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Host: Vasiliki

Corfu, Greece

USD
$78-$200 per person

Enjoy Corfiot cuisine at Vasiliki’s scenic mountaintop vineyard

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Vasiliki

Vasiliki, a passionate food lover who has loved cooking for decades, has undertaken a search for forgotten flavors. After exploring historical sources and experimenting with local ingredients she published a cookbook with traditional local recipes that bring back the cooking secrets and flavors of previous generations on her native island of Corfu. Your Traveling Spoon experience takes place on a hilltop estate alongside a vineyard, where wine and olive cultivation has existed for more than 400 years.

Vasiliki received her undergraduate and masters degrees in the United States, and then worked as a Computer System Analyst for 25 years. Vasiliki has a daughter and granddaughter who live in Athens and will be part of the experience when they are visiting. Vasiliki’s husband is a civil engineer as well as a passionate sailor and wine maker.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-30 guests) Vasiliki cooks a traditional meal inspired mainly from the Venetian influence of Corfiot cuisine. Enjoy a full five course meal that may include dishes such as melitzanosalata (smoked eggplant) or traditional vegetable and cheese pie, green salad, pork roast or slowly cooked veal “sofritto”. End your meal on a sweet note with a delicious lemon tart or pudding. Your meal will be accompanied by authentic local wines produced by Vasiliki’s husband. At the end of the experience Vasiliki will present you with a copy of her cookbook, “Corfiot Cuisine – in search of the origins”. This experience is filled with warm hospitality, delicious local food and magnificent views of the vineyard and all of central Corfu!

Cooking experience: (2-16 guests) You will be welcomed with herbal tea or a welcome drink of red wine with citrus fruits. Enjoy a short presentation on history of the vineyard and buildings, as well as an overview of the equipment and processes used in traditional olive and wine making. Then enjoy a hands on cooking class which will begin with learning about Corfiot culinary culture and the ingredients used in Corfiot cooking (including a local product tasting!). Your cooking class will be hands-on using only fresh, local ingredients cooked with traditional recipes and techniques. The fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers used in the meal are grown in Vasiliki’s estate or by local producers. You will forage some herbs from the garden for your cooking class and then join Vasiliki to make a vegetable & herb salad, pork “dolce garbo”, a traditional cheese & vegetable pie and Ambelonas’ special cake for dessert.

Notes: Vasiliki can offer gluten free, vegetarian and vegan meals on request. The meal cost includes local product tasting and wine, soft drinks or beer.

Languages spoken: English, Greek

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Melitzanosalata – smoked eggplant with yogurt, parsley and extra virgin olive oil
  • Traditional pie with seasonal vegetables, cheese, yogurt, milk, fresh herbs and spices
  • Ambelonas’ green salad with seeds, raisins and a rose petals, extra vergin olive oil & pure red wine vinegar sauce
  • Dolce garbo, slowly cooked pork with onions, rosemary white wine and spices (served with aromatic rice)
  • Ambelonas' syrup cake served with caramelized carrots, strained yogurt and mulberry with bergamot jam
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

Vasiliki hosted me at her scenic mountaintop vineyard that has been in her family for several hundred years on the Greek island of Corfu. She is literally the women that wrote the book on Corfiot Cuisine. We enjoyed vintage cheese platters to start, her own vineyard made white and red Rose' wine. She taught more in a few hours about cooking then I had learned in my entire life prior. She even gave me a free copy of her cook book, which I have since used already, and she has her own vintage olive oil, jams and wine for sale. Vasiliki has done years of research on Corfiot cuisine and has her own family recipes that simply cannot be acquired anywhere else. It was the most amazing culinary experience I've ever been to! A must do, on Corfu Island!

Mark, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
On the island of Corfu is a place about 20 minutes from the port that'll knock your socks off with delicious Corfiot food served under a grape arbor. Vasiliki, educated in the US and employed there for 25 years, returned home to Corfu to re-discover the best of its culinary history and make it available to us travelers. Absolutely scrumptious! She offers cooking classes or just a meal. Hard for eight of us to make our minds up, she offered tastings of most of her menu which we shared. Beautiful day, awesome hospitality. Did I mention the great wine yet? Our ship docked on Corfu on a Saturday, a day she normally takes off, but she graciously agreed to open for us when asked through Traveling Spoon. Probably wouldn't have happened without them.
- F6640KGpaulh December 12, 2019
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Vasiliki

$78-$200 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$98 $88 $78
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $200 $182
Transportation
$88 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$98 $88 $78
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $200 $182
Transportation
$88 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Vasiliki

Vasiliki, a passionate food lover who has loved cooking for decades, has undertaken a search for forgotten flavors. After exploring historical sources and experimenting with local ingredients she published a cookbook with traditional local recipes that bring back the cooking secrets and flavors of previous generations on her native island of Corfu. Your Traveling Spoon experience takes place on a hilltop estate alongside a vineyard, where wine and olive cultivation has existed for more than 400 years.

