Melina's Delight Cuisine
Melina's Delight Cuisine
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12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Melina's De-Lights puts a healthy twist on the already healthy Greek meal. Melina Selalma , will organize a private Greek cooking class at her studio in a quaint suburb of Athens. She will share her expertise as you cook a traditional Greek meal using organic products you purchase at the local markets. A manager of her own catering business , television person, operations manager for Weight Watcher Greece, author of her own cookbook, Melina will delight you as you cook and eat! Traditional Greek cooking recipes cooked with organic products based on today s life style bringing the past to the future thru the healthy cooking and the delicious Greek recipes. recipe choices, shopping, cooking , eating with Melina Selalma at her studio in Chalandri North part of Athens , 9 kilometers away from the center
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Chris
269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Melina is a most delightful host, taking you through traditional Greek recipes with lots of organic and nutritional notes. Very chatty with perfect English and stories about the ingredients, all of which surpisingly can be found back home. Conducted in a custom-designed, demonstration kitchen studio.
Written 21 July 2023
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Dear guest thank you so much for sharing this much appreciated
Written 25 July 2023
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Chris B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you only have time for one sentence (TLDR) here it is: you will leave Melina’s kitchen with a full and happy stomach, unforgettable memories of a wonderful time, and a new friend…stop researching and book your experience before someone else beats you to it.

We found Melina by chance driven by a desire for a cooking experience that was outside the standard philo pie, moussaka, and gyro classes. When my daughter and I saw that she would teach us to make loukoumades (traditional Greek donuts) we were sold and didn’t bother to read reviews or research further. We had no idea how amazing Melina was until the day of our class. Leading up to the day she was helpful with directions, transportation logistics (bus stop just a minute or two from her studio), and questions to confirm possible dietary restrictions or allergies.

Once we arrived, she greeted us warmly and with traditional beverages and talked us through the schedule for the afternoon and the historic significance of loukoumades. Then the cooking began and we got hands on experience with sweet, savory and fruity varieties of loukoumades. Mixed in were stories, laughter and a bit of grandmotherly wisdom passed down through her family. She buys local and organic when possible and gives a quick acknowledgement to the local producers in case you want to seek them out. And of course we had plenty of eating. We had so much food that she packed us a care package of leftovers to eat later.

It’s not my story to tell, but I suggest you ask her how she got into cooking, about her cookbook, and the experiences she has had along the way. She’s a bit of a celebrity although she’s so humble you would never know it.

There was no rush to leave, I think we could have stayed for the rest of the afternoon, but we had other adventures to begin so we traded contact info for recipes, took some photos with our new friend and discussed future plans to come back someday and do one of her market to table classes where she takes you shopping in the local markets and then cooks with the fresh ingredients. If you have a specific dish request, reach out to her and she will work with you to plan your personalized experience. If you are looking for a cooking class in Athens, look no further Melina is as good as it gets.
Written 28 June 2023
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dear guest thank you so much for sharing your reviews , much appreciated
Written 25 July 2023
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Taaah
Paris, France195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We literally LOVED the afternoon that we spent with Melina. The cooking class with her was definitively one of the best moments of our last summer vacation in Greece :))

Melina is a wonderful, super welcoming person and excellent teacher, she welcomed us with a heartwarming smile that made us feel comfortable instantly. Her cooking class was very easy to follow and we learned, not only how to cook but also a lot about the Greek culture !

Everything we made with her was so yummy and at the end, she even prepared a dinner box for us with the rest so we could enjoy again the delicious cuisine that we made together.

Even if you are not really interested in cooking, just try the cooking class with Melina, it’s not a simple cooking class, it’s an encounter, an experience !

