The Museum of Greek Gastronomy was created in the city of Athens with the aim of promoting Greek gastronomy and bringing it closer to the general public. Various aspects of Greek food will be presented, offering an all-around experience to local and foreign visitors.
The museum combines cultural and historical information with the discovery of local cuisine and savory dishes from all over Greece. In this way, visitors can appreciate the value and gastronomical traditions of various locations.
On-site restaurant at the Museum of Greek Gastronomy — Photo courtesy of Museum of Greek Gastronomy
The Museum also aims to function as a center for promoting Greek gastronomy abroad. The vision of the team that designed this new type of museum is to concentrate and promote the rich Greek gastronomic tradition as an important part of the country’s cultural heritage.
Greek gastronomy will be studied according to location and individual characteristics of each place, nature and inhabitants, through the food and local traditions. Educational courses will be held on nutrition, health and well-being for children and adults. Visitors will be able to follow the development of Greek products, from the farm to the market and finally the table.
Gastronomy is a subject that interests many people, even those who don't usually visit museums. And this museum attracts a wide public, combining knowledge and historical information with everyday life and products that are part of local tradition.
Museum of Greek Gastronomy's facade — Photo courtesy of Museum of Greek Gastronomy
Amongst the plans of the Museum of Greek Gastronomy are exhibitions on local cuisine, which will be accompanied with cooking lessons for adults. At the on-site restaurant, visitors can taste dishes from all over Greece, and special menus will be available depending on the exhibition held at the time. A large database with information from experts in the field will also be available to the public.
At the present moment, events with specific themes are taking place at the museum, with professionals and students from various branches of tourism, design and nutrition. The museum aims at a creative dialogue and collaboration between the various participants, with the common goal of promoting Greek gastronomy.
In the near future, an exhibition dedicated to Macedonia and Thrace will be held, offering visitors a full experience, including history of the region, products, recipes, tourist destinations and local specialties of this very interesting regional cuisine.