Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Utopia...

...so, after many failed attempts to photograph my dearest friend's delicatessen, today was the day to finally do it...this time I didn't forget my camera... the battery was full...the weather was nice...apart from the fact that my friend was camera shy...her beautiful little world embrassed me once again...filled me with all its good energy and good taste...made me feel content for having people like her, around me...

...time to introduce you to her little world...
...the store is located on the southside of Athens, very close to the sea...my darling friend, has put all her good taste in it, along with her vast knowledge in good food and wine...
...one can find so much inside this gastronomic heaven...fresh spices, coffee from South America, cold cuts, cheeses from all over Greece, cakes, cookies, all kinds of dairy, fresh bread, sauces, hand made soaps, legumes...
...it is so difficult to resist buying....there's something for everybody...
...there's such good aura everywhere...to me is like an old fashion general store, with grandma's aprons hanging...
...and of course all these amazing smells from all the delicacies...
...every day she has freshly baked bread, homemade food...a fresh cake...a pie...bagels...
...also flowers, like tulips, orchids, lilies....
...even if you sit outside, having some organic coffee with a cookie or a slice of fresh bread with cheese (that would be me!), is a little heaven......there's always something unique and definitely of good quality, to try....
...you can also find cook books and wine from all over the world...which is so difficult to choose from, due to the big selection....
...apart from all these beautiful things, my friend organizes special days of food and wine tasting from different countries. So far, we have tried empanadas Chilenas, alfajores, the best prosciutto from Italy, various cheeses from France, wine, wine, and more wine, plus bagels with Salmon from Norway, and paella...
...for me is a place where I find people that have something interesting to say...I have met writers, artists, chefs...and of course ladies of the neighborhood with many many recipes to share...
...visit it and love it!
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DELITOPIA
Thetidos 15
Paleo Faliro
(210) 98.88.444

1 comment:

Lynn Richards said...

Ooooh, Manya! What a fabulous place your friend has!!! Bagels, cheese, coffee AND fresh flowers??? Who could possibly ask for more??
Have a great day!!
love,lynn