It was the first time that Sympossio 2017 – the eighth Greek Gourmet Touring – came to Dublin, but judging by the reception that the group received from the travel trade at the event in Cooks Academy, it certainly won’t be the last.
This was truly both an educational event and a really fun evening and it certainly achieved the objective of demonstrating what a great gastronomic destination that Greece is.
The philosophy behind the Sympossio is that gastronomy is the ideal ambassador for the Greek islands that adds value to hospitality and shaping the kind of tourism that this Mediterranean nation wants.
The agents really got into the fun of learning to cook from two great Greek chefs, all donning aprons and chefs hats before tackling the cookery tasks. In the end the winner was decided on the best dessert dish, and it was Sean McCarthy, Club Travel, who claimed the winning prize.
The event was conceived by Aldermar Resorts and its team of chefs and organised by Hertz Ireland in association with Aegean Airlines under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organisation. Aegean Airlines was represented by Dublin-born Lynda Betsch, who was delighted that the carrier has increased its flights to Athens from Dublin to three per week for the summer.