Taste of Greece in the UK - The Best from Greece
Posted on: 26/Feb/2010
Starting in February and until December 2010, 39 famous British restaurants will put on their blue-and-white Greek colours and host "Taste of Greece - Greek Flavours in Great Britain," inviting the British to try original Greek recipes, Greek wines and cocktails.
It is all part of an effort by the Greek National Tourism Organisation's London office to promote Greece throughout Great Britain and attract a greater number of tourists to Greece this year.
The "Taste of Greece - Greek Flavours in Great Britain" action was launched 9 February at a central London hotel with a workshop devoted to the Greek diet.
More than 150 well-known British chefs and journalists had the opportunity to view an exhibition of photos from many areas of Greece, to taste local Greek products and to learn more about the "Taste of Greece" initiative from GNTO Director for Great Britain Sofia Panagiotaki.
The gastronomic creations of Christoforos Peskias and the sweet alchemies of Stelios Parliaros, who travelled to London to present contemporary recipes inspired by authentic Greek traditional products (Chios mastic, Kozani saffron, Greek yoghurt, feta cheese and honey), made a great impression on the experts.
Of special interest were the original drink concoctions, such as Mastic Spa, Baklava Martni and Thessaloniki Perfect Blend, which were prepared by award-winning "best barman in the world" Aristoteles Papadopoulos, showing the British that Greek products may also be used to prepare unique cocktails.
Finally, guests had the opportunity to take part in general knowledge games featuring questions about Greek destinations and gastronomic tourism and to win trips to Greece.
The competitions will continue throughout the year at the 39 restaurants, which will provide their customers with informational material on tourism destinations in Greece and on Greek gastronomy.
The Greek Flavours Travel Around The World and The Best from Greece Culinary Team contributes to this Gastronomic Journey!
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