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Ambassador's tips: How to discover Greece in Luxembourg?

It is impossible to bring the Greek sun and sea in Luxembourg but there is no need to change your eating habits when living abroad.

Fortunately, Luxembourg is known for its plethora of restaurants from around the world which every newcomer ought to explore. It is world recognised that the Mediterranean diet has huge benefits to health and, inevitably, the Greek cuisine is among the first choices of good eaters worldwide, including Luxembourg.

First of all, you can find some food products that come from Greece such as feta cheese, yogurt, olive oil and the like in several big supermarkets but also at “Au Gourmet Grec” at 87 rue de Bonnevoie near Gare Centrale as well as at “Pandemos Agora” at 28 Rue Notre-Dame in the city centre (prices are high). European Union employees may also visit the shop below the main building of the European Parliament in Kirchberg, where there are products from each EU country. Furthermore, it is possible to find Greek honey, olive oil and olives in local markets (e.g. Glacismaart, which is a large market that takes place every 3rd Sunday of the month in Glacis parking place).

Finally, you can taste Greek and Cypriot delicacies and meet producers at these countries’ stands in the Bazar International that takes place in November every year at LuxExpo.

There are four Greek restaurants in the City of Luxembourg the best of which is “Restaurant Grec Athena” at 56 Rue Adolphe Fischer near Place de Paris. Athena ranks #4 of 571 Restaurants in Luxembourg City and has received a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Mr Georgios, the owner of the Athena restaurant since 2011, is very polite and professional and will make sure you will enjoy your meal and stay. The restaurant can serve up to 130 people and it is the right place to make a party or meal for a formal occasion (birthday, anniversary, wedding, baptism etc.). Please make sure to check the opening hours of the restaurant and make a reservation especially on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is open on Sundays too!

The other Greek restaurants one can try are:

-Ambrosia (city centre)

-Le Grec (Bonnevoie)

-Meltemi (Bonnevoie)

-Mythos (Munsbach)

There are several websites where you can find recipes to cook Greek food. Since February I am working to make www.cookme.tips a reference website for simple and healthy meals that one can prepare at home and the majority of which constitute the modern Greek cuisine.

Stamatis Kalogirou,
Greek Ambassador for the Just Arrived Ambassadors Club

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