Oinomageiremata Tavern that cooks with wine in Naousa, Northern Greece
Oinomageiremata rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com: 4.9 out of 5
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Oinomageiremata (Enomageiremata) means “cooking with wine” in Greek. It’s in Naosа, near that part of the town where the bars and bistros start. Unfortunately, in Google Maps you can only find it as Οινομαγειρέματα, Εστιατορίο, so use the map I’ve shown below to find your way around more easily.
This taverna was recommended to us by our hotel owners, Palea Poli, and we were very happy with the recommendation. Read on to see why.
See Oinomageiremata …
… Key location – it is located on the corner between two streets, and if you are in the area with the restaurants and bars, you can’t help but see it;
… I was very happy that the menu does not include, what I am used to on Halkidiki, fish and seafood, but rather typical cuisine of the region;
… The wine list is only with wines from the region and all good ones – we tested them, they are wonderful! Xinomavro prevails.
Xinomavro is a grape variety grown only in the Naosa area, with pronounced notes of strawberry, raspberry, morello and tomato, high acidity and tannins.
I am personally a great fan of this wine, but I am happy to try one of other varieties that are seen there.
Feel Oinomageiremata …
… The waiters are very friendly, smiling, they don’t speak English very well, but that doesn’t stop them from recommending you good food and wine;
… When you ask for bill they enthusiastically tell you “no, first dessert, then the bill”, which means that they treat you with the dessert – a fruit pie, something like syruped cake, sweet semolina, ice cream;
… Already at the beginning of May, it gets warm in the region and you can safely dine outside – so we gladly took advantage of this option in the fresh air of the town.
Hear Oinomageiremata …
… Old Greek songs – rather folklore and some old hits. We really liked it, it was perfectly related to the atmosphere.
Movie watching time: 1:24 min.
Smell Oinomageiremata …
… Of course the gorgeous aroma of Xinomavro, and in combination the local Batsos cheese it is wonderful!
Taste Oinomageiremata …
… Feel free to order anything from the menu – it offers both grilled and fried meat, fried dish with small pieces of meat as well.
… The local cheese Batsos (mpatsos) on a plate or fried- be aware, though, that sometimes it might be quite salty.
Batsos (mpatsos) is a sheep’s cheese that is made here, it does not smell unpleasant, but very appetizing, it is hard and is available in 2 versions – salted and slightly desalted.
… A very nice steak with cheese – when you cut into it, the melted cheese oozes out.
… Ask about the meal they cooked for the day. I tried lamb – it was very tasty.
… I can’t help but recommend again trying wine from Xinomavro variety. If it’s aged, which you’ll often find in the area, they definitely decant it for you. Enjoy it in combination with cheese or some red meat, if it is aged, if it is fresher, maybe with white meat.
I recommend Oinomageiremata for a meal, and Palea Poli Hotel for a stay. Read more about it on Palea Poli Deluxe Boutique Hotel stately old house in Naoussa, Northern Greece.
Don’t forget also to visit the biggest winery in the region Kir Yianni– the place is fantastic!
How to get to Oinomageiremata?
Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:
A: Stefanou Dragoumi 1, Naousa 592 00, Greece
Opening hours 12:00- 24:00
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