The history of Crete during the centuries shaped a unique cousine. The many conquerors, the wars, the rich cretan ground formed a cousine with some main characteristics: clean flavours, consistent use of olive oil and herbs, the frequent use of simple ingredients to make healthy dishes full of aroma.
Mrs Eftichia Chatzimanolakis, having learnt from her mother Sofia the authentic cretan flavours during her childhood, kept this philosophy until today.
This precious knowledge her sons, Giorgos and Panagiotis Chatzimanolakis, decided to offer to the public by opening a small taverna in 1995 in Ano Stalos, Chania, Crete.
"Leventis" started to serve for the first time unknown dishes from the cretan villages, like the onion pies ("kremmidokalitsouna"), smoked pork ("apaki"), beans with pasta, octopus with local aromatic greens ("avronies").
Taverna "Leventis" was embraced by the public as well as the food critics/food columnists, winning many gourmet awards, exceptional reviews and tributes in foreign media like BBC2.
Taverna "Leventis" participates in the Cluster of Cretan Olive Oil Products Enterprises ("Elaiogefsies", restaurants with exclusive use of cretan virgin olive oil), using only exra virgin olive oil.
Authentic flavours, local incredients and the hearty service ("Philoxenia") became the ingredients of a successful story to be continued. Welcome to the taverna "Leventis"!
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Ano Stalos, Chania, Crete, Greece
Τelephone: +0030 28210-68155