A Taste of the Taverna | 2021 - Ep.3
May 28, 2022
This episode was recorded as part of Visa Wellington On a Plate’s 2021 Food Story Speaker Series and presented by Te Papa.
A Taste of the Taverna | Wellington‘s once-thriving, now almost forgotten Hellenic Mile
From farmers’ markets to supermarkets, olive oil is almost everywhere these days, but restaurateur Andronicos Economous from Wellington's Greek Cypriot Community, can remember a time when the pharmacy was the only place you could buy it - even then it was only in tiny medicine bottles.
In this episode, Andronicos shares the history of Wellington's once-thriving, now almost forgotten Hellenic Mile.
* a taverna (Greek: ταβέρνα) is a small Greek restaurant that serves Greek cuisine. The taverna is an integral part of Greek culture.