Cooking & Tasting classes

Cooking & Tasting classes

Selene's aim, since 1986, has been the promotion of local products, Santorini and Cycladic cuisine. We have been trying to transmit this 'experience' to our guests through cooking classes, wine and food tastings and menu degustation.

Selene has moved since 2010 to Pyrgos village and it now spreads in two venues, both located in the same complex as 'Santorini of the past' folklore museum: a permanent exhibition where the visitors can become familiar with the traditional ways of the agricultural production in Santorini and the traditional way of living. So, we can now offer you a unique and complete gastronomic experience with the following options.

 

Please note that Selene Experience and the One-day cooking course (choice H1) are also available to download in PDF here.

2016

T1. Welcome, museum & fine dining

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday you are welcomed at Selene Meze & Wine with
a glass of wine, following a visit to the folklore museum, while a presentation of
the agricultural products of the island completes your knowledge of the farming
life of Santorini. A gourmet dinner follows at Selene Restaurant upstairs (fine dining)
with 4 course menu.

Sample menu*:

"GREEK SALAD ODE"

chloro cheese sphere/rusk barley bread sand/mini tomatoes' variety/green pepper/caper/caper leaves/baby olives/parsley/watermelon/flowers' polline

"SCALLOPS - CHICK PEAS"

scallops/crab/chick peas/zucchini/ginger/cocoa butter/herbs

"SEA BASS"

sea bass with bread crust & herbs/sea urchin risotto/compressed fennel/truffle cream with vinsanto

"LEMON"

lemon buttered cream/mizithra cheese mousse/Italian meringue mohito - green apple sorbet

*There might be some changes in the menu according to the chef's choice.

Price: 100 Euros per person excluding drinks and wine.

 

 

T2. Welcome, museum, short cooking lesson & dinner


Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 6:30pm at Selene Meze & Wine you are welcomed with a glass of wine, following a visit to the folklore museum, while a presentation of the agricultural products of the island completes your knowledge of the farming life of Santorini. You will enjoy a cooking demonstration of one dish of the proposed 3 course menu that you will taste afterwards. Below follows an indicating menu that can change through the season:

Sample menu:

-Tomato fritters in pita bread and salad

-Pork grilled with cream of fava

-Melitini with strawberries

Price: 75 euros per person excluding drinks and wine.

 

T3. Welcome, museum, wines & Cycladic cheese tasting

Every Wednesday at 5pm a wine tasting of 10 different local wineries of Santorini is offered at Selene Meze & Wine with the most representative wines from the Santorini vineyard. Georgia Tsara fulfils your knowledge about Santorini's vinification and the local wine production.

For groups over than 6 participants other days are available under request.

Price: 75 euros per person

2016

H1.Welcome, museum & all-inclusive cooking course

Every day (except Sundays) at 10.30 a.m. we welcome you at Selene Restaurant with fresh juice, coffee and traditional Greek cookies. Georgia Tsara gives an introductory lecture to the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini, as well as, to the unique local products of our island.

The volcanic eruption that took place in the island of Santorini almost 3500 years ago left the dramatic caldera that you see today. With more than 300 days of sunshine and its rich volcanic soil, the island yields a bounty of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables. White eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water.

 

Each day is dedicated to thematic cooking classes:

Monday:

Santorini Wines, Cycladic cheeses, Greek yogurt

Get familiar with the Santorini Wines, the Cycladic cheeses & Greek yogurt.

(Theory & tasting)

At about 13.00 the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes associated with our theme will take place:

Sample menu:

  • Mini savory pies with mizithra cheese
  •  Santorini salad with chloro cheese
  • Moussakas with yogurt
  • Bougatsakia with cinnamon ice cream

After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours accompanied by a bottle of delicious wines from Santorini which will be presented to you.

 

Tuesday:

Santorini vegetables & Greek extra virgin olive oil

Learn about the vegetables grown in Santorini and the different types of Greek olive oils.

(Theory & tasting)

At about 13.00 the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes associated with our theme will take place:

Sample menu:

  • Santorini fava tart with egg, local mini tomatoes & capers
  • Legumes dish (lentils, white beans, chick peas, etc)
  • Vegetables' salad
  • Fresh beans stew dish (green beans, green peas, okra, etc)

After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours accompanied by a bottle of delicious wines from Santorini which will be presented to you.

 

Wednesday:

Greek premium products from small producers & meze (mini appetizers)

Taste a variety of Greek premium products chosen by our team found at Selene Selection department and design a meze (tapas) based menu. The most of the products which are used have been awarded Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status.

 

Sample products:

 

  • Grape vine leaves, grape juice, vine tenders
  • Botarga
  • Cycladic cheeses
  • Marmelades

 

After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours accompanied by a bottle of delicious wines from Santorini which will be presented to you.

 

Thursday:

Pastas & pies

Learn about the different kinds of Greek pastas and make a traditional pie (spinach pie, cheese pie etc) after you have made your own phylo pastry.

 

At about 13.00 the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes associated with our theme will take place:

  • Wild greens pie
  • Cous cous salad
  • Traditional pasta dish
  • Dessert

After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours accompanied by a bottle of delicious wines from Santorini which will be presented to you.

 

Friday:

Fish course:

Introduction of the local fish and the traditional fishing techniques, learn how to debone fish.

At about 13.00 the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes associated with our theme will take place:

Sample menu:

  • Seafood dish
  • Smoked eel salad
  • Fish fillet with wild greens
  • Ice cream

 

After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours accompanied by a bottle of delicious wines from Santorini which will be presented to you.

 

Saturday:

Meat course

Get familiar with the local meat varieties and the traditional hunting techniques.

At about 13.00 the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes associated with our theme will take place:

Sample menu:

  • Quail appetizer
  • Salad with loutza (local cured pork loin)
  • Pork belly with fava cream
  • Dessert

 

After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours accompanied by a bottle of delicious wines from Santorini which will be presented to you.

 

The cooking classes are semi-private:

Minimum participants: 2

Maximum: 12

 

Price with lunch: 180 euros per person

Duration: 5 hours approximately

 

Price without lunch: 130 euros per person

Duration: 3 ½ hours approximately

 

 

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