I went to Technopolis-Gazi today, the former gaz works factory turned culture centre, for a festival of Greek food, bringing together small producers from all over the country. The festival, co-sponsored by the City of Athens and Athinorama magazine, is a chance for people in the food and restaurant industry to network between them and with people form other fields but it is also open to the general public for a price of 5€ /day (running from Friday to Sunday). I imagine that if it turns out to be a success, on commercial criteria, it might as well be repeated next year or later, so look out for the "upcoming events" list here, some time next spring.
Saturday was a beautiful day anyway, so walking and sampling various treats in between, from the stalls of producers and merchants just felt like the right thing to do!
|A small restaurant at the couryard of Technopolis - Gazi|
|Indoor halls were almost packed by midday.|
|A booth with Greek sausages and other deli meats|
|Spreads of various kinds (tomato & chili, tomato & garlic, tomato & feta cheese, etc.)|
|Basturma (pasturma in Greek), sausages and more...|
|An olive oil from Rethymon, Crete with really fine taste and a spectacular design for its bottle|
|Mushrooms from Northern Greece|
|Eel, cut and sliced|
|A portable bee-hive (these are live bees in there!) and...|
|...the product of their work. Honey of various varieties.|
|Back in the courtyard, an Athens bakery chain was providing bread for people eating there|
|Four of the best restaurants in Greece were serving bite-sized appetizers based on their regular courses.|
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