8. A Tasteful Variety of Greek Meze at Maria's Home
The Experience Maria’s home is one of the best places for you to experience Northern Greece’s traditional cuisine, which is worldwide famous for its unique flavors, many of them originating from Asia Minor’s Greeks. Walk in a warm and hospitable house, where Maria lives and creates. Take part in a 3-hour entertaining lesson and let your hostess introduce you to the secrets of the local countryside culture. Learn about her cuisine’s fresh ingredients, which are carefully collected from the markets of Modiano and Capani. Last but not least, enjoy the variety of flavorful dishes, while sharing your stories, discovering new recipes, and having a good time. That special memory of Greece will stay forever in your heart! The Host Maria, who was raised in Thessaloniki, could be regarded as a traditional cook of her popular city. She now lives with her daughter, Nefeli, in a cute and vivid apartment, having an amazing view of the Byzantine Walls and the town. Her talent for cooking, first expressed in her childhood, has been gradually combined with many years of practice in different dishes. Being a friendly and welcoming personality, Maria makes her guests feel very comfortable and at home. The Menu APPETIZERS 1. Traditional Greek Fava with Mackerel Fava, one of the most typical Greek dishes, is a purée made of yellow split peas. 2. Greek Fish Roe Dip Alternatively named Taramasalata, this sauce made of fish eggs, is an integral part of many Greek festivities. 3. Smoked Eggplant Dip Eggplant is a basic element for an abundance of Greek recipes. SALADS Greek Salad with Feta Cheese Also known as Horiatiki, the popular Greek salad is made with tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, olives, and oregano. MAIN COURSES 1. Greek Meatballs This famous dish, made of ground beef, flour and a selection of Greek spices, is one of the most typical grandmas' delicacies. 2. Stuffed Vine Leaves The grape leaves are filled with rice and herbs, cooked with lemon. DRINKS Two Glasses of Ouzo per Person Ouzo is a dry, anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece.