A few weeks ago a family from America came to eat at home.
You know, those dinners that we offer through the Eatwith platform. 

It was a young couple, Anastasia who is of Greek descent and Jovani of Italian descent. They met, fell in love, married and live in NYC.

Their wedding took place about a year ago in Italy and members of both families traveled there and spent the wedding and a little bit of holidays.
Since it was during the summer they decided that again on their anniversary they will do a bit of traveling as well and since they had such a great time in the wedding they invited members of both families to join them for a mini break. Obviously they had some days just for themselves alone. 

They decided to come to Greece and do some island hopping in the Aegean and Ionian Sea with the family and then travel to Crete just the two of them!

But the first thing they did when they arrived in Athens was all of them going out to have dinner together and they chose to come to our place. 
From the first messages it showed how special these people are. 
Anastasia organised it all and I must say that she did a great job! 

When all of the family came and sat around the table then and there you could see the love and respect that they had for one another. We had a wonderful time with them! 

Jovani is a prof. photographer and while at the dinner table and before during the olive oil and honey tasting he was always taking pictures. I did not notice that a lot but as I knew it was his hobby as well I did not take any notice.

A few days ago I received a message from Anastasia in which she sent me a link with some pictures. As I was running around like crazy I did not follow the link till this morning.
And then I saw it! I thought that the link would be with pictures from their travel but when I clicked on it I was blown away! The pictures was from that dinner at our place and he was able to catch all that we try to do while preparing for a dinner like that.

I know that you are going to love it so take a look!

And also take a look at his website! the photos from his travels are just awesome!!!! 
I really wanted to thank Anastasia and Jovani again for the beautiful pictures and the wonderful company! I hope that we will see them soon! 

 

Published in PARK PLACE
May 08, 2019

Dirfis Mushrooms

I have known Lefteris and Thanasis since my school days. From the Horticultural college I mean…

At some point in 1998 I was working with them on a large mushroom farm in the district of Pissona in Euboia (Evia)

We worked together for 2-3 years and after that I returned to Athens.

The boys had started their families there and so they remained.

A year after I left they started their own production of oyster mushrooms nearby where we had worked.

After that we lost touch. We are friends on FB so I heard their news from time to time but in 2010 we got together again when I used their mushrooms for a cooking show in Zappeion.

Now we are all much older! They now have a wonderful shop and e-shop where you can see all the great products from mushrooms that they produce.

Basically it is their love for what they do and that has not changed since they started and I have known them since my college days.

Good luck with everything you do guys!!!!!

Published in VEGETABLES