The Food

Organic cooking from pot to plate: Ancient flavors from the land, sea, and sky of Crete.

For Minoan Tastes, we source most all ingredients directly from farmers and producers on Crete. The menus include fresh local produce, with all variety of seasonal greens, onions, and mushrooms, fresh fruits like pears, grapes, pomegranates, and figs, and local nuts like almonds and chestnuts.  You’ll find meats like lamb, pork, and goat, most roasted or braised. Our waters are brimming with sea bass, red mullet, tuna, sword fish, sardines, flounder, octopus, and cuttlefish—so many, they all but jump from the blue waters of the Mediterranean onto our plates. We serve hard and soft cheeses like graviera, myzithra, and kefalotyri made from local dairies, a mix sheep, goat, and cow’s milk. Olive oil flows like water, and you’ll be able to taste several varieties from the island alone. We are committed to choosing organic whenever possible.

Gluten free options are available. With a minimum 7 days notice, we can accommodate most any food allergy.