Mouthwatering Sweet Bites
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Mouthwatering Sweet Bites

Mouthwatering bites straight from our land.

Tease your palate with the unique taste of local culinary delights and sweet treats!

What better way to get to know a place other than through its traditional products and flavors? In Kefalonia, just like in every other area of Greece, there is a variety of local products that are known for their quality, taste and uniqueness.

Mandola is a traditional sweet treat that can only be found in the Ionian Islands and is one of the most well-known traditional products of Kefalonia. This sweet delicacy is made of almonds and sugar, while its vibrant deep red color comes from a kind of seaweed that the locals use traditionally in food coloring. The name of this treat comes from the Italian word for almond, ‘Mandorla’, which was borrowed and integrated into greek, back when the isle was under the Venetian occupation.

Mandolato is another sweet dainty whose name also comes from the Italian word ‘mandorla’. During the Venetian Domination, this sweet treat was considered to be a delicacy mostly of the aristocrats of the area. It consists of almonds, honey, sugar and egg-whites beaten in meringue.

Thyme and Spruce Honey are varieties of honey that prosper on the island due to its plant life and climate. Thyme honey is light-colored and well-known for its quality, rich flavor and scent, regarded to be amongst the best types of honey produced in Greece. On the other hand, Spruce honey comes from the nectar of flowers and is of high quality and taste.

Barboule’s recipe is one of the oldest and most traditional recipes in Kefalonia. A crunchy treat is made of almonds roasted in honey and cut into small sticks.

Pastokidono (Komfeto) is a very tasty and healthy dessert. Its basic ingredient is quince, an autumn fruit that thrives in the area of Paliki and when harvested in November it is made into marmalade. Then the marmalade that is produced by this fruit is enriched with roasted almonds and honey in order to make the pastokidono.
Thyme and Spruce Honey are varieties of honey that prosper on the island due to its plant life and climate. Thyme honey is light-colored and well known for its quality, rich flavor and scent, regarded to be amongst the best types of honey produced in Greece. On the other hand, Spruce honey comes from the nectar of flowers and is of high quality and taste.

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