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Aphrodites Cretan CuisineA Greek or Cretan meal is traditionally placed in the middle of the table surrounded by all the extras - bread, olives, cheeses, various platters of entrees and all the things that traditionally are standard fare on a table - and not forgetting the wine!

In a restaurant, a Greek would rarely order an individual entrée or starter - the preferable choice would be to order as many starters or 'mezedes' as there are people - that way enabling everyone at the table to try a bit of everything - if they’re fast enough!

A main meal of choice can be ordered but these too quite often are placed in the middle of the table as well and shared amongst friends and family. When ordering a meal from me, you can order a portion for each person OR half the number of portions of one main and half of another and split them on the table . . . It’s up to you.

In the dishes I prepare, I only use Cretan Extra Virgin Olive oil from olives which are grown and harvested in my own olive groves in the Prefecture of Chania, Crete and red wine vinegar also produced by me from Cretan wine. 

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+44 7753 196186
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Aphrodites Cretan Cuisine

Photograph  showing  from right:

Baked giant beans

Fava dip with spring onion and olive oil garnish

Hummus with olive oil garnish

Courgette and cheese slice


 My £16.00 Menu
including dessert

Pita Bread or Bread Roll
Mixed Salad & Aphrodite’s dressing (on the side)

 With any of the following main courses

V = Vegetarian

Vegetarian Moussaka available V

Baked Papoutsakia
Halved aubergine filled with tasty beef sauce and topped with cheese
Vegetarian option available V

Gigantes Plaki  V
Baked giant beans in tomato sauce
Served with baked potato pieces

Cheese and Spinach Pie  V
Served with creamy yoghurt sauce

Potato, courgette and cheese pie served with tzatziki V

Courgette, cheese and herb slice served with tzatziki V
contains eggs and flour

Greek mixed roasted vegetables served with feta cheese V


 My £18.00 Menu
including dessert

Pita Bread or Bread Roll
Mixed Salad & Aphrodite’s dressing (on the side)

 With any of the following main courses:

Chicken Thighs baked in a red sauce
Served with Pilaf rice

Beef Stifado
Pieces of beef and whole small onions slow cooked in red wine sauce served with Pasta

Spicy Lamb or Beef Soutzoukakia - sausage shaped meatballs
Served with Pilaf rice and tzatziki


Dessert Choices

Ravani cake served with fresh cream

Greek Custard Slice

Fresh seasonal fruit with Greek Yoghurt and honey


Extra starters available for £5 per portion on request

V = Vegetarian

Fava dip V

Skordalia - strong garlic dip V

Tzatziki - yoghurt, cucumber, garlic dip V

Keftedes meatballs from either beef / pork / lamb or mixed minced meat

Domatokeftedes tomato balls / patties V

Kolokithokeftedes courgette balls / patties V

Baked Stuffed Giant Mushrooms V

Spicy red salsa V



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