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The experience in a nutshell
Type of the event
Number of guests
2 to 8
Time of the event
1:00 PM (3 hours)
A word about the experience
Sit down for a delicious Greek lunch in a magical setting in Athens: a private garden in the middle of a park where you'll dine under the trees!
• Multicourse lunch with small plates called 'mezze' and traditional Greek main dishes, made using herbs and vegetables from the garden • Aperitif and wine are included • The home is situated in one of the largest parks in Athens, featuring a beautiful garden with trees and a vegetable patch • Communal dining for 2 to 8 people
About your host, Yannis: "My name is Yannis and I'm passionate about Greek food and our local ingredients. I feel blessed as I live and work in a country that produces a plethora of unique products that I can use in my recipes and share with others."
See the menu
Home made breads with home made butter Pistachio and beetroot bread, walnut bread, Lagana or whatever makes our fancy that day..
Make your own fortified Tsipouro that is a surprise... but as a tip I say that it includes saffron and citrus fruits.
Various types of Olives and tapenade Goes soooo well with the fresh bread...
Soup - SALAD - pita
Yes, soup even in the summer... it may be hot, it may be cold but will certainly be tasty! We really love a good soup and I bet that it will have a few flowers from the garden on it!
You can call it Horiatiki or you can call it anything you want! It will sure have nothing but the freshest ingredients of the season!
Pita of the day Greek staple... savoury pie with some dough on top as well. Could be cheese, could be courgette and cheese, could be tomato, could be all of these together...
Chicken Lemonato The Saturday dish in our house... Lemony roasted chicken with roast potatoes and bitter greens
Pastichio Casserole type dish with pasta, minced meat in tomato sauce and béchamel sauce all baked together for a melt in your mouth experience! Food that all Greeks grew upon.
Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb With roast potatoes and bitter greens
Home Made Ice cream or Yoghurt depends on what we can find in the market to make it with...
Rosé Wine, Aperitif, Sparkling Wine
What to expect
Yannis is a great chef and host. The food was sophisticated, delicious and Yannis explained us all the steps and ingredients in a masterful way. Beyond the food, which again, was amazing, we had a great time with Yannis as it is very easy to connect with him and have a great conversation. Also the house and environment was very very cool. I highly recommend. Thank you Yannis !
Yannis was the most extraordinary guide through Athens’ world of food. Deeply knowledgeable, charming and funny, he provided us with what may well have been the highlight of our entire fabulous trip. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend an afternoon or evening with him- I promise you won’t regret it.
Yanni and Robert were wonderful hosts!! Our lunch with them was truly the highlight of our trip. Their house is beautiful and unique and very clean and Yanni’s cooking is exceptional. We live in nyc and consider ourselves food snobs and we really enjoyed this meal! Aside from the food the company was better, yanni and Robert were so much fun to talk to and hear their stories and learn about Greek culture and life. They shared so many helpful tips with us for our trip and are just wonderfully friendly people. I hope to see them again !!
Great experience, we loved it and highly recommend!