Symposio Tavern: Cypriot cuisine in the village, with fresh ingredients straight from the fields!

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In one of Limassol’s most well-known wine villages, at an altitude of 880 meters, a traditional tavern has drawn attention, both within Cyprus and from abroad. Featuring its own field and animal farm, and with an owner who is an expert in wild musrhooms, this Symposium is on par with the ones that took place in Ancient Greece.

The tavern is located in a stone – built, restored village house in Pelendri, and offers a menu with traditional flavors of the local cuisine, made with seasonal ingredients of its own production. Nicos, who has 35 years of experience in the industry and is a true connoisseur of tasty meze dishes, grows his own fruits and vegetables, and also takes every opportunity to collect seasonal produce from the surrounding forest and fields, which he utilizes with great knowledge and skill in his dishes.

'Kleftiko,' which is a meat dish that is slow-cooked for 18 hours in a traditional wood-burning oven, is one of the most popular dishes at Symposium. The tavern, however, is very well known for its dishes featuring a variety of wild mushrooms from the forest. Nicos has learned to located wild morchella mushrooms, which thrive in the surrounding areas during the rainy season, and he enhances his recipes with their unique flavor (one of his specialties is homemade ravioli with morchella). The homemade bread, the olive oil of his own production, and the fresh vegetables for salads, which are handpicked in the garden by the guests themselves, as well as the omelettes made with fresh eggs from the house chickens, all give a unique flourish to a simple, yet authentic menu. 

Families with children can combine their meal with a visit to the tavern farm, and the tavern also organizes frequent cooking lessons with ingredients taken straight from the orchard.

If you are planning a visit during the weekend, you should definitely make a reservation, as early as in the beginning of the week, by calling 99 404348.