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Crete’s Bounty Unveiled: Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Workshops

Crete

Lasithi

Duration

4 h

Availability

Up to 25 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 25 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

Visitors are invited to choose between these three immersive experiences, each offering a unique perspective on Crete’s culinary and cultural heritage. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, an olive oil connoisseur, or a seeker of ancient wisdom, there’s a workshop tailored to ignite your senses and captivate your soul. Join us as we celebrate the timeless traditions and bountiful gifts of this enchanting Mediterranean paradise.

Booking Options

  • Local Wine Tasting

    Embark on a journey through the ages of Cretan viticulture, where the island’s rich history and diverse climate have shaped a unique wine culture passed down through generations. Join us for an immersive experience tasting six distinct wines from Cretan vineyards, showcasing the mastery of local winegrowers and winemakers. Following the tasting, indulge in a culinary exploration with a cooking seminar preparing the iconic pork Tigania. As we gather around the table, savor the flavors of Cretan cuisine, including a delightful Cretan salad, a selection of cheeses, and traditional dishes like Kapriko. Let the essence of Crete’s wine and culinary heritage ignite your senses as we share stories and forge connections over a sumptuous meal.
    Menu:
    Cretan salad
    Board with Cretan cheeses
    Fried potatoes (baked in the traditional way in plenty of olive oil)
    Pork Tigania with wine (with red wine)
    Kapriko (pork roasted with plain salt and lemon leaves)
    Mini cheesepies with honey or doughnuts with honey or yogurt with homemade spoon sweets
    Water, Greek coffee.

  • Olive oil bar and tour

    Embark on a captivating journey to uncover the ancient roots of Crete’s olive oil tradition. Join us for a seminar exploring the legendary “gold of Crete,” delving into its history, significance, and the profound connection between the land and its people. Experience both theoretical insights and hands-on practical learning, gaining a deep understanding of the pure olive oil of Crete. Venture to Kavousi to visit the oldest olive tree in the world, engaging in discussions about its remarkable history and the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Let the wisdom of this ancient tree inspire us to rediscover the true value of nourishment and sustainability.

  • Olive oil bar and menu

    Embark on a journey to uncover the enchanting allure of Crete’s renowned “gold”, its exquisite olive oil. Our seminar offers a holistic exploration, blending both theoretical insights and hands-on practical experiences to deepen your understanding of this precious elixir. Following the tasting, immerse yourself in a short cooking seminar centered around olive oil, where you’ll learn to prepare the beloved dish of gemista – stuffed tomatoes and peppers bursting with rice, meat, and Greek herbs. As we gather around the table, our meal begins, featuring a delightful menu infused with the flavors of olive oil and locally-sourced ingredients. Conclude your culinary adventure with a sweet indulgence, whether it’s orange pie with olive oil or doughnuts drizzled with honey. Savor each bite, share stories, and revel in the magic of Crete’s gastronomic treasures.
    Menu:
    Boiled vegetables or greens (with olive oil)
    Tzatziki (with olive oil)
    Fava (yellow split peas, onion, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon) with caramelized onions
    French fries (baked in the traditional way with plenty of olive oil)
    Gemista (with vegetables from our garden)
    Orange pie with olive oil or doughnuts with honey
    Water, Greek coffee.

  • Optional Services

    Once you complete your checkout with Gastronomy Tours, you can book your Car Rental or Transfer Services through our partners. Information you will find on the confirmation email.

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    English, Greek
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