A Macedonian Lunch at Ithaka Kafeneion in Sydney
Publish Date: November 23rd, 2012
Item Price: by Announcement
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Surprisingly, for a relatively small country, Greek cuisine varies greatly across its regions. The cuisine of the northern Greek region of Macedonia is no exception, offering its own indigenous and distinctive specialties, as well as characteristically pan-Hellenic dishes. Interestingly, Macedonia also has sub-regional cuisines such as Pontian and Politiki brought over by Pontian Greeks and Greeks of Constantinople and the surrounding regions, as they fled persecution.
This diversity is brought together in the taverns and home kitchens of the ancient and grand Macedonian capital of Thessaloniki. This city is also renowned for its desserts. In fact, Thessaloniki is often called glykomana (Sweet Mother) by the locals because of its huge number of sweet shops.
To coincide with the incredibly exciting exhibition, Alexander the Great: 2000 years of treasures, from the State Hermitage, Russia starting November 24 at the Australian Museum, Ithaka Kafeneion will be offering, A Macedonian Lunch (including dessert) featuring the cuisine from the northern regions of Greece and Alexander’s homeland.
A Macedonian Lunch will be available from 1130am to 4pm every Saturday from November 24 until December 22 and will cost $30 per person. Ithaka Kafeneion is located at 13/24-30 Springfield Avenue, Potts Point.
If you bring your exhibition ticket, Ithaka Kafeneion will provide you with a special gift.
Please click on the attached file for more booking information.
We look forward to seeing you there.