Vasiliki received her undergraduate and masters degrees in the United States, and then worked as a Computer System Analyst for 25 years. Vasiliki has a daughter and granddaughter who live in Athens and will be part of the experience when they are visiting. Vasiliki’s husband is a civil engineer as well as a passionate sailor and wine maker.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-30 guests) Vasiliki cooks a traditional meal inspired mainly from the Venetian influence of Corfiot cuisine. Enjoy a full five course meal that may include dishes such as melitzanosalata (smoked eggplant) or traditional vegetable and cheese pie, green salad, pork roast or slowly cooked veal “sofritto”. End your meal on a sweet note with a delicious lemon tart or pudding. Your meal will be accompanied by authentic local wines produced by Vasiliki’s husband. At the end of the experience Vasiliki will present you with a copy of her cookbook, “Corfiot Cuisine – in search of the origins”. This experience is filled with warm hospitality, delicious local food and magnificent views of the vineyard and all of central Corfu!

Cooking experience: (2-16 guests) You will be welcomed with herbal tea or a welcome drink of red wine with citrus fruits. Enjoy a short presentation on history of the vineyard and buildings, as well as an overview of the equipment and processes used in traditional olive and wine making. Then enjoy a hands on cooking class which will begin with learning about Corfiot culinary culture and the ingredients used in Corfiot cooking (including a local product tasting!). Your cooking class will be hands-on using only fresh, local ingredients cooked with traditional recipes and techniques. The fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers used in the meal are grown in Vasiliki’s estate or by local producers. You will forage some herbs from the garden for your cooking class and then join Vasiliki to make a vegetable & herb salad, pork “dolce garbo”, a traditional cheese & vegetable pie and Ambelonas’ special cake for dessert.

Notes: Vasiliki can offer gluten free, vegetarian and vegan meals on request. The meal cost includes local product tasting and wine, soft drinks or beer.

Languages spoken: English, Greek

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Melitzanosalata – smoked eggplant with yogurt, parsley and extra virgin olive oil
  • Traditional pie with seasonal vegetables, cheese, yogurt, milk, fresh herbs and spices
  • Ambelonas’ green salad with seeds, raisins and a rose petals, extra vergin olive oil & pure red wine vinegar sauce
  • Dolce garbo, slowly cooked pork with onions, rosemary white wine and spices (served with aromatic rice)
  • Ambelonas' syrup cake served with caramelized carrots, strained yogurt and mulberry with bergamot jam
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

Vasiliki hosted me at her scenic mountaintop vineyard that has been in her family for several hundred years on the Greek island of Corfu. She is literally the women that wrote the book on Corfiot Cuisine. We enjoyed vintage cheese platters to start, her own vineyard made white and red Rose' wine. She taught more in a few hours about cooking then I had learned in my entire life prior. She even gave me a free copy of her cook book, which I have since used already, and she has her own vintage olive oil, jams and wine for sale. Vasiliki has done years of research on Corfiot cuisine and has her own family recipes that simply cannot be acquired anywhere else. It was the most amazing culinary experience I've ever been to! A must do, on Corfu Island!

Mark, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
On the island of Corfu is a place about 20 minutes from the port that'll knock your socks off with delicious Corfiot food served under a grape arbor. Vasiliki, educated in the US and employed there for 25 years, returned home to Corfu to re-discover the best of its culinary history and make it available to us travelers. Absolutely scrumptious! She offers cooking classes or just a meal. Hard for eight of us to make our minds up, she offered tastings of most of her menu which we shared. Beautiful day, awesome hospitality. Did I mention the great wine yet? Our ship docked on Corfu on a Saturday, a day she normally takes off, but she graciously agreed to open for us when asked through Traveling Spoon. Probably wouldn't have happened without them.
- F6640KGpaulh December 12, 2019
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$98 $88 $78
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $200 $182
Transportation
$88 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$98 $88 $78
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $200 $182
Transportation
$88 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm
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