
ALOU cocktail bar, Ierissos
Ierissos, 63075 Greece
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A stunning classical cooking lesson inspired by Pontos, delivered by local housekeepers, combined with musical Pontian songs. A historical glimpse into the taste, a ramble between the cuisines of those times, and a "virtual" trip to the homeland of gastronomic discoveries. Do not miss it!

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The feast of the marine gastronony of Asia Minor

June 4 @ 8:00 pm
Fish Restaurant “The Golden Hook”, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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Inspired by the gastronomic heritage of the unforgettable lands of Asia Minor, respecting the ancestral habits - which remain unchanged in the course of history, with love for the production of the Athonian Sea, chef Sofia Georgakaki from IEK DELTA presents to the public a four-course menu, that seems to have "escaped" from the elegant dinners of Smyrni (Izmir) and it is re-recommended to the clients of the Fish Restaurant "The Golden Hook". There is no reason to miss this…

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The feast of the anatolian tradition

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Cultural Center, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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"A traditional cooking workshop, which is delivered by Ouranoupolis' housekeepers with roots from Asia Minor! An activity that always impresses the participants. Herbs from Mount Athos, local extra virgin oil and homemade pastries are mixed, in order to create amazing dishes “influenced by the past” and delicious “mandi”, which seems to include all the athonian nature! An activity for few and selected participants! "

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The feast of the “moundovina” from Arnea and the recipes from Izmir

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Square Prosforiou, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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An amazing cooking workshop, which promotes the recipe of “soutzoukakia” (meatballs), delivered at the most central point of Ouranoupolis. The dishes are grilled on the spot and are accompanied by the famous “moundovina” – product of the Arnea’s beekeepers!

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The feast of the Prikonissos

June 7 @ 8:00 pm
Fish Restaurant “Anemotrata”, Ammouliani
Ammouliani, Greece
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Ched Ioannis Angeloudas from the Greek Culinary School DELTA and Vangelis Tousios from the Fish Restaurant “Anemotrata” are inspired by the smell of the Athonian Gulf and the historic heritage of Ammouliani Island, creating an Asia Minor menu, where meze dominates and smells take the visitors on a "virtual" trip to the Asia Minor dinners. Will you really miss it? Read the menu! In cooperation:

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The World Oceans Day

June 8 @ 8:00 pm
Avaton Luxury Villas Resort Relais & Chateaux, Akti Komitsa
Nea Roda, 63075 Greece
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The executive chef Panayiotis Papadopoulos from “Relais & Chateau Restaurant Avaton” presents a unique and representative sea food menu in order to honor the “World Oceans Day” as it is marked and honored by all the Relais & Chateau Restaurants in the world. Read the menu!

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The feast of Galimi

June 9 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant “The Roost”, Ammouliani
Ammouliani, 63075 Greece
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In the typically Ammoulianian yard of Restaurant "The Roost", chef Konstantinos Trontsiow from the Greek Culinary School DELTA offers to his visitors dishes that had usually been served at Galimi, during the “Grande” Asia Minor dinners. A menu brought directly from the homelands of Asia Minor – tastes of spices and fish, herbs and pasta, sugar and syrup… We are waiting for you to taste everything! Read…

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The feast of the slovenian cuisine

June 10 @ 8:00 pm
Eagles Palace Resort & Spa, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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The last section of KOUZINA 2019 is dedicated to the Slovenian cuisine. Tender veal, wonderful pastries, forest fruits, excellent wines, cheese and best quality of prosciutto set the Slovenian cuisine to the pallet as one of the most delicious and spicy Mediterranean cuisines. Today, the slovenian chef Manca Istinič and the head chef of the KOUZINA Dina Nikolaou invite you in the luxury Eagles Palace, in order to offer the Slovenian edition of the Mediterranean diet and to initiate you…

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The feast of the local meat

June 11 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant “Isvoros”, Stratoniki
Stratoniki, 63083 Greece
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Argyri Xatzi from “Restaurant Isvoros”, the Slovenian chef Manca Istinič and the head chef of the KOUZINA Dina Nikolaou visited the Aristotelian Mountain, collected herbs and fresh fruits and went to the restaurant’s kitchen to combine them with local organic meat from the farm of “dad Xatzis”. The result? We will all feel it at the green garden of the traditional restaurant, so as to realize how an original Slovenian menu can be offered when it is cooked with local…

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The feast of the Mediterranean cuisine

June 12 @ 8:00 pm
Fish Restaurant “Amalia”, Pyrgadikia
Pyrgadikia, 63076 Greece
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This evening the Slovenian cuisine meets the original Greek one to the village of Pyrgadikia, where the fresh fish production impressed the Slovenian chef Manca Istinič and the head chef of the KOUZINA culinary festival, Dina Nikolaou. Both of them – in cooperation with the owner, Amalia – chose the freshest sea food and prepare a Mediterranean sea food dinner, which combines the Slovenian with the Greek characteristics, composing a really delicious Mediterranean menu!

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The Mediterranean gastronomical celebration

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Restaurant “Lemoniades”, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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A sweet summer night, Michael Lemoniadis and his team welcome the guest chef of AKMI EDUC GROUP Herakles Asprides and the head chef of the KOUZINA feast Dina Nikolaou, in order to create together a menu based on the local sea production and inspired of the Mediterranean Sea. Fish are cooked with potatoes and fresh vegetables, are served immediately and are accompanied by athonian wines in order to take you on a "trip" around the athonian “trapeza”, where the sea…

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The closing ceremony

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hotel Akrathos, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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In the amphitheater of the Akrathos Hotel the KOUZINA 2019 culinary festival gives its place to the organization of 2020 through a Mediterranean cultural meeting, which will be “discussed”!

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