1kg of beef
2 cloves of garlic
2kg of chopped tomatoes
1-2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
1 glass of red wine
1 cup of olive oil
Wash the beef and cut into small pieces.Gently fry the finely chopped onion,garlic and meat in hot oil for a few minutes,then pour over the wine and add the tomato,bay leaf,clove,cinnamon,salt,pepper and 2 cups of water.Allow to simmer over a low heat for about 1 hour.Serve with fried potatoes,rice or boiled pasta.
The only one in the village.
Right here in Sinarades you can clearly taste that the island of Corfu has a different history than mainland Greece. While the mainland was being occupied by the Turk empire, Corfu was occupied by the Venetians. Subsequent influences brought by the British, French and Italians shaped the island's culinary evolution. Because the geography of Corfu is similar to that of the rest of Greece, olives and olive oil, cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables are all basic on the menu, but the tasting and cooking methods are totally and delightfully Corfoit.
At Café Olympia we had one of the top dishes and would definately recommend it to any visitor to the Greek island of Corfu. We had the Fried Beef in a White Wine Sauce and it was served with both rice and potatoes.
While still at Gouvia we saw from the other side Komeno village (pic 1). So we decided to drive there (it was only 5’ away by car anyway).
It’s located on a green hill, there are some nice houses but also the huge Grecotel, some people like this kind of building but I think they only spoil the picture of the area. At the edge of the cape is the small church of Ipapantis. Many locals use it for ceremonies like marriages because of its location but it was closed during our visit so we just took a pic from outside (pic 2) and spend some more relaxing days checking the small boats along the tiny port of Komeno with most of the boats have the name Spyros on them (pic 3), dedicated to the patron saint of Corfu.
The most diverse and charming of greek islands...
"A mix of Greece and Italy..."
This Island is a part of my roots, as my father was born there and lived till the age of 21 in Kerkyra.
Just a few hours ferry from Brindisi at the bottom of Italy, Kerkyra shows many Italian influences, some dolce vita to the greek laidback and cruisy lifestyle...
Venitians have been ocupating Corfu for a long time, and the old town of Kerkyra has been built with their signature style. The center place, Spianada, with all these terraces and Cafes, is the social center of Kerkyra. Sit back for a drink and enjoy the moment...You will share great moments in this town where people speak with the sweetest of all greek accents, half way between talking and actually singing...
"Cruise aroound the island - you'd be silly not to!"
Once you have seen all of Kerkyra town, at day and at night, you should rent a scooter or a small car, or...as I tried to do...cruise around by skateboard!!! :)
Just follow the main roads and go round the coast, reach Nissaki, Roda, Sidari, Glifada, Pelekas, Paléiokastritsa, etc... Everyone will find his little place of paradise, cause there is so much diversity out there...mine is the one on the pic... ;)
"What you are looking for... is there"
Wanting some peacful place with sweet sunsets, a big party all nights, some really wild places or a high touristic attractions area with jetski, windsurf, club med, you will for sure find the place you need somewhere in Corfu.
Pelekas, Gouvia, Kerkyra, Roda, Sidari, these are all totally different places to stay..
Ask me for a special place out there, I have a house in Kerkyra so I go there every year and I fairly know what I am talking about...
But sorry my house does belong to my family and is not to let... ;o)
Drop me a line, i will try to help you!