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The experience in a nutshell
Type of the event
Cooking classes, Greek
Number of guests
2 to 8
Time of the event
6:00 PM (3 hours)
A word about the experience
Join this mezze cooking class and learn how to cook traditional Greek mezze, during an afternoon full of laughter, ouzo, and plate after plate of delectable Greek food!
• Learn how to cook at least 7 Greek mezzedes while you admire a perfect view of the Acropolis, then devour the mezzedes around a big table with good Greek wine and traditional spirits • Wine, beer, and traditional Greek spirits are included • CookinAthens studio boasts a beautiful view of the Acropolis, and is located in the historic center of Athens, just 6 minutes from the Monastiraki metro station • Communal cooking class and lunch for 2 to 8 people • Marilena believes that cooking should be joyful and creative, sometimes using traditional recipes as a guide to come up with something new
About your host, Marilena: "I've lived in Athens my entire life and I'm a passionate food lover and food blogger. Recently I created CookinAthens, a cooking studio with a perfect view of the Acropolis, designed to make you love Greek food. Here you'll taste authentic Greek foods and learn how to cook them, too."
See the menu
Tzatziki Yogurt dip with cucumber, garlic and dill
Zucchini balls Zucchini fritters with fresh herbs and cheese
Eggplant rolls with tomato sauce and cheeses Eggplant rolls with tomato sauce and cheeses
Fried cheese (saganaki)
Small cheese pies with handmade phyllo
Tigania chicken or pork with wine sauce and mustard
Meatballs meatballs with spearmint and ouzo
Ntakakia Small rusks with fresh tomato and fresh cheese from Crete
Fava Santorini yellow split pea with mastic sap
Roasted peppers Stuffed peppers with cheese and fresh thyme
Shrimps saganaki Shrimps baked in tomato cheese with fresh cheese
Traditional Greek Dessert
Red Wine, White Wine, Beer, Guests can bring alcohol
What to expect
We had a wonderful multi-generational Zoom lesson with Marilena. A perfect family activity during the pandemic, with terrific Greek food in each house as an end result. We so appreciated Marilena's helpful suggestions in proposing a menu that worked for our whole group, and he patience in walking us through the various steps to get all of us to the end of our three-course tour de force! We can't wait to have an in-person class with her -- with a view of the Acropolis -- in the future.
Marliena was an incredible host and chef. She is cool and an easy person to deal and chat with. Food was incredible and we cooked with her. It was raining so we stayed indoors but the view of the Acroplis was magnificent. The infrastructure and tools were cool and modern. We loved her company.
Wow! Our cooking class was great! With a view of the Acropolis! Marilena changed up some of the recipes to meat with our requests. We made Mezedes which are like appetizers or small plates. Sooooo good! Our friends, who we traveled with and us are planning a Greek Party with all the foods we cooked.
We laughed and drank wine and cooked. One of our best nights in Athens! We would definetly do this again. Marilena and her assistant Artemis were delightful and made the evening something special.
Thank you both for a wonderful experience!
Marilena is a perfect host. She has created a vegan menu for us that we cooked together in her beautiful cooking studio. I never thought that grilled eggplants could taste so good. This event was a great addition to our visit to Athens. Thank you Marilena!