Tholos Santorini

2013 Santorini Year of Gastronomy

Santorini goes one step further by proclaiming 2013 as the Year of Gastronomy on the island. An announcement was made during a special event by the Mayor of Thira, Mr. Anastasios Zorzos. The logo of the “Year of Gastronomy” is inspired by an 18th century vase recently discovered at Akrotiri.

Made in Santorini
Santorini gives us the Cherry Tomato, the Fava pulse, an excellent caper, the White Eggplant, the white Chloro cheese and the Santorini cucumber “Kaltsouni”.  Santorini grows its’ own watermelon which is small, dark in colour with lots of pips, and has an excellent taste. The island offers a superb selection of fine wines of unique grape varieties, now internationally recognized as Assyrtiko.  The famous sweet dessert wine it produces, is of course, Vinsanto.

Santorini Assyrtiko White Wine

Assyrtiko White Wine

Santorini Vinsanto Dessert Wine

Santorini Vinsanto Dessert Wine

Santorini has some of the most famous restaurants in Greece
The core of people involved in this initiative support the concept of Good Cooking either by tradition or through the use of local products with modern techniques, innovative flavours and dishes in New Greek Cuisine. Local restaurateurs, chefs and hoteliers with a long history on the island have dedicated themselves for years to the art of fine cooking.

Press Conference at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens
A press conference and official presentation was held in Athens in January 2013 at the New Acropolis Museum of Athens. The event included a lecture by Professor Christos Doumas, on “Thiran delicacies of the 17th century”. The official opening for the “2013 Year of Gastronomy in Santorini” took place on the 3rd February 2013 at the Bellonio Cultural Center in Fira, the capital of Santorini.

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