Best of Greek Food via Azamara

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Good Eats on Azamara Club Cruises in Greece

There is no shortage of great food to be had in Greece.

Enjoy dinner at The Patio on Azamara Jounrey
Enjoy dinner at The Patio on Azamara Journey

If you judge a country by the quality of its food then Greece would get the highest marks, in my book. Ingredients are fresh, locally sourced and simple but the tastes are amazing. My favorite dish is the Greek Salad but there are also a lot of other dishes competing for top ranking.

Locally sourced ingredients

Honey in Chania, Creete, Greece.
Honey in Chania, Crete, Greece.

In Mykonos, indulge on seafood at a local waterfront cafe in Little Venice. When I was there I saw “Petros Pelican,” the island’s mascot and I had an amazing Greek Salad and Sophia had Salmon pasta.

Table for two on the water in Mykonos.
Table for two on the water in Mykonos.

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Local market – fresh ingredients

We happened to see Azamara Journey’s Executive Chef Monica and Xavier out in the market while calling on Chania, Crete. She was procuring some fresh fish for the grill to serve guests. It was fun to see her interact with the sales people while getting the best ingredients from the local market.

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Azamara Chef Monica discusses product with Xavier.

 

Catch of the day in Chania, Crete, Greece
Catch of the day in Chania, Crete, Greece

It’s all about the olive

Olives take center stage in Greek cuisine. We had a chance to explore an olive oil factory while calling on Chania, Crete.

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