Tip of the day 27/11/2022 – Symposio: A Dionysian feast in Varvakeos Market

Tip of the day 27/11/2022 – Symposio: A Dionysian feast in Varvakeos Market 607 342 thecloudkeys

One of the most local thing you can do as you are in Athens is to visit the old traditional market of the city where all Athenians are going there for their food shopping, usually every weekend: Varvaki(os) Market.

Today this market will transform into a feast. Works of art, live performances – from opera to contemporary electronic sound – and multi culture food pairing, are some of what we are going to see on Sunday, November 27, at the 2nd in a row Symposio,  as it is called.

Symposio returns to the Varvakeio Market on Sunday, November 27. From 1pm the space is transformed into an atmospheric, almost cinematic, venue ready to welcome you with a unique project.

It is an experience of a modern Dionysian feast with all kinds of entertainment (gastronomy, music, dance, culture). Works of art, live performances – from opera to contemporary electronic sound – and multi culture food pairing, are some of what we are going to see on Sunday, November 27, at the 2nd in a row Symposio.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to this innovative celebration that comes to prove why the Central Market has already become the city’s new hot spot.

What to eat
As a new taste destination focused on fresh, quality raw materials, Varvakeios welcomes you with food kiosks set up in place of the usual vendors. All follow the philosophy of food pairing for an explosive aftertaste.

You’ll taste everything from fresh dumplings and fluffy bao bans with shrimp or cod harmonised with Greek organic wine, oysters paired with vodka and caviar – yes, caviar! For lovers of pure Greek flavours, there will be a stall with marinated octopus in straw and of course street pachas in a mug.

In particular, all the available options of food made literally in front of you are:

Shushi | Fresh Pasta | Bao Bans | Tempura On Stick | Octapus On Stick | Caviar | Patsas | Oyster | Hot Dog | Souvlaki
Table Bookings: 2160707026 | Daily: 12:00-16:00

What you will listen
Simposio is attracted to the magic of contrasts. It loves the modern sound of the house and techno scene, but approaches it with a subversive attitude to create a unique musical identity. That’s why inside the Varvakeio you will have the opportunity to navigate through disparate musical paths and enjoy everything from opera to electronic music.