Eating in Greece is intertwined with good company and discussion, and for this reason it is considered an important part of the everyday life of the Greeks. One of the great pleasures of the Greek table is the tradition of sharing small plates of savory foods, the “meze”. The meze way of eating is one of the most basic dining experiences in Greece, one that traces its roots to the banquets of the ancients, where small plates were served forth and shared by all. The word itself means "middle", as in middle of the day, or between meals, because the meze table traditionally was not meant to be a full meal.
The Meze dishes consist of lots of small delicacies of the Greek cuisine: vegetables and salads, more fish and less meat, flavourful dips, olives, olive oil and much more.
To fully enjoy this typical Greek Meze feast with a true flair of Greek holidays, we must gather as many friends as possible and share with them the experience.
Gaea’s philosophy is to produce and promote the Mediterranean Greek cuisine and “meze” - the authentic Greek gastronomic experience- lifestyle. Greek Meze is one of the Mediterranean’s best kept secrets, the secret of a well balanced and healthy diet. An array of hot and cold dishes are shared amongst friends. Meze culture is a “sociable food” – talking loudly, the chirring of glasses and participating and sharing in the trinity of food, drink and conversation.
The most important thing to remember about the meze tradition is that it goes hand-in-hand with the Mediterranean and the Greek lifestyle, and that is what Gaea is all about.