04 May 2023
The Acropolis Museum
Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens
Wine, the gift of Dionysus!
Explore the taste of ancient food paired with wine at the Acropolis Museum in collaboration with Wine Style.
Really now, what was the relationship of the ancient Athenians with wine? How did they drink it and what did they accompany it with? What did their diet consist of? Which products were local and which were imported? And what role did they have in the religious life of the city?
These and many other questions will be answered by the museum’s archaeologists in a special tour of the collections that will be followed by a unique hands-on experience. This unique tasting experience includes dishes inspired by thousands of years of history and paired with wine from Ktima Gerovasiliou.
“Ancient Greek Cuisine” menu
Carob bread with flavored olives and myttoto (cheese)
Aristophanes (Frogs, 5th century BC), Aristophanes (Knights, 5th century BC)
Gerovassiliou Winery, Xinomavro rosé 2022
Kourides (shrimps) with honey glaze
Athenaeus Naucratites (Deipnosophistae, late 2nd century AD)
Gerovassiliou Winery, Malagouzia 2022
Dorian salad (spinach, rocket, pancetta, dry fruits)
Hesiod (Works and Days, late 8th century BC), Athenaeus Naucratites (Deipnosophistae, late 2nd century AD)
Gerovassiliou Winery, Chardonnay 2022
Salt baked gilt head bream, with greens and herbs in seafood stock
Archestratus (Hedypatheia or Gastronomia, mid-4th century BC)
Gerovassiliou Winery, Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Amis (milk pie galatopita) with akrodrya (nuts), honey and sesame seeds
Aristophanes (Wealth, 5th century BC), Antiphanes (Dyspratos (late 5th century BC), Menander (Hypobolimaios, early 3rd century BC)
Gerovassiliou Winery, Malagouzia from Overripe Grapes 2021
Museum tour: 19:00-20:00 | Food & wine tasting: 20:00-22:00
Cost: 70 EUR per person
Closest Metro Station: Acropolis
Metro to Venue: 2 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility Yes