Cuisine of Cyprus
Kitchen Cyprus - a Mediterranean kitchen, which was influenced by the culinary art of Turkey and Greece.
National cuisine of Cyprus
The basis of the Cypriot cuisine make meat dishes andof vegetables. Considered a delicacy Sea octopus - on his island fry grilled, stewed or marinated in wine for appetizers. It is worth noting that the common way of preparing Cypriot dishes is grilled over charcoal.
In Cyprus, the dishes are usually served with different sauces,eg cacık (yogurt sauce with mint, garlic and pickles, grated), Taramasalata (main ingredients: pollock roe, mashed potatoes and olive oil) and tahini sauce (it is composed of sesame seeds and lemon juice).
Popular Cypriot dishes:
- "Stifado" (beef, which is baked with spring onions);
- "Kleftiko" (leg of lamb with oregano and bay leaf, baked in a clay pot);
- "Moussaka" (a dish of minced meat, which is baked with vegetables and poured on top of the whipped cream and egg sauce);
- "Sheftalya" (meatballs with spices, preparing on the grill);
- "Aphelion" (pork, seasoned with coriander and marinated in wine).
Where to try the national cuisine?
In local establishments recommended to try"Meze" - fish or cold meats. For example, ordering a fish meze, you'll be served small plates, each of which will be laid out small pieces of shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, fish soufflé and various species of fish. To all this gastronomic diversity has served white bread, Greek salad, local sauces and olives (a dish to be ordered, as a rule, for two and costs about 20 euros).
Vacationers in Paphos can look in "MandraTavern "(restaurant specializing in fish mezes and dishes from beef), Larnaca - in" Black Turtle "(tavern pleases visitors fish meze served 20 dishes and live music), in Limassol - in" The Vine Leaf "( in this tavern serving souvlaki and other meat dishes), in Nicosia - in the "Zanettos" (restaurant offers eat Cypriot sausages, halloumi cheese in pita bread, veal liver). Tip: Order the main course, there is no need to worry more about the side dishes, because the cost of food, as a rule, turns on another salad, bread and sauces.
Culinary courses Cyprus
If you want a closer look at Cypruskitchen, then Paphos offers to attend the class, during which a local chef will reveal to you the secrets of cooking national dishes, learn how to cook some of them, as well as introduce you to local culinary traditions.
If you are not interested in directlytaking part in the process of cooking, but only their consumption, it can arrange a gastronomic tour of the villages of Cyprus (you will taste various national dishes).
The trip to the island to conduct podgadat gastronomic festival Cyprus Fiesta (Limassol, July) - guests will be glad to presentations, master classes and tasting of various dishes.