Tavern - Member of the Conservatoire International des
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,
Italy, Greece, France etc.) we organize events, in order to taste
traditional kitchen of each country and exchange recipes and ideas of gourmet
In November 2006 we arranged for the first time
the annual event. Participating members have been
Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Catalonia and Cyprus.
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
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
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.