One can savour local delicacies in the many
taverns and restaurants of the city, as well as high gastronomy in some
restaurants which have attained international distinction and are recommended
in international restaurant guides.
At this crossroad of civilizations, the
local cuisine has acquired elements from thethree continents that surround the island. It has borrowed from Asia,
Africa and Europe but is above all Mediterranean. These various elements were
selected, filtered and finally re-invented with a very distinct local
Traditionally, the Rodian table was rich in
variety. This tradition continues until today. Gourmets from all over the world
have goodreason to visit Rodos as they
have the chance to enjoy local specialties that brilliantly combine traditional
and modern tastes: unforgettable delicate flavours, fresh fish and seafood,
original fresh salads, magnificent meat dishes as well as the wide range of
sweets and desserts made mainly of cereals, olive oil, nuts, fruits, honey and
the Rodian wines
The tasty dishes of Rodian cuisine find the
perfect companion in the equally delicious wines from local wineries which, in
keeping with the tradition from antiquity, produce quality wines that have
received awards at many international wine exhibitions.
The sunshine, the mild climate and the
advanced techniques of the local wine makers, all contribute to the excellent
quality of Rodian wine.
Today, old varieties have been revitalised
and improved and new ones have been introduced - from the well known since
ancient times Muscatel White, Athiri and Mandilaria, called Amorgiano in Rhodes,
to the Muscadet, Trani, Asyrtico and, more recently, the Cabernet Sauvignon and
Grenache rouge varieties.
The modern wine making techniques and the
new varieties have improved Rodian wines but have not altered their balanced
taste, the result of years of evolution. One sip will tell us that the Sun god,
Helios, has once again worked his miracle!www.cair.gr
& www.emery.gr www.rhodes-restaurants.gr