Louza is a kind of Greek salami that is produced throughout the Cycladic islands, but best known in Mykonos. Louza resembles prosciutto salami, only it tastes even better! It is made from pork fillet, flavored with a variety of herbs and hung in open air for a month until it is ready to be feasted upon. As the flavor may vary from island to island, the most renowned combination of flavors is found on the island of Mykonos. Mykonians proudly explain that their local Louza tastes the best because during the making they use a local herb named “throubi” which grows on the island.
Kopanisti is surely one of the most delicious kinds of cheese produced in the entire world! Once you savor it, you will never forget its amazing taste. Kopanisti is also produced in the other Cycladic islands, such as Tinos, Naxos and Paros, but definitely, the variety made in Mykonos is world famous. The local cheese has a soft and creamy texture that resembles Roquefort cheese. It is made and shaped by hand, without the use of machinery, using cows’ milk.
Commonly, Kopanisti is served as an appetizer and can be found in all restaurants in Mykonos. It is also accompanied by ouzo, the Greek traditional drink making an exquisite combination. Try it out, you will definitely love it!
Amigdaloto is a popular sweet made from almonds. Its name comes from the Greek word, ‘amigdalo’ that means almond. This fascinating delight is always served on special occasions like weddings, christenings or birthdays, nonetheless they can be found and enjoyed all year round. It is important to note there are two varieties of Amigdalota. One is shaped as a cookie and covered with white sugar. The second is known in Mykonos as the “kalathaki” which stands for basket, which is almond cake baked in individual cupcake molds.
Mykonos Theoxenia Luxury Hotel
Mykonos Theoxenia luxury hotel is definitely the heavenly location to feast like a King on gourmet Mediterranean dishes accompanied by a bottle of wine. You can enjoy your fine and luxurious meal in the interior spaces of Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel’s restaurant, which is surrounded by glass frames, allowing you to gaze at the beautiful sunset and picturesque view. Alternatively, you may enjoy your luscious meal in the privacy of your balcony, overlooking the landscaped gardens of Mykonos Theoxenia.
The chefs of Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel recommend an assortment of exquisite plates to satisfy your appetite. The menu offers a variety of delicious appetizers, crispy and fresh salads, pasta, fish and meat dishes all famed for their glamorous appearance but also taste.
If you aim to experience Mykonos to the fullest, it is an absolute necessity to feast on the island’s traditional delicacies. The savory and sweet will leave you with an unforgettable experience. Absolutely delicious!