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Mount Athos Area Gourmet Ends in Success

AD09BD0310AA0FE84EC590940DE1CEF8The fifth and last week of Mount Athos Area Gourmet 2013 was successfully completed. Mediterranean Gourmet included a wine “journey” with local Mount Athos varieties, as well as dishes made by “olive oil and olive fruit of the Mediterranean” and a high level menu signed by local chefs and Dina Nikolaou.
Visitors and journalists tasted the special and refined dishes and wines from the estate Claudia Papagianni and from Metoxi Chromitsa, while during the closing ceremony everyone was really impressed by the revival of a gastronomic custom from Asia Minor entitled, To Kourbani.
Last year, Mount Athos Area Gourmet 2013 traveled during the entire winter to nine European cities where it presented  to a total of 176 press representatives its different categories, menus, dishes, tastes and local products.
During the five weeks of its life, Mount Athos Area Gourmet hosted 33 press representatives from the Greek, the European and the Asian market, while 11 local businesses, 14 chefs, 10 producers of local products and five local associations participated in its activities.
During the closing ceremony that took place on June 15 at Skites Bungalows courtyard, the participants were presented quality awards, while the further promotion and cooperation between the producers and the representatives of the tourist family was announced.
At the same time the program for the promotion of the initiative for 2014 was published, as well as the renaming of the institution. The new name will be Mount Athos Area Kouzina as the organizers believe that it conveys more clearly its meaning and purpose.
Mount Athos Area Gourmet 2013  was under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace.

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