The Greek Food Festival currently happening at Soko Restaurant at dusitD2 Hotel showcases Greek culture from traditional music and dancing to Greek delicacies. The Festival which started on November 12th and will run to the 19th is aimed at celebrating Greek’s culture through food and music.
Chef Papadopoulos who flew in from Greece has prepared a Greek inspired menu which incorporates cold starters and salads, a live cooking station, a live gyros station and a wide selection of hot dishes and desserts all served in a buffet setup. With over two decades of experience in culinary arts and 4 Hellenic gold medals to his name, Chef Papadopoulos Giorgos is no rookie in the kitchen business. His skills have taken him on gastronomic adventures across the globe, preparing food for dignitaries like the ambassadors of Greece, Netherlands and Kuwait, to this day.
He is currently the Executive Chef of Domotel Hotels and Resorts which entails being responsible for the cuisine in 7 hotels. Chef Papadopoulos strongly believes in showcasing the beauty of the yet unexplored Greek cuisine to the world. Diners who go for the Greek Food Festival also get to sing along to the familiar tunes by international Greek musician, Angelos Christopolos who plays live bouzouki music as guests enjoy their meal.
I recently had the chance to have the ultimate Greek experience and being my first time tasting Greek food, I enjoyed every dish. Some of the dishes we had include: Greek salad, Cous cous salad with tomatoes olives and thyme “Politiki” and other salads from the salad section. Hot dishes consist of traditional Greek mousaka, shrimps saganani with feta and ouzo, chicken gyros with tzatziki/Greek pita just to mention a few.
The dessert table was full of tasty treats which left us spoilt for choice. Poached Watermelon with red wine and cinnamon, Kedassia Tart (cherry tart), Star Anis Rice pudding, Strawberry salad with rosemary and star Anis were among the desserts on the buffet table.
The live bouzouki music by Angelos Christopolos kept us in good spirits throughout the dinner. He sang happily walking around the restaurant ensuring everyone enjoyed themselves. We found ourselves shouting ‘opa’ together with Angelos as he entertained diners.
The Greek Food Festival is something everyone should experience. Not only do you have a taste of traditional Greek food, but you also get to learn about the Greek culture. Did you know that the Greeks created the ancient Olympics, the concept of democracy and a senate? You have exactly four days remaining to enjoy the festival. If I were you, I would pick up my phone and make my reservation immediately.