Tochni Tavern-Food & Wine
CYPRUS FOOD & BEVERAGE - CYPRIOT FOOD & WINES
We cater for vegetarians and/or vegans.
"Kopiaste. Welcome to our Tochni Tavern. Traditional Cypriot food and beverages. Tasty meals and excellent wines."
Tochni Tavern - Member of the Conservatoire International des Cuisines Méditerranéennes
To enjoy authentic, traditional Cypriot cooking, a visit to the tavern is a must. Our chef is spoiling our guest with authentic dishes from the traditional cuisine of Cyprus.
As a representative of Cyprus in traditional cypriot cooking we are proud members of the Conservatoire International des Cuisines Méditerranéennes. Together with other mediterranean countries (like Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Italy, Greece, France etc.) we organize events, in order to taste the traditional kitchen of each country and exchange recipes and ideas of gourmet cooking.
In November 2006 we arranged for the first time the annual event. Participating members have been Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Catalonia and Cyprus.
Cooking and Recipes
Discover at Tochni Tavern Cyprus the best Cypriot recipes here from trusted sources. The Cypriot kitchen is rich und has a huge diversity. The unique location of the island at the intersection of three continents, enriched the prescriptions, spices and the cook art of Cyprus strongly. The kitchen of Cyprus is influences among other of the Greek, Italian, Lebanese and Turkish food.
One recipe as an example:
Fasollia Yachni (White beans with tomato)
1 ½ glasses white beans
2 carrots shopped
2 – 3 onions shopped
1 – 2 cloves of garlic
ca. 1 glass celery shopped
1 glass tomato juice
3 – 4 spoons olive oil
salt and pepper
Wash the beans in cold water and leave them over night. Put the beans on in fresh water and cook them. Pour away the water and put the beans on again with fresh water and all ingredients, but without salt. Just before end of cooking time put the salt. You serve the beans as main dish, with salad, black olives, onions.
Specialties - traditional meals
The national specialty is "Meze", a culinary cross section, which exists of up to 20 different dishes., starting with salad and dips, grill, side dishes and dessert. You find fish or meat meze, meaning the main dishes consists either of fish or meat specialties. As specialties are considered also the Kebabs (pieces of lamb or other meat skewered and roasted over charcoal fire), the Stifado (a stew of beef or hare cooked with wine, vinegar, onion and spices), Koubebia (vine leaves stuffed with minced meat and rice) and Tava (a tasty stew of meat, herbs and onions). In our village tavern traditional meals are prepared with a lot of care.
Cyprus beverage - Cypriot Wines
Cyprus is renowned for its good wine. The Cypriot Wine was already in the antiquity famous for its quality and excellent taste. This has of course to do with the superb climate of the island. You find all kinds of wine, white, rose and red; from different regions of Cyprus. The village wines are liked and they go with the traditional food. Cyprus is also famous for its honey-sweet red wine called "Commandaria". Commandaria is an excellent desert wine. People say it is the oldest wine in the world. Famous it become at the time of Richard the Lionhearted and the time when Cyprus was occupied by the Order of the Knights of the Temple.
How to find our Tochni Tavern
Our Tavern, is in the nice little village of Tochni between Larnaca and Limassol. The CYPRUS VILLAGES reception and our Tochni Tavern by the pool offer a panoramic view of the whole village, the serene countryside and the pristine sea below.