NAXOS (CHORA NAXOU)
We lacked simplicity. In everyday life, the way we anticipate "small pleasures", the stimuli that awakens our senses. In childhood memories, in everyday life and the wisdom of the elders, the balance of nature.
We returned mentally to carefree days at the grandmother's house in the village. We appreciated the sweet reward that was hidden in the jars with the jam. Inspired by ancient Greece, where the roots of the first jam in the world are, "melimilon ". In nature and its fruits we trust.
And that's how it was built "Melimilon Naxos". A place that will allow us to share our recollections and to channel our love for vivid flavors of colors, flavors and tradition ...
We welcome you and invite you to taste the delicious jams, sweets and liqueur created in our cottage industry, a delightful combination of traditional naxian products, hoping that something will remind of Grandma ...
Did you know that ...
Melimilon Honey = aplle + honey = apple jam in ancient Greece
The roots of the jam can be found in Ancient Greece, where it was known as "melimilon": from "honey" (as sweetening substance and maintenance) and "apple" (the word "apple" in antiquity represented all fruits) .
The first jams were prepared by boiling honey and quince, so it could be saved for longer periods. The formula adopted by the Romans and established as "melimelum". During the 10th century, the Portuguese replaced honey with sugar and prepared the marmelada from "marmelo", quince in Portuguese. So jam acquires its current form. Quickly becomes famous in Spain, France and England. In the 18th century the "Orange Seville" replaced the quince and became synonymous with jam. Over time, the recipe was tested with other fruit, depending on the production each country had. Today, jams are made in a wide variety of fruits and flavors and have a seat at our table and preferences.
Visit our coffee shop (and preparation/maufacturing place) in Naxos Town (St. George, behind the Town Hall) and try the flavors "Melimilon Naxos" straight from the pot!
Every day, we put our cap and we are waiting to introduce you to a magical combination of flavors that awaken the most demanding taste buds!
Enjoy our special breakfasts, our omelets, try our sweets, biscuits and our treats from the morning at 09.00 until 22.00 at night. Indulge in our tastes, try the dish and dessert of the day, meet authentic local products of naxian kitchen.
And of course, try all the jams "Melimilon Naxos", the sweets, liqueurs and various dishes surprise!
- Come with experimentation mood ! Will justify your ...
- Do not leave without trying our specialties ...
... Pancake with Naxos cheese and sweet strawberry
... Omelet with sausage, cheese and red pepper jam
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