The Cypriot way of eating: Meze – Mezze7 comments Jun 1st, 2010 | By Tobias | Category: Travelling
The Cypriots are proud of their food and their way of eating. Typical for Cyprus as many countries in the region is the Meze. In Cyprus the Meze is not considered a starter at all. Meze is rather an evening filling meal. A good choice of Meze, served in the right way you can find at the 7 St. Georges Tavern.
The philosophy of the place is to create a simple, cozy and authentic setting. Serving Meze the slow way, dishes cooked form home grown produce. Organic farming, of course.
There is nothing to order here besides the drinks. You can choose form self made red or white or a very nice Tsivania. The food comes without ordering and won’t stop coming until you say so. It all starts with a fresh salad, pickled vegetables and capers and olives. The bread is freshly baked. Everything is so fresh, its simply great.
Everything is served in small bowls and dishes. Once they are emptied new ones are brought.
Chicken cooked in cream, Lamb with lentils, roast beef with chutney… a perfect way of spending an evening.
Meze is not so much about what you eat but how you eat. Trying a large variety, but small quantity.
The tavern was opened by George and his wife Lara in 1996. It is now tun by George and his son Ben, who will take care that you have a great evening. You can find this gastronomic gem in Yeroskepos near Paphos.
Certainly worth a visit. Make sure you book, the place fills up easily!