From the moment we met Stamatios in Monastiraki Square until we ate the last bite of our meal, we knew this was a special evening. Stam was professional, fun, interesting, and an excellent teacher. He guided us through the art of making Spanakopita while we rolled out our Filo, squeezed our spinach and crushed our feta. Our chicken and pepper dish was phenomenal, as was our Tzatziki, and chocolate and orange mousse. The spanakopita was truly a work of art. Stam explained where the ingredients came from, and did so with such pride for his country. When we finished and retired to the rooftop overlooking the Acropolis, the evening became even better. Stam served us our choice of wine and then our dinner. Every moment of this experience was absolutely wonderful. It was the best part of my week long trip to Athens. Please don't miss this!
My husband and I were totally impressed with our Greek cooking class on May 19th. Our teachers, Dimitrius and Spiros, were fun, courteous, patient, and very skilled. With just enough help, we got to make many classic Greek recipes using traditional ingredients and techniques. After about 2 hours of fun cooking and tasting, we were escorted to the rooftop terrace for a once-in-a-lifetime, al fresco dinner looking at the lit-up Acropolis of Athens. Talk about memorable! Dimitrius and Spiros kindly joined us for dinner and kept us entertained for a relaxing hour or so on the terrace while we dined and watched the sunset. We took home all recipes that we made in the class, such as country spinach pie, Greek salad, tzatziki, eggplant with tomatoes, peppers, and feta, and bougatza an amazingly delicious and not-too-sweet phyllo pastry dessert filled with custard. Don't miss this cooking class if you are in Athens!
A definite must do in Athens. We have cooked Greek food ourselves at home but this was a unique experience and well worth the time. It was raining so we could not take advantage of the rooftop for dining but Jupa xhilda set up a dining table inside and we had a wonderful meal as result of Jupa teaching us how to make the spanakopita, greek salad, stuffed eggplant and creamed filled desert with phyllo. It was a night to remember!
Our cooking class happened on a rainy day so we did not get to have the rooftop dinner with the acropolis view. Nevertheless the cooking class was fun and we learned a lot. What would be helpful, is if the guides asked for our email addresses and sent us the recipes after the class. I totally forgot to bring the recipes with me and was bummed because the dishes we made were absolutely delicious even though they were all vegetarian dishes.