Our tour is an afternoon experience . Our arrival at the small and picturesque village of “Pigi” will be at 18:00, were we will have a short walk, for about 15 minutes, through the village.
We will end up at the square of the village and at the traditional kafeneio, where the first glass of raki for the day will help us prepare for our cooking class.
Mrs. Maria, our lovely cook, will be waiting for us in order to start the traditional Cretan cooking class. Suit up and be impressed by the quality of our organic products. You will use products litterally picked up from the backyard of Mrs. Maria's garden and you will learn how to make delicious ntako (crumbled tomatoes on traditional brusquettes), the classic tzatziki, ntolmadakia and gemista (stuffed vegetables with rice and herbs). Mrs. Maria will also demonstrate the preparation of an authentic Greek salad.
After the cooking ends, dinner follows with meal prepared in advance by Mrs. Maria. The main dish will be chicken and potatoes in tomato sauce, a typical dish in every Cretan household. All this of course with unlimited raki, local wine (red or white) and ...food stories. After the meal you will also have the opportunity to see a demonstration of the preparation of the main dish you enjoyed, by Mrs. Maria. The dessert will by the typical of the Cretan diet, meaning fresh fruit or yogurt with honey.
Duration: 5 hours
1. Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off (Rethymno District)
2. English, French speaking guide
3. Air-Conditioned bus transportation
4. Cooking Lesson & Full Dinner
5. Use of apron & cooking utensils
6. All ingredients for your meal
7. Printed Recipes
8. All taxes, liability insurance, fees and
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The laughs and the easy going attitude of these people is so enjoyable, would do it again although can;t rank it 5 as the English descriptions were poor.
Just go for it, not easy to describe how much all of us (4) loved it. The food, the people, the drive, the authenticity, the knowledge, all was so good. I think you can not pay authenticity, we felt guests, not clients. 1000% recommended.
To start with , why would you dedicate a full day in cooking ? I was dragged into that, wife and sister insisted (had to pay for them too!), but I was wrong...so yummy, so nice faces and such a lovely mainland drive ...Crete is much more than sun and sea...wow, impressed and was not expecting that....quite different if you are a city slicker ....
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