A DINNER THROUGH THE TRADITION OF GREEK-CYPRIOT SMALL PLATES

Zenon Taverna Cypriot Food in NYC.jpg
Zenon Taverna NYC.jpg
Zenon Taverna NYC Cypriot Food.jpg
Zenon Taverna Astoria Cypriot Food NYC.jpg
Zenon Taverna Astoria NYC Cypriot Cuisine.jpg
Zenon Taverna Cypriot Food in NYC.jpg
Zenon Taverna NYC.jpg
Zenon Taverna NYC Cypriot Food.jpg
Zenon Taverna Astoria Cypriot Food NYC.jpg
Zenon Taverna Astoria NYC Cypriot Cuisine.jpg

A DINNER THROUGH THE TRADITION OF GREEK-CYPRIOT SMALL PLATES

5.00

Upcoming Dates: 9/25, 10/30, 11/27
The group will embark on an exclusive introduction to the flavor, ingredients and tradition of Greek-Cypriot small plates, called Mezedes, to inspire your dinner choices, while getting to know the Greek culture of Cyprus through the experiences of the owners, Stelios and Dora of Zenon Taverna.

Your $5 ticket gets you entry to the event and cultural insights through the experiences of the host and the exclusive tour the restaurant's menu.

Pick a Date & Time:
Quantity:
RESERVE YOUR SPOT

ITINERARY DETAILS

Hosted By | Zenon Taverna
Duration | 30 minute talk while gathering dines and mingles at leisure
Location | 34-10 31st Avenue, Astoria, NYC 11106
Capacity | Minimum 6 RSVPS required / Maximum 12 Seats / Sale closes 24 hours in advance
Ticket holders will be notified 24 hours before event if minimum not met and issued refund

The owners of Zenon Taverna, Dora and Stelios, who is also the Executive Chef, both natives of Cyprus, invite you to experience the culture of Greek-Cypriot small plates, called Mezedes, which are typically enjoyed over long periods of time in large family and social gatherings in Greece as well as on the island of Cyprus. Through an exclusive tour of the restaurant's extensive cold and hot appetizer menu to inspire your dinner choices, your hosts will share a cultural narrative of the flavors, ingredients and tradition of Greek-Cypriot small plates at Zenon Taverna, as well as their experiences in Cyprus. Suggested dinner menu items from the Mezedes menu range from $4.95 to $19.95. Guests coming in pairs may also order from the Mezze meal menu which ranges from $25.95 to $28.95 per person and serves two or more people. Dishes and meals are priced exclusive of tax and gratuity

Guests will pay the host individually for purchases at the gathering.
The restaurant does not accept credit card payments -- CASH ONLY
Plan to arrive five minutes prior to the starting time.
Ticket refunds require 48 hours advanced notice.


SUGGESTED MENU

Mezedes dishes range from $4.95 to $19.95.
The Meze meal menus range from $25.95 to $28.95/pp and serves 2+ people.
This is just a sample of a very extensive menu; dishes priced exclusive of tax and gratuity. 
You'll pay the host directly for your purchases.

KRIA OREKTIKA | COLD APPETIZERS & DIPS

PIKILIA (ANTIPASTO)
Imported Greek feta cheese, Thalassinosalada (seafood salad), Tarama (red caviar dip), 
Tahini (sesame dip),  Tzatziki (yogurt dip), Scordalia (garlic dip), Pantzarosalada (beet salad),
and melitzanosalada (eggplant dip)
$17.95 | $7.95 individually

OCTAPODI SALAD (OCTOPUS SALAD)
$13.95

GREEK FETA CHEESE
$7.95

ZESTA OREKTIKA | HOT APPETIZERS

PIKILIA OREKTIKON (HOT ANTIPASTO)
Char-grilled souvlaki (chicken skewers), Sheftalia (pork meatballs),
Halloumi cheese (sheet and goat milk cheese), Lunza (smoked pork loin),
Ortiki (quails), and mushrooms
$19.95 | Can be purchased individually

LOUKANIKO SPITISIO
Homemade Cyprus pork sausages marinated in red wine with herbs
and spices, then char-grilled to bring out the aroma of the wine. 
$10.95

LUNZA
Smoked pork loin prepared in a traditional Cypriot manner, marinated in
red wine, seasoned with crushed coriander, smoked, then sliced and char-grilled.
$10.95

MANITARIA (VEGAN)
Char-grilled mushrooms, seasoned with oregano and extra virgin olive oil
$9.95

FRESKES PATATES DIGANITES (VEGAN) 
Freshly sliced potatoes deep-fried in soy bean oil, seasoned with salt and oregano.
Small $4.95 | Large $6.95

MUSSELS
Fresh mussels sauteed in ouzo with tomato sauce
$13.95

ARNISIA KEFTEDAKIA
Garlicky lamb meatballs made with onions, parsley, seasoned with salt and pepper,
sauteed with wine, lemon, oregano; can also be char-grilled.
$14.50

SAGANAKI
Imported Greek goat cheese (Kefalograviera) broiled and flambeed with brandy.
$11.95

MEZE MEAL MENUS

NISTISIMI MEZEDES | VEGETARIAN MEZE
Includes a pre-selected list of 14 delicious cold appetizers
and hot dishes, and serves two people or more. 
$25.95 per person

KYPRIAKI MEZEDES | CYPRUS MEZE
Includes a pre-selected list of 16 delicious cold appetizers
and hot dishes, and serves two people or more.
$26.95 per person

PSAROMEZEDES | FISH MEZZE
Includes a pre-selected list of 14 delicious cold appetizers
and hot dishes, and serves two people or more.
$28.95 per person