You might be in the thick of summer vacation planning, but it’s already time for an international adventure at Central Market. Starting this week, the gourmet grocer is bringing back its popular Passport series, which this year will unlock the culinary wonders of Greece.
You’ll find more olive oils, feta and olives than usual, and look out for prepared foods such as moussaka, baklava, bougatsa and kourabiethes. A number of Greek chefs and winemakers will be teaching classes and leading tastings in both Austin stores, and throughout the two-week event, customers can buy specialty products and prepared foods.
You can still buy tickets to cooking classes about Greek grilling and mezzes (small plates), traditional lamb dishes and the many ways to use phyllo dough, and two of the notable guest chefs — Maria Elia, author of the stunning 2013 book "Smashing Plates," and "Flavors of Greece" author Rosemary Barron — still have seats available in their classes.
To find more information or buy tickets, go to passport.centralmarket.com.