Locals are fiercely proud of their culinary culture (especially Venetian) so the gastronomic journey enjoying the local products and traditional dishes is definitely one of the top things to do in Corfu.
Firstly, in the inland village of Doukades, Elizabeth’s taverna dishes out heart-warming local fare such as sofrito (pan-fried beef in a parley and garlic sauce, sautéed with wine).
In Corfu town, elegant Rex on central Kapodistriou St has been honouring home-style pastitsada (beef or rooster casserole with pasta) and other classic Corfiot recipes since 1932.
Klimataria taverna, in Benitses, is known for its succulent bianco, a fish-based dish, and other specialities.
Karydis taverna in Boukari, a fishing village in the south of the island, draws slipper lobster devotees.
Iliovasilema taverna in Paramonas in southwest Corfu serves a delectably spicy bourdeto with scorpion fish.
In Agios Georgios Pagon, the taverna Fishermen serves superb fish and seafood meze accompanied by wild greens.
Taverna Agni, a family-run beachside taverna at Agni Bay on the northeastern coast. Grills the catch of the day to perfection.
For simple, quality dishes, Karydia in Dassia is a cosy taverna with a dedicated clientele.
In Corfu town, foodies can sample creative Greek cuisine crafted with local ingredients at Pomo d’ Oro on Skaramaga Square and Salto Wine Bar Bistro at the old port, while The Venetian Well in Campiello is infinitely romantic.
Vido Island restaurant, situated on an islet 15 minutes by boat from Dassia, offers a unique seaside dining experience.
In the Old Town, pop into the old school Papagiorgis patisserie for divine pistachio ice cream whipped up in-house.
Wine connoisseurs should plan a visit to Ambelonas Estate to sample Corfiot wine produced with the skopelitiko and kakotrigis varietals, as well as inspect the on-site olive oil and wine museum.
Finally enjoy the gastronomic journey in Corfu.
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