Traditional Cypriot Food

  • Kleftiko –  Tender lamb shank gentle cooked for hours in the traditional oven.


  • Tavas Tender lamb pieces roasted in a ceramic pot with a rich tomato sauce, bay leaves, herbs and lightly spiced.


  • Kappamas – Lamb casserole simmered in a rich fresh tomato sauce,vegetables and herbs.


  • Stifado – Pieces of beef stewed gently in red wine,onions and subtle pieces.


  • Afelia – Grilled tender aromatic pork marinated in red dry wine and crushed coriander seeds.


  • Moussaka Thin layers of potatoes,aubergines,marrows,mincemeat with hints of local herbs topped with rich bechamel sauce.


  • Keftedes – Cypriot meat balls – mincemeat,finely chopped parsley and onions, deep fried until golden brown.


  • Dolmades – A mixture of rice, mincemeat and herbs, rolled in vine leafs and cooked in tomato sauce.


  • Yemista – A traditional recipe for rice stuffed tomatoes and/or other vegetables that are baked, until soft and nicely browned.