Eliris Tasting Notes 2014 Season
Fresh sparky citrus fruit zest – lemon and kumquat – and strong tomatoes-on the vine. There are also hints of apples, green leaves and a touch of nuts.
Very similar patterns in the mouth with tomatoes coming to the fore. Quite strong bitterness comes in followed by a strong slug of pepper but the fruit tones remain throughout. The pepper fades a little leading to an excellent after taste of spicy tomato juice with green leaves and herbs.
A robust style of oil that is well balanced with good bitterness and strong pepper and fruit.
This first class oil has great complexity with good balance. It is again stunning.
"Α new product for Vasiliki Company.
We proudly present you Melitheon “Vanilia” Fir Tree Honey – Special Reserve.
Our variety of Fir Tree carries the name “Vanilia”, due to its creamy thick texture and stunning colour: off white with metallic highlights.
It is delicately smooth flavoured, with a butterscotch taste at the end.
Vanilla Fir tree honey is the only Greek Honey that has a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and is produced exclusively in limited quantities in the wild mountain of Mainalon, in Arcadia Peloponnese, at an average altitude of 1500 m.
Vanilla honey has low concentrations in Fructose and Glucose.
Therefore, this variety contains the least calories, in comparison to other honeys.
Another major detail is the low humidity and high level of pH.
Due to these characteristics, it is true that Vanilla Honey never crystallizes, even though honey crystallization is a natural phenomenon.
This unique honey variety is considered as one of the rarest worldwide.”
Braised cuttle fish, harrisa, honey, (Eliris) olive oil bread crust at Searcys Sixtyone in Mayfair, London. Delicious!
Butterflies on the grove.
Left: PEACOCK (Aglais io)
Red wings with black markings and distinctive eyespots on tips of fore and hind wings.
Right: RED ADMIRAL (Vanessa atalanta)
Brown/black wings with red bands and white spots near the tips of forewings. Undersides dark and mottled.