Festival’s program

Lesvos Food Fest 2018 will take place over a 10-day period, from July 5th-15th and has been designed to dynamically promote the culinary customs, the traditions and the products of each region, which will host this year’s events, highlighting the geographical and cultural uniqueness of each location.

Below you may find a brief presentation of the planned events according to location and partner.

Northern Lesvos – Lafiona

The local Cultural Association “Agios Alexandros”, with a sincere love for tradition, will be presenting “Trachana”-our local “superfood”.  

A presentation of the preparation process of trachana and local sweets will take place in a magical landscape overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Central Lesvos – Scala Kalloni

The Kalloni Tourism Association invites everyone to spend a day in the fishing village of Skala Kalloni, full of savoury and seafood flavours.

Begin the morning with a boat-ride in the Gulf of Kalloni, also known as “Aristotel’s Lagoon”. Next, a demonstration of the salting process will take place in cooperation with the local businesses and the Fisherman’s Association of Skala Kalloni. Enjoy cooking events from our guest chef and from the Association of Kalloni Descendants from Asia Minor, followed by an evening music & dance event hosted by the local associations.

Western Lesvos – Eressos

The Eressos Association of Development and Promotion takes us on a journey from the past until present day with musical and local flavors.

To the accompaniment of guitars and songs, we will “travel back” to nostalgic times on the beach of Skala Eressos, while enjoying watermelon and the local cheese “touloumotyri”… just like we did when things were simple and carefree. In the village, with the cooperation of the Eressos Cultural Association “Fanias” haute cuisine dishes and “Vrasma”-(Petimez) will be created using the famous local figs of Eressos.

*Parallel Event: Enjoy “Eressos-style” breakfast with local products and recipes offered by collaborating companies.

Eastern Lesvos – Gera

The Social Business Cooperative “MODOUSA” presents local products and local producers in an open-air market that operates every Monday.

Come visit the open-air market of local producers and enjoy food-tasting at the premises of Modousa in Durahani, Papados Gera, with the participation of producers who will present local Lesbian products (packaged and not).

Central Lesvos – Agia Paraskevi

The Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production of Agia Paraskevi, Lesvos, of the Cultural Foundation of Piraeus Group, will be hosting upon its premises “Olive oil Cooking” which will combine tradition with modern cooking trends.

Don’t miss the cooking creations prepared by the Chef as well as the Women’s Agricultural Cooperative of Agia Paraskevi. Olive oil, olives, olive paste will have their honorable role in the recipes, while the dishes will be presented in traditional clay utensils. The event will be accompanied by speeches regarding pottery art of Lesvos.

Northern Lesvos – Petra

The Cultural Association of Petra and The Association of Merchants and Tradesmen will be opening the courtyards of the local homes, inviting everyone to come enjoy special sweet treats as well as to come join in on the fun at the party which will take place on the beach of Petra.

Enjoy the presentation of pastry-confectionery recipes by the women of Petra, who will open their courtyards to the public, welcoming you in. Don’t miss the theme-party on the beach of Petra with the presentation of local drinks combined in cocktails.

Northern Lesvos – Molyvos

Enjoy a variety of events for all age groups and “tastes”, organized by The Association of Restaurants and Related Professionals of Molyvos and The Molyvos Tourism Association such as:

Cooking Workshops for Children

Combining Herbs and Salt Mixtures

Cooking Workshops presented by the local women, taking place in the neighborhood courtyards of their homes in Molyvos

Aegean Wine Tasting of wines from the Aegean

Ouzo Tasting and Street Food Event with music