Local Faces Interviews

We will be bringing you insight and interview with some of the interesting characters that make eating out around Cyprus such a wonderful and diverse experience : from fine dining chefs, restaurant managers, sommeliers, wine makers, tavern kings & queens.

Petros Mavros (Lengo Taverna)
I first met Petros on a chilly winter evening shortly after he opened Lengo Taverna, and now we're hiding from the midday August sun, trying not to dehydrate as the humidity jumps through the 80s! Having been a satisfied customer…
William Ginn (Aphrodites Rock Brewery)
Finally, after a number sociable visits to Tsada to sample paddles of Ales with guests and friends, I am sitting in the heat of the July sun with the director of the first brewery to open in the west of…
Ioannis Giakoumidis (Columbia Resort)
I am on the edge of Pissouri Bay at the beautiful Colombia Resort, sitting with Ioannis Giakoumidis, the top man responsible for all things food in the resort hotel, as well as the Bacchus restaurant. Getting into the swing of…
Marios Karayiannis (Minthis Hills)
On a sunny January '14 afternoon, up in the lush green plateau above Paphos town, I`m at Minthis Hills Golf Resort, just outside Tsada village. I`m spending my time chatting with Marios Karayiannis, the executive chef of the Minthis Hills…
Georgios Kassianos (Annabelle Hotel)
It's late-December 2013, we're in the middle of a 'cold snap', so i find myself deep in the Annabelle Hotel (Kato Paphos) with manager Georgios Kassianos. We are talking about what Cyprus wine, what is happening today and into the…
Mary Anglberger (Mary's Dinner Club)
It's early-December 2013, the weather is starting to turn (there are 3 clouds in the sky) and i`m sitting in an apartment in downtown Limassolanother beautiful clear with Mary Anglberger (Marys Dinner Club). We are talking about what is a…
Rob Shipman (Thanos Hotels)
It's mid-November 2013, another beautiful clear sunny afternoon and I`m sitting just off the coastal path in Kato Paphos with Rob Shipman (Executive Chef at the Almyra & Annabelle Hotels in Paphos). We talking about what how he came to…
John Kouphou (Elea Estate)
During a clear sunny morning in late October 2013, I spent a half-hour chatting with John Kouphou (Executive Chef at the Elea Estate in Paphos) about what he gets up to in the kitchen, where he goes shopping, what inspired…