Thanks again Melina, we miss you :))
W & M
Written 20 September 2021
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thank you for your time to share this, wonderful review , happy traveling always
Written 21 September 2021
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Teo179
Paris, France35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had a greek cooking class with my fiancé. We prepared a 3 course meal in just one hour. Melina has adapted traditional greek recipes for today's lifestyle. We were impressed by the tricks and tweaks she suggested to make the recipes healthier and faster to prepare. This was ideal for us, because it will allow us to make the recipes she taught us when we go back home. Melina is super warm and welcoming and made us feel instantly comfortable. We also felt free to ask her questions, like how to pick good quality vegetables at the grocery store etc ("beginner" cook questions that we've always wanted to ask an expert!). Overall, we would 100% do this again and we recommend it to anyone interested in learning to cook greek meals!
Written 21 August 2020
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thank you for sharing this stay safe and look forward to welcome you again
Written 22 August 2020
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Gregg Cantor
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Melina was wonderful. Such a sweet lady. We learned to cook some traditional Greek dishes right from Melina's heart. When in Athens, I highly recommend this experience. We did everything from shopping together to cooking the dishes.
Written 17 September 2019
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dear guest, many thanks for sharing your reviews, much obliged cheers , Melina
Written 18 September 2019
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Andy
Pittsburgh, PA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
My wife and our daughters (ages 11 and 9) took the class on how to make Loukoumades (Greek donuts) with Melina. Melina was wonderful -- a great combination of education and fun. She was very welcoming and made sure everybody was included in each part of the recipe. Highly recommended!
Written 14 July 2019
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thank you for sharing this review it was a pleasure meeting your family and cooking loukoumades (Greek donuts) with you all
Written 15 July 2019
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Bette T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
My sister and I had a cooking class with Melina and it was so much fun not to mention delicious. We started out walking to 3 different stores, a bakery, where they gave us samples, a grocery and a produce store. The produce in Greece that we sampled has so much flavor. Then we walked back and started learning. Melina's English is perfect and she had her own cooking show on TV. We made a delicious appetizer with avocado, a chicken dish with yummy lemon sauce, and a dessert with fresh orange. The food was so good but best of all, Melina's warm and friendly personality.
Written 8 June 2019
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dear traveler, many thanks for your reviews, much appreciated, thank you for your visit
Written 9 June 2019
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madelynemjay
Hollywood, FL100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I say surprise not that I was surprised I liked it. No, I didn’t even know I was going to do it!
My husband surprised me with a private cooking class because he knows how much I enjoy cooking and we both love Greek cuisine. We do, however, have personal restrictions so cooking with Melina was a perfect evening. She gave us a menu that we perfect for us and offered alternatives.
Melina was a very gracious hostess who was more like a distant cousin. She invited us into her home with open arms and a warm heart.
First we were given a little personal background. Being that my husband has Greek in his family, the conversation flowed as much as the food and drink.
Our menu included spinach and cheese patties, vegetarian stuffed vegetables and a semolina halva. The ingredients were fresh and organic with an eye on healthy versions. And delicious of course. I didn’t know there were three types of halva in Greece. Melina also served lemonade, cinnamon infused water and red and white wines made for generations by her friends family. Everything was planned with care.
And or course we helped cut and stir and learned some tricks along the way.
After everything was done, we sat down together to eat and discuss everything from politics and culture to gardening and traveling. The conversation flowed as did the time.
I would highly recommend this class as a taste of whAt Greek life should really be. Thank you Melina for making a wonderful memory and a new friend.
Written 11 May 2019
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many thanks for sharing time to write this lovely review, much appreciated thank you
Written 17 May 2019
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katieboettner
Maple Valley, WA32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We wanted to experience a cooking class while in Greece and we are so thankful we chose Melina’s!! The class was private, just Melina, me, and my husband in her large kitchen. Before the class, she gave us many choices for the starter, meal, and dessert, and descriptions of each so we could make our selections. Once we decided, we headed off to the bakery, the butcher, and the produce shop to gather our ingredients! She knows everyone in this village! Everyone was happy to see her and she introduced us to all of them.
We got back to her place to get started. She taught us SO much!! About the recipes, about the origins of ingredients or parts of the dishes, the cooking methods, it was so cool to learn.
The food was all very delicious, and we can’t wait to make it all for our friends when we return home. Unfortunately I only snapped a picture of the best part - dessert :)
When we were done with the class, she arranged our taxi ride back to our hotel in the city which was less than 10 Euro.
Every part of this experience was so worth it and we would highly recommend to anyone! It is so personal and she is so accommodating, friendly, funny, and inviting - truly special. Thank you Melina!!
Fun fact, the following day she was set to be on a live cooking show! She’s truly one of the best!
Written 8 October 2018
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many thanks for your time to share your kind review, it has been a pleasure meeting you many thanks Melina
Written 9 October 2018
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Amy O
Bournemouth, England27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
From the moment we stepped in to Melina’s kitchen we felt like we were at the house of an old friend! Melina has gone out of her way to plan a menu that did not involve meat, garlic, onion or wheat for me (FODMAP friendly!) with traditional home cooked Greek fish dishes. We had so much fun, the food was delicious and something we will definitely cook at home. I was also delighted to learn a new very healthy way of cooking fish - in fact everything we cooked was healthy and used no oil! Melina is such a friendly, interesting and welcoming person. Thanks so much for a great day, love Amy and Aisling!
Written 27 June 2018
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many thanks for your review glad you had a good time
Written 28 June 2018
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