Oliveology is hosting Lida Papamatthaiaki in our Cretan Dinner Experience
Lida is a trained chef, a sommelier, and a digital anthropologist, currently shuttling between Greece and the UK. She has a diverse culinary background, ranging from academic to practical.
She studied Social Anthropology, and during her studies, she participated in an oral history research project documenting food practices in Northern Greece. Lida is passionate about tangible and intangible heritage and has worked in museums but always found herself drawn back to gastronomy. Her postgraduate academic research looked into the rise of food blogging and the importance of its online and offline community.
She started working in food as a Borough Market trader and later combined that with food media for many years, focusing on promoting Greek gastronomy. She trained at Le Monde culinary institute in Athens, worked in restaurants in Greece and the UK, consulted for artisan food brands, and joined food conferences and culinary seminars. She trained at the UK Sommelier Association, and as a wine culture specialist, she particularly enjoys pairing food and wine.
Since 2018, she has been designing and hosting experiences including cooking workshops, wine tastings, supper clubs, walking tours, and even week-long food trips in Greece. Her workshops are inspired by the intersection of food heritage, culture, and history. She draws upon her memories from her home island, Crete. She is currently working on the production of the 4th season of the hit PBS television show My Greek Table, travelling around Greece, and documenting the local gastronomy and culture.
Menu: Seasonal, Vegetarian options, using Oliveology products and mostly organic produce.
Price: £60 per person (includes welcome cocktail, tasting of olive oil and olives, talk, 5-course dinner. Does not include drinks, a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be offered to buy at special prices)
Location: In our Railway Arch at Spa Terminus
Date: Friday 14th October 2022
For more information on dates & bookings email us at: email@example.com
All menus are finalised two weeks before the date of the dinner. Please contact us directly with any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.
As our dinners are hosted at a shared kitchen space, we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment.
A minimum of 4 weeks notice is required for cancellation so we can fill your space. You will be given a full refund or we can transfer you to another date. However, no refunds or changes can be made if cancellations are changed in less than four weeks. However, you have the option to give your ticket to a friend or family member.
Covid-19 Health & Safety:
For all of our events we will ensure that all health and safety regulations are upheld and keep guest numbers to a minimum so that you can enjoy the workshops while feeling relaxed and safe.