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Thessaloniki Food Basket 2018, TIF HELEXPO, 26/2/2018

Thessaloniki Food Basket 2018, TIF HELEXPO, 26/2/2018

Chef Stories organized for another year the event of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Food Basket 2018, the presentation of which, took place in the Food Bars area, the side events of Detrop 2018.  Journalists,  Ho.Re.Ca. professionals, Tour operators, etc. attended.  Thessaloniki Food Basket is an event with great acceptance, that promotes the image of Thessaloniki as a significant gastronomic destination.  Apart from the fact that it represents the gastronomic identity of the town, within and cross the borders, it connects on the one hand, the producers of the area that take part in the event, with the local gastronomy and on the other hand, Ho.Re.Ca. professionals through the selected Chef Ambassadors.

This years’ Basket included the following products:

Local Thessaloniki Sesame Breadstick by Thessaloniki Bakers’ Association 
Bread Sticks, ZEO
Chicken,  Kotopoula Halkidikis Karagiannakis
Bugatsa, Bandis
Kasseri from Sohos, Proika Cheese Factory
Eggs, Tsakiris Family
Bacon, Halastra Farm
Basmati Rice, Begas Agro
Olives, Ellion
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Keleon
Mussels, Mega Ostrakon 
Honey, Nirra

This years’ Chef Ambassadors Dimitris Tasioulas, Antonis Moustakis and Lambros Rossios did their best with the products of the Basket, creating three signature recipes, that fulfilled even the most demanding guests.  Sponsors of the event were Arvanitidis Estate who offered the wines and Dorodouli Distillery who offered the tsipouro.

The menu of the event:

Steamed Mussels
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Soup veloute  from Dorkados yogurt with tomato confit,
chips from sujuk and perek pastry
by Chef Ambassador 2018 Antonis Moustakis
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Braised hare with “katsamaki” (corn flour paste)
and honey- balsamic vinegar sauce
by Chef Ambassador 2018 Lambros Rossios
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Pressed Lamb in the casserole with trahana cream, beetroot sauce
and pistachio chips
by Chef Ambassador 2018 Dimitris Tasioulas