“Kritsa Restaurant” is a three-storey neoclassical building constructed in 1930 and is situated in the central square of Portaria. It has been recently renovated with respect to the tourism tradition of the area. Until 1939 it had been running as a dairy, when Thanassis Kritsas gave to the building its present appearance and both hotel as well as restaurant were named “Kentrikon” (Central), after their unique location in Portaria`s square. It used to be one of the best hotels o its age, famous for its excellent cuisine.
At the restaurant`s beautiful dining-room the visitor can enjoy authentic local dishes. In a high-ceilinged tasteful room with light colors, white tablecloths, discrete decoration and a large fireplace. Eleni and Niki, with their hospitality and charming smile, will make you feel like being home. Good Greek cuisine is generally divided into two categories: home-style cooked food and grilled meat. Luckily, the “Kritsa Restaurant” offers the best of both, as well as soups,
Greek pasta, and famous handmade savory pies with various fillings. House specialties proudly present many of Pelion’s regional traditional recipes, including Spetsofai (traditionally handmade sausage with tomato and peppers), herb eggs, Galotiri cheese, Tsitsiravla (pickled herbs), Trahana soup with cheese or sausage, Boumbari (veal and tripe sausage) with baked potatoes and much more.
Accompany your choice of courses with a selection from the wine menu that features some of the highest quality wines of Greece, as well as an excellent local house wine. Additionally, after having finished your culinary experience, we recommend that you try the local “tsipouro”, an exquisite quality liqueur full of aroma and various herb and fruit flavors, an ideal way to conclude your culinary experience. Last but not least, it is more than worth trying the area`s traditional desserts that are mostly pan sweets such as the famous “baklava”, a recipe that the local people have perfected
Discover Greek cuisine and its hidden treasures, which have always been based on superior quality, fresh and tasteful ingredients, while participating in the “Cooking lessons” that take place in the mansion “Kritsa”. Learn how to prepare delicious and authentic Greek and Pelion recipes along with Kritsa Restaurant`s famous chef and local housewives, who will help you discover the mysteries and secrets of the Greek way of cooking and bring amazing, traditional dishes to your table.
The mission is to offer to guests the culinary experience of a lifetime, in Greece. To welcome you into Greek ‘households’ as if it was your home and make you feel totally at ease whether you are traveling alone or coming with your family or friends. The aim of the family wouldn’t have been reached if the culinary treasures of our region were not introduced to all of you that love to travel and taste local “life”. The “Kritsa Family” created “Cooking”Lessons” in Pelion and managed, along with the help and participation of exceptional local cooks, to pass on from one generation to another old recipes and techniques that worthily represent the traditional Greek way of cooking.
SUPPORTS PELION VOUCHERS:
- TypeRomantic, cozy, diner, Cooking lessons, Activities
- Seasons12 months available
- We speakGreek, English
- Pelion Bus PointYes, 5m
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