The most important day of Christianity has arrived and it’s customary for us Greeks to spend Easter day around a large table with family and friends. At Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades we took care to prepare a complete wine and dine proposal for you to enjoy a rich, beautiful and festive feast! Decorate your table and home with lots of seasonal flowers and your red eggs, and use your kitchen and your cooking skills to surprise your guests with the menu we suggest!

To start with, there’s no Easter without a mageiritsa soup. So Easter day begins after midnight, with the traditional mageiritsa! That is why we have put together this recipe for most delicious soup to enjoy with our unique wine Premium Xinisteri. After finishing your soup, relax and wake up full of energy to seize the big holiday!

Get your coffee and recharge with the traditional flaounes (find the recipe here). Prepare these in advance, since it is customary to bake them on Holy Thursday or Holy Saturday. Depending on whether you enjoy them for breakfast or brunch, match this delicious Cypriot traditional dish with a glass of Thaleró sweet wine from Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades.

For the main meal of the day, we have decided to suggest some of the traditional favourites! Serve a fresh, refreshing authentic village Greek salad (find the recipe here) as an appetiser, or as a side dish for the entire duration of your meal with some Greek or Cypriot pita bread and a glass of the elegant and aromatic rosé wine Rodámbelo.

We urge you to try the number one Easter delicacy, Greek Easter grill (kokoretsi), which you can prepare in your kitchen, in an oven pan or hull, or, for the grilled meat lovers, this lamb on a skewer (ovelias) recipe! Both meat recipes are perfect with potatoes; baked, fried or boiled, you name it! Whichever of the two you choose, the flavours call for red wine or even Zivania. Whether you choose the charismatic Geróklima, a single-variety native Maratheftiko wine, or the barrel-aged Red Melody blend, one thing is certain: you won’t be disappointed! As for Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades Zivania, you will have learned by now that one shot is enough to taste the whole tradition of Cyprus in your glass!

After enjoying your Easter with your favourite people, delicious dishes and fine wines, end your day in the sweetest way with these homemade Easter buns (tsourekia) and some Commandaria to experience the sweet tastes, smells and joys of spring!

Enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and the excellent wines and spirits of Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades! May you be healthy and prosper!

Happy Easter!

Find the recipes here:

For the mageiritsa soup with Premium Xinisteri

For the traditional flaounes with Thaleró

For the Greek village salad with Rodámbelo

For the kokoretsi – Greek Easter grill with Geróklima

For the ovelias – whole roast lamb on a skewer with Red Melody

For the traditional Easter buns (tsourekia) with Commandaria