Δευτέρα, 1 Ιουλίου 2013

Basic ingredients of the Greek gastronomy

Do you want to know why the Greek cuisine is one of the most famous in the world?

Greek cuisine has 4 secrets: good quality fresh ingredients, correct use of flavourings (herbs) and spices, the famous Greek olive oil and simplicity.

Most vegetables are cultivated in natural ways and they therefore maintain their aroma and their flavour. You will be happy and content after tasting a Greek tomato, cabbage, carrot, onion, parsley and garlic. At the same time, you should not forget the rich flavour and aroma of fresh Greek fruits, such as grapes, apricots, peaches, cherries, melons, watermelons, etc.
Greek olive oil deserves a special note. It accompanies almost all Greek dishes, it is used abundantly in most of them, it is of excellent quality and it is very good for your health. It is also known that artificial cultivation of vegetables is not carried out due to the mild Greek climate.
The Aegean and Ionian Seas are crystal clear and rich with fish. Fresh fish on the grill is considered to be a true delight.
As far as flavourings (herbs) are concerned, which almost very Greek gathers from the hills and the countryside, they are renowned for their gustativeness, aromas and curative properties. As you taste some of the many different dishes, you will be mesmerized by the amazing aroma of oreganothymemint and rosemary.
Do not forget to also try the Greek cheeses, especially feta cheese. Taking as fact that the sheep and goats are free-ranging and the pastures are especially lush and green, Greek meat has a unique taste that cannot be compared. Mediterranean seafood is much tastier than those from the oceans.


Content from http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/gastronomy

Δευτέρα, 15 Απριλίου 2013

Tzatziki Recipe!


Cool and creamy this cucumber dip flavored with garlic is the perfect compliment to grilled meat and vegetables. 

It's served on the side with warm pita bread for dipping, and is also used as a condiment for souvlaki.







Ingredients 

Yield: About 2 cups
Strained Greek yogurt 450 ml
Cucumber, peeled 1
Garlic cloves, minced 3
Fresh dill or mint, finely chopped 1 ½ Tbsp.
Extra virgin Greek olive oil 3 Tbsp.
Red wine vinegar 1 ½ Tbsp.
Salt to taste

Preparation
  •  Deseed then coarsely grate the cucumber. 
  • Squeezeout excess moisture. Mix with yogurt. 
  • Add garlic, dill, extra-virgin Greekolive oil, vinegar, and salt. 
  • Combine well. 
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

Extra tip: Garnish with some olives and slices of cucumber  before serving!

Τετάρτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2013

Are you ready for the new summer season?

YES, WE ARE!
Pefko's Team, Nikos, Maria, Takis and Stamatis are super-ready and waiting to see you soon in Lipsi!
Spring is already here in the beautiful island of Lipsi and we are preparing our restaurant for the new season.
New recipes but the same love for authentic food from Lipsi.
Hope to see you soon
PEFKO Restaurant Team


Τρίτη, 25 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Christmas delights in Greece! Merry Christmas!


Sweet teasers with cinnamon and honey
One cannot leave a table satisfied unless they have felt the pleasure of sweetness on their tongue. Honey is a symbol of abundance and that makes it indispensible for the Christmas table. 
Greeks enjoy it with pancakes,díples, and melomakárona. In the city of Volos, they are baklavá lovers, whereas on Corfu they skip honey to sweeten their palates with Christmas pudding. 
Sweet pies with walnuts (called platséda) await the diners on Lesvos, whereas the area of Kavala honours those famous butter and almond biscuits dusted with powdered sugar named kourampiédes. A version of those is peculiar to Samos by the name of katádes.

Σάββατο, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Il colore blu profondo del mare greco nei vostri piatti.


Il mare greco, il mare più bello e famoso del mondo, nasconde tesori nelle sue acque.
Nel ristorante Pefko Lipsi scopriamo questi tesori, per portarli in tavola: il "profondo blu" del mare greco per un viaggio all'insegna di sapori unici nel vostro palato.

Polpo, calamari, gamberi, cozze e altri pesci sempre freschi, si sposano con prodotti locali genuini creando una festa di sapori.

Polpo in aceto è uno dei piatti che vi fara' dimenticare tutto quello chesi sapeva fino ad ora riguardo al polpo.






Pasta con frutti di mare è un piatto che vi farà sentire come "Jacques-Yves Cousteau": scoprirete nuovi mondi di piacere.










Gamberi Saganaki, con formaggiofeta, pomodoro fresco, è l'unionedeliziosa della "regina dei formaggi greci" feta con i gamberi e il pomodoro fresco greco. Il modo migliore per iniziare un pastoindimenticabile.


Calamari alla griglia con formaggio fuso feta e salsa di limone è un piatto speciale che vi farà pensare che il paradiso può esistere anche a tavola.

Visitate il nostro ristorante PEFKO a LIPSI e iniziate il vostro viaggio in nuovi mondi di piacere.

Τρίτη, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Taste the deep light blue of Greek sea in your plates


The Greek sea, the most beautiful and famous sea in the world, hides treasures in its waters.
Pasta with fresh seafood
In Pefko Lipsi restaurant we discover these treasures, and we take them, just to bring to your plates, the “deep blue” of the Greek sea and to travel your palate to unique pleasures.

Octopus, calamari, shrimps, mussels, and other always fresh fish, cooked with fresh local products are some of our best specialities.

Octopus in vinegar is one of the most famous dish. 

Pasta with fresh seafood is a dish that will make you feel like “Jacques-Yves Cousteau” discovering new worlds of pleasure.

Saganaki shrimp, with feta cheese, fresh tomato, is the delicious union of the “queen of the Greek cheeses” feta with the shrimp and the Greek fresh tomato. The best way to start an unforgettable meal.
Grilled Squib (Calamari) with melted feta cheese

Grilled Calamari with melted feta cheese and lemon sauce is a special dish that will make you think that paradise can exist on a table.

Visit our restaurant PEFKO LIPSI  and start your exploration into new depths of pleasure.


"Il colore blu profondo del mare greco nei vostri piatti."
Il mare greco, il mare più bello e famoso del mondo, nasconde tesori nelle sue acque.
Nel ristorante Pefko Lipsi scopriamo questi tesori, per portarli in tavola: il "profondo blu" del mare greco per un viaggio all'insegna di sapori unici nel vostro palato.

Polpo, calamari, gamberi, cozze e altri pesci sempre freschi, si sposano con prodotti locali genuini creando una festa di sapori.
Octopus in vinegar - Polpo in aceto

Polpo in aceto è uno dei piatti che vi fara' dimenticare tutto quello che si sapeva fino ad ora riguardo al polpo.

Pasta con frutti di mare è un piatto che vi farà sentire come "Jacques-Yves Cousteau": scoprirete nuovi mondi di piacere.







Saganaki shrimp Gamberi Saganaki
Gamberi Saganaki, con formaggio feta, pomodoro fresco, è l'unione deliziosa della "regina dei formaggi greci" feta con i gamberi e il pomodoro fresco greco. Il modo migliore per iniziare un pasto indimenticabile.

Calamari alla griglia con formaggio fuso feta e salsa di limone è un piatto speciale che vi farà pensare che il paradiso può esistere anche a tavola.

Visitate il nostro ristorante PEFKO a LIPSI e iniziate il vostro viaggio in nuovi mondi di piacere.