Premium Products from Greece
Legacy Gastro Suites is revealing to be the new guardian of Greek traditions. A location where premium products from Greece find a natural place, enhancing the stay both of locals and travelers. And it is not just a choice based on taste, the idea behind this project is to offer the consumer the best national raw materials that give shape to a unique legacy of Greek cuisine.
Inside the hotel’s kitchen, in every gastro station located in the suites, but also in My C. -the hotel’s all-day restaurant- and on the gastro shelves that Legacy Gastro Suites portrays, guests and visitors are bound to find a selection of premium products from Greece as never seen before. All together in one place for people to taste, enjoy… and even take home!
Tuna from Alonissos
The tuna fish of Alonnisos is one of the best in the world. Greece exports tuna from Alonissos all over the world, especially to Japan where it becomes fine -and trendy- sushi. Best when preserved in extra virgin olive oil, this tuna is a unique high-quality product.
From November until the end of February, fishing boats sail the Aegean sea to catch this tuna variety. On the island, the women of Alonissos carefully clean, boil it lightly and then pack the fish in jars with no preservatives. Tuna of Alonissos can be a delicious appetizer, perfect for salads or even to prepare more complex dishes.
Crete is well-known for the high quality of its agricultural products. The fertile soil of the island produces a rich variety of vegetables, thanks to the temperatures in every season. Plenty of sunshine and warm weather make the products always fragrant and tasty. Among the many premium products from Greece, there is askordoulakous, the bulbs of some wild greens.
These vegetables, also known as volvoi, are ideal in stews, accompanying meat such as lamb or pork. Perfect during the colder months of the year, askordoulakous are definitely a must-try when in Crete.
Rock Samphire from Lesvos
Greeks have known this small plant from the Ancient times. Rock samphire, or sea fennel, grows between the rocks along the Aegean. Its therapeutic qualities and its unique characteristic flavor make it a treasure of vitamins and minerals. A perfectly healthy delicacy.
Rock samphire well combines with green salads and boiled vegetables adding a distinctive flavor to every dish.
Mastic Paste from Chios
These crystal, resinous pearls come from a particular tree, Pistacia lentiscus, on the island of Chios. These provide quite an exclusive, fragrant aspect to dishes that no other ingredient donates to food.
With a double personality, Chios Mastic is a unique, appellation-of-origin product with healthy characteristics as well as a subtle product to be found in beverages, desserts, pastries, and even ice cream. It is a versatile and exotic, all-Greek product that enhances every dish you can think of.
Kavourmas Cold Cut from Northern Greece
This traditional preserved meat known as kavourmas is a product from the areas of Northern Greece, specially Thrace.
Kavourmas is a word that originally described the preserving method since this cold cut can be made from veal, buffalo, pork, lamb, and other cuts. The procedure includes salting the meat to get rid of all the liquids, cooking the cut on very slow fire with a generous dose of spices and lightly browned in fats. This fat preserves the cold cut for months.
In the kitchen of Legacy Gastro Suites, treasures from all over the country are cooked and enhanced with unique techniques resulting in unforgettable dished that can be tasted not in the elegant privacy of every suite.
Taking advantage of the specially serviced food station of the room, guests can taste the plethora of unique flavors of premium products from Greece.
Among these, guests will find thyme honey, herbal teas, spirits such as ouzo and tsipouro, unique cheeses such as ladotiri (preserved in olive oil), spoon sweets and extra virgin olive oil. And the best of it is that once you have tasted them, you will be able to take them home with you.