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Farm to table

Our effort for evolution in a healthy, Cretan and Mediterranean diet,

ends in our kitchen but starts in the field.

We take care of the ingredients used and invest in their quality

by keeping our own, private fields where we practice ethical agriculture

with absolute respect for the environment and without any use of chemicals.

We also co-operate with small, local producers and organic farmers

in order to provide safe and healthy food with a high nutritional value.

 

Selected dishes with organic ingredients

  WE ADDED TO OUR MENU DISHES THAT ALLOW US TO USE INGREDIENTS COMING FROM OUR GARDEN   ‘Dolmadakia’ With aromatic yoghurt dip € 4,80 ‘Kolokithanthi’ Stuffed zucchini flowers filled with a blend of local cheeses and basil. Deep fried in a crispy batter. € 5,00 Stuffed ‘kadaifi’ Shredded pastry (kadaifi) stuffed with pastourma (cured Read more about Selected dishes with organic ingredients ...

ORTHI PETRA RESERVE

  We would like to introduce some of our new additions to our selected wine list for the summer 2022 season. We hope you will like them as we do ! Red BIO dry wine aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels. Syrah 60%, Kotsifali 40% - 14,5% alc. It is known Read more about ORTHI PETRA RESERVE ...

VILANA FUME

  We would like to introduce some of our new additions to our selected wine list for the summer 2022 season. We hope you will like them as we do ! A trail blazer for Cretan standards in wine making... From the delicate white Vilana variety, an impressive smoked white wine. A golden yellow wine Read more about VILANA FUME ...

Our own early olive oil

Early olive oil is the natural juice from crushing unripe – unwrinkled olives retaining the green color and aroma of the fresh fruit. It is rich in all the valuable ingredients of olives – antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and provitamins, polyphenols and therapeutic substances – but also up to 5 times higher in content than a Read more about Our own early olive oil ...

Homemade “Tirozouli” cheese

Tirozouli – “Tir-o-“: cheese, “tiro-komo” (verb): to make cheese, “-zouli”, “zoulao” (verb): press This traditional product of Crete has its roots in mythology. Remember Amalthea (the goat that raised the Cretan Zeus), whose horn still symbolizes abundance today! The milk of Cretan sheep and goats today is processed in a traditional way, but in modern Read more about Homemade “Tirozouli” cheese ...

Our raki

Our raki (or Tsikoudia) is traditionally homemade using old methods After crashing the grapes to make wine, the rest of the pulp is stored until the small distilleries open and start producing the ‘raki’. It is a high quality distilled product with the aromas and the flavour of the Liatiko variety. Liatiko is an indigenous Read more about Our raki ...
siglino

“Siglino”, the Cretan cured pork meat

In Crete, “Siglino” is cooked from pork kept in the “glina”: the fat resulting from its sizzling. This method kept the pork as long as possible after the slaughter of the animal, since there were no refrigerators for storage at that time . ...
Cretan skioufihta pasta

“skioufihta”: the Cretan traditional, handmade pasta

Skioufihta are the local pasta – handmade, delicious, cooked in different ways according to your taste The main ingredients are wheat flour, water, salt and a little olive oil. They have a cylindrical shape and are not made with a classic dough roll like many other fresh pastas. Their name “skioufihta” or “skioufikta” comes from Read more about “skioufihta”: the Cretan traditional, handmade pasta ...
Cretan apaki

Cretan ‘Apaki’

“Apaki” is a particularly delicious Cretan pork, raised and prepared with love and in a special way. It is a traditional, natural product, which contains no preservatives. It gets its particular taste thanks to the choice of good raw materials, quality vinegar and the wonderful aromatic herbs of the fertile lands of Crete. The preparation Read more about Cretan ‘Apaki’ ...
grape press

“Liatiko”: our house wine

Our wine is made from 100% Liatiko variety grapes Liatiko is a Cretan variety, one of the oldest in the Mediterranean. The grapes ripen very early and have a faint red color as their main characteristic. Our vineyards are located in the village of Veni, in the province of Mylopotamos, in Rethymnon. We make our Read more about “Liatiko”: our house wine ...

Strawberries

We pay great attention to our cultivation of strawberries   *the plant can easily take all the elements of its environment (soil, water supplies and others) and the strawberry has a tendency to easily retain pesticides. Our strawberries are grown on our estate in the region of Vitsilia in Malia, without any use of pesticides Read more about Strawberries ...
rocket leaves

Rocket

Rocket is an excellent tonic and extremely healthy green It protects against osteoporosis, obesity and cancer. It cleanses the blood, removes cholesterol, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, lowers blood sugar levels, stabilizes metabolism and therefore helps in our effort to lose weight. Our cultivation of our rocket comes from our field in the area Read more about Rocket ...
Vlita prostate pigweed

‘Vlita’, nutrient local greens

Delicious and healthy greens* from our own garden, which offer many nutrients. They are rich in iron (132 g of steamed green vegetables provide 17% of the recommended daily iron intake), making them an ideal source of iron. They are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A. They are also a source of manganese, magnesium, Read more about ‘Vlita’, nutrient local greens ...
cherry tomatoes

Organic cherry tomatoes

The cherry tomatoes we use are organic and of various varieties, such as cherries, acorns, etc. Our main supplier is the certified organic farmer Vassilis Kavvalos that cultivates them in the village of Agios Vlasis, Heraklion, with a lot of passion and special attention, so that they are always delicious and healthy. We also cultivate Read more about Organic cherry tomatoes ...

Our heirloom ‘buffalo’ tomatoes

Our heirloom tomatoes come from an old and forgotten variety of Crete “psomontomata”   that is cultivated organically – using his own, kept seeds for us – by a certified organic farmer, Vasilis Kavvalos in Agios Vlasis village. The difference from other varieties is at colour (pink), shape and unique flavour. ...
farm fresh eggs

Farm fresh eggs

Most of the eggs used in our kitchen come from our chicken coop in our farm in Vitsilia, Malia. Real free roaming eggs, from chickens living in a natural habitat and under the best conditions; grazing at the grass field, under the Greek sun and clean air, eating natural and organic food. ...

Our own craft BeeRA

Our craft beers are fresh, unpasteurized, unfiltered beers It all started with our LAGER back in 2020. It was produced in limited quantities and exclusively for us by a local microbrewery (Notos Brewery, Heraklion). A high quality lager beer, brewed from selected ingredients according to our own recipe, with a traditional brewing method. Next year Read more about Our own craft BeeRA ...

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