in Central Macedonia
In the region of Central Macedonia the wealth of earth and sea was transformed by capable hands into a unique tradition, interspersed with aromas and tastes of both the East and the West. All the civilizations that met here left their indelible traces on its gastronomic landscape.
Here there is always a taste that can travel you in time and space. In the markets of the cities, the prime ingredients of this inclusive cuisine are revealed; cereals, legumes, olives, oil, rice, fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, fish, shellfish, spices, herbs, wine, honey.
From the street stands and the traditional eateries to the modern restaurants and patisseries Central Macedonia lays its hospitable table. Koulouri (bagel with sesame) bougatsa salty or sweet, piroshki, peinirli, pies, mussels pan-cooked or with rice, stuffed calamari, barbequed sea and river fish, dolmades, mantza, veal with mashed eggplants (hunkiar), tsombleki, soutzoukakia, patsas, and for dessert all kinds of sweets with pastry and syrup, revani, akanes, panorama triangles, tsoureki (brioche), aromatic creams, preserves.
And the choice widens as the traditional but always extrovert cuisine of Central Macedonia utilises its past with boldness and innovatively turns to the future.