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Experience unique oeno-gastronomic events at Apollo Blue Hotel on Rhodes

Are you ready to embark on a unique culinary adventure that tantalizes your taste buds and introduces you to the rich world of Greek wines and gastronomy? Look no further than Apollo Blue Hotel, a haven of luxury and indulgence in the heart of an idyllic Greek destination on Rhodes Island. Having personally visited the hotel this summer, I can attest to the exceptional experience they offer, seamlessly blending the Rhodian hospitality with a unique wine and food pairing concept that is bound to captivate your senses.

Imagine a journey where every sip of wine and every bite of food takes you on a voyage of flavors, aromas, and textures exploring various Greek regions and terrains. Apollo Blue Hotel has crafted an unparalleled series of events titled 'Food & Wine Pairing Degustation Events 2023' that present an exquisite fusion of Greek wines and creative cuisine. This concept aims to introduce visitors from around the world to the diverse offerings of Greek vineyards and the innovative Greek culinary scene.

An insightful conversation with Andreas Matthidis

During my stay at Apollo Blue Hotel, I had the privilege of conducting a video interview with Mr. Andreas Matthidis DipWSET, the driving force behind these exceptional events. Mr. Matthidis, a distinguished sommelier and president of the Panhellenic Association of Sommeliers, shared insights into the philosophy behind the 'Food & Wine Pairing Degustation Events' and the vision of Apollo Hotels in promoting Greek wines and cuisine. His passion for wine, deep knowledge, and commitment to enhancing the guest experience were truly inspiring.

Curious to learn more about what makes this concept unique and the vision behind these events? Watch my interview with Andreas Matthidis, where he shares his insights and passion for creating an extraordinary oeno-gastronomic experience like no other.

A glimpse into the events

The 'Food & Wine Pairing Degustation Events' are a tradition at Apollo Hotels since 2019, and their popularity has only grown over the years. The 2023 programme features a series of events that take participants on a sensorial journey through some of Greece's finest wine regions. The past events featured the following wineries:

Mark your calendars for the 3 remaining upcoming events:

Each event features the expertise of the world-class brigade of Apollo Blue Hotel's chefs - Head Chef George Kampourakis, Chef à la carte Nikos Karavakis, and Pastry Chef Michalis Chrysovergis. Their creative brilliance was showcased in the dishes they crafted, meticulously designed to complement and elevate the flavours of the wines being presented.

On the event that took place on August 10, 2023 the focus was on creating dishes around the wines from Novus Winery from Mantinia region in Peloponnese, Greece. According to Mr. Matthidis, all fish dishes were designed and perfectly matched with the high-quality wines of the winery. (Click right to see all the photos on the slideshow below👉🏻)

Discover the Wine Bar at Apollo Blue Hotel

Building upon the success of these events, Apollo Blue Hotel has introduced a wine bar that serves as a haven for wine enthusiasts. Situated on the hotel's terrace, this wine bar offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding beauty. Here, guests and anyone who appreciates quality wines with a spectacular view can indulge in an array of exceptional Greek wines, carefully selected to showcase the country's best vineyards. The wines are perfectly paired with finger foods, cheeses, and cold cuts, creating a symphony of flavors that is an experience unto itself.

For more information, check out the website of Apollo Blue Hotel and their social media and make your reservation as there are limited places available each time for these exclusive events.

Address: Apollo Blue Hotel, Kallithea Avenue, Faliraki, Rhodes


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