Dinner Experience: A Winter Rural Feast /// December 3rd, 2021

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Dinner Experience: A Winter Rural Feast

What do Greek villages taste like? What are the smells of winter on a Greek island? Can we bring the comforting, warming flavours and aromas of rural Greece to sparkly, vibrant London?

This winter, Oliveology and Nafsika Papacharalampous, along with Metaxa and Harry Gerakis invite you to a very special evening. Inspired by Nafsika’s ethnographic research on Greek cuisine and fascination with traditional rural Greek recipes, as well as Metaxa’s unique aromas, this dinner is an ode to the archetypical flavours of the Greek village with a few modern twists.

Join us as we share Metaxa cocktails created especially for the evening and savour several courses of our most beloved Greek foods, each with their own personal story.

What to expect:
You will be welcomed with a tasting of different olive oils and a selection of olives. Harry will prepare and present a unique Metaxa cocktail. Nafsika will then give a short talk on rural Greek cuisine, guiding you through the various courses that she’ll have cooked for you. Nafsika and Harry will join you again over dessert for another cocktail and you will get a chance to talk more about Greek food and spirits. In all, you will enjoy a 5-course dinner and two especially-created Metaxa cocktails.

Proposed Menu:

Welcome Starter
Olive Oil & Olives Tasting; Metaxa Cocktail

First Course
Trahanas Soup with Boukovo Spiced Peppers (trahanas is an ingredient made of fermented milk & wheat)

Colourful starters to share
Feta Cheese Dip with Olive Oil & Oregano (Riganati)
Yellow Split Peas Dip with Capers (Fava)
Roasted Red Peppers & Grape Molasses Dip


Cabbage & Carrot Salad with Roasted Red Peppers & Celery

Main Course

Greek Beef & Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (Keftedakia)


24-hour Oven Baked Gigantes Beans with Tomatoes & Peppers

-both served with Bulgur Wheat with Smoked Paprika


Grape Molasses & Olive Oil Cake; Metaxa Cocktail


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Product Description

Oliveology with Nafsika Papacharalampous & Harry Gerakis from Metaxa is hosting A Winter Rural Feast.

About Nafsika

Nafsika is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the SOAS Food Studies Centre. She has a PhD in Anthropology from SOAS, University of London. She researches Greek cuisine, traditional foods and foodways. Nafsika is also a chef and consultant for artisan food companies and restaurants, and the curator of culinary experiences around Greek food. She will create our 5-course dinner and talk about all-things Greek food.

About Metaxa & Harry

Since 1888, Metaxa has been on a journey to offer a one-of-a-kind amber spirit. Harry Gerakis has been behind several of the best bars in London sharpening his mixology skills. He is now the UK’s Brand Ambassador for Metaxa and has been travelling the country spreading the word for the best part of the last 3 years. He will be our guide in the exportation of this distinctly Greek amber spirit, showcasing some easy to make libations to spice up those special occasions!

Menu: Seasonal, using Oliveology products and other mostly organic produce.

Price: £55 per person (includes tasting of olive oil and olives, 5-course dinner, 2 Metaxa cocktails, talks from Nafsika and Harry. Does not include other drinks, but a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be offered to buy at special prices)

Location: Our Railway Arch at Spa Terminus
Date:  Friday 3rd December 2021
Time: 7.30pm

For more information on dates & bookings email us at: workshops@oliveology.co.uk

Dietary requirements:

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 allergen-free environment.

Cancellation policy:

A minimum of four 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 if you prefer. No refunds or changes can be made if cancellations are changed in less than four weeks. However, you do 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.