More than 200 US food service, supermarket and hospitality professionals were treated to samples of Greek olive oil from the Peloponnese, Crete and Lesvos along with Grecian wines and delicacies in a tourism development-funded ministry event held at the Greek embassy here last week.
The event was held within the framework of a promotion of Greek cuisine and products in the United States, in cooperation with importers of Greek olive oil to the country.
Guests were also given information about the quality of olive oil produced in Greece and the value of the so-called “Mediterranean Diet”.
The olive oil sampling was the second most prominent event for the promotion of Greek products organised by the embassy in Washington after a wine tasting evening held last January.
Greece’s ambassador to the United States, Alexandros Mallias, added that he hoped US consumers will recognise the high quality and health benefits that has been offered by Greece’s incomparable olive oil for the past 4,000 years.
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