Nikki Rose Presentation at the Embassy of Greece in Washington DC, October 20, 6 :30 - 10:30 pm Crete: The Roots of the Mediterranean Diet enjoying

the benefits of one of the worldâ s healthiest cuisines wherever you live

Presentation by Chef-Author Nikki Rose Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6:30 - 10:30 pm

The Embassy of Greece 2217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 6:30 - 8:00 pm

immediately following the lecture

Ancient Flavors - Modern Palates Meze Celebrating the Flavors of Crete Mourayo Restaurant 1732 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 8:30 - 10:30 pm

Join us for an intriguing glimpse into Creteâ s culinary heritage. Enjoy a fantastic meze featuring dishes celebrating the flavors of Crete.

Nikki Rose, a Greek American Professional Chef-Instructor and Writer, has been h osting teachers, students and journalists in Crete for 14 years through her proj ect Creteâ s Culinary Sanctuaries (CCS). Her focus celebrates and helps protect Creteâ ultural and culinary heritage. The concepts of the Mediterranean Diet originated in Crete. Chef Rose, with her CCS initiatives, demonstrates that Cretan cuisine is not just a diet, but is a way of life that has much to offer our on-going pu rsuit of healthy and sustainable approaches to eating. In this concise book, Ros e shares strategies for applying the celebrated concepts of Cretan cuisine where ver you live. The book includes recipes with gorgeous photos of culinary treasur es amid the magnificent landscape of the isle of Crete.

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Rose has received numerous awards from National Geographic, the United Nations a nd many other organizations for her success in creating sustainable travel/commu nity-based tourism and culinary projects that bring focus to the expanding inqui ry into sustainability. Her book will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit on going CCS initiatives. Chapter preview: www.cookingincrete.com

Space is limited. Advance reservations are required. Please make reservations se parately for each event.

1. To RSVP for the free lecture, email the Embassy of Greece: rsvpculture@greeke mbassy.org

2. To reserve dinner, contact Mourayo. Meze is $45 per person, including one gla ss of wine, tax and gratuity. Advance payment is required. www.mourayous.com.

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