About Karamanlidika tou Fani

We fused experience, quality and tradition at our stores, in the centre of Athens, bringing to life a Byzantine pastomageireio – an eatery specialising in charcuterie and all kinds of preserved meats. At “Karamanlidika tou Fani” we sell a wide range of exceptional products but we also serve in our traditional mezes for your immediate enjoyment.

The inhabitants of Cappadocia and Cilicia in Asia Minor were called Karamanlides by the Ottomans and their country was Karamania. The Karamanlides retained the flavours of their food and cooking, preserving them through many centuries as part of their culture and traditions alongside their written language and religion. Situated as they were at a commercial hub between Persia, the Middle East and Europe, they introduced the salted meats and the charcuterie (the paston and the teracheumenous colines) of the Ionian Greeks to the Romans; they supplied the acropaston and the butili of the Byzantine Empire to the Ottomans, combining the spices of the East and the excess of meats available due to trade caravans with the need to provide food for travellers.

Today at “Karamanlidika tou Fani” you get to savour authentic recipes of the Karamanlides and to buy products from the Sary charcuterie workshops, produced by Paraskevas Sarimbogias in Drama in Northern Greece. We reproduce the flavours of the past using patience and knowledge, honouring our roots that stretch back into the depths of history.

Visit us in our refurbished, neoclassical buildings, where either in our air-conditioned rooms or our dedicated inner yard, you can enjoy exceptional karamanlidiko pastourma and Soutzouki, authentic karamanlidika sausages and a variety of traditional meze (or small bites). We also supply a choice of select aged cheeses, aged charcuterie, award-winning roasted, smoked and traditional products that we either make ourselves or source from small producers from all over Greece. We also offer pastrami from Drama, beef shank, hams, mouchtero and village sausages.

We specialise in a variety of high quality pastourmas, kavourmas, soutzouki and products which have been aged, which vary in taste and origin, but all of a level that satisfies even the most discerning gourmet. Choose from a vast range of matured gourmet products, cheeses with a protected designation of origin (PDO or DOC) or protected geographical indication (PDG) and gustatory products selected for you to enjoy and share.

We look forward to seeing you.

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    The Ambassadors of Old Athens – Greece Is

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    Δεκαπενταύγουστος – jour ferié de 15 Août – Assumption holiday

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    Fresh & Authentic DIY – Viv@Ellada

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    旅 アテネ アテネのマンマこそ世界遺産! – Athens: mother of world heritage

    食事をしている間にもひっきりなしにソーセージやチーズを買い求めるお客さんで店内にぎやかです。 【旅2015】アテネ アテネのマンマこそ世界遺産! テーマ:旅行 アテネの空港からは、地下鉄に乗ってシンタグマ駅経由アクロポリス駅へ。 … ほかにもアテネでは素晴らしいお店に出会えました。 「Karamanlidika」 中央市場の場外はずれにある精肉店の経営するタベルナ。 にぎやかな市場の雰囲気を感じながら、精肉店の中に所狭しと並ぶテーブルは、 オープン直後にあっという間に満席! 食材の素晴らしさもさることながら、店員さんもみんな笑顔が魅力的で素敵! アテネの素晴らしいソーセージを盛り合わせでいただきました。 食事をしている間にもひっきりなしにソーセージやチーズを買い求めるお客さんで店内にぎやかです。 そして笑顔が素敵なオーナーのマリアさんが食後に、 「これは私から!」とヨーグルトを出して下さったのですが、このコンフィチュールが絶品! マーマレードなのですが、酸味もなく苦味もなく、ピール感がしっかり残ってサクサクとした食感がありながら素材の甘みがものすごく優しく、食べた途端に身体の中から香るような味わい。 マリアさんに「これ美味しい、感動、買って帰るからくださいな」と伝えたら、 「いいのよ、日本に持って帰りなさい、これはアテネのマンマの味よ、忘れないでね」と言って、瓶詰めしてプレゼントして下さったのです。 アテネのマンマの優しさとその笑顔に、感動して泣きそうになってしまいましたキラキラ ちょっと泣きました(笑) 本当にすてきな女性でしたラブラブ! 他に特筆すべきレストランはこちら Source: 【旅2015】アテネ アテネのマンマこそ世界遺産!|岡元あつこオフィシャルブログ「岡元あつこの蹴球おかみ 二の腕繁盛期」Powered by Ameba Read More