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Food’ s sex appeal is embodied in our signature aphrodisiac menu. The earthy, sexy ambience of the Greek sunset makes the perfect back-drop to tease your senses… Imagine amorous sparks flying through the air based on the food served. If you believe in magic and historical tales of aphrodisiacs, enchant and captivate that special someone in your life with foods that stir the imagination and fan the flames of desire.

Aphrodisiac – ORIGIN early 18th cent.: from Greek aphrodisiakos, from aphrodisios, from Aphroditē

Aphrodite, the gracious Greek goddess of love and beauty, from whose name the word aphrodisiac is derived. Aphrodisiacs have been in use for thousands of years to arouse sexual desire and enhance virility and performance. The ancient Greeks commonly used aphrodisiacs and often resorted to magic potions and prayers to Aphrodite to attract and keep lovers. Aphrodisiacs come in several forms including perfumes, herbs, oils, pills, elixirs and certain foods. Aphrodisiac foods were usually chosen for their symbolic representation of tastes, aromas, and shapes associated with sex and sexuality or their ability to stimulate the physical or physiological being.

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The Welcome:WILD ONIONS Ancient Greeks believed that certain bitter edible bulbs stimulated passion.

OLIVES have been a staple in the Greek diet since ancient times, and were also used as aphrodisiacs. Green olives are used to increase men’s virility.OLIVE OIL Newlyweds in the south of Crete ate bread soaked in the first olive oil of the year, an elixir that was believed to stimulate sexual performance and increase fertility.The following folkloric saying is still heard in the olive oil producing regions: “Use olive oil and come at night”.

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The Invitation: TRUFFLE OIL Truffles have been a rare and expensive delicacy since the Babylonians, but they were not thought to enhance sexual desire until the ancient Greeks placed them very high on their list of potent aphrodisiacs.The effect is in the nose, so to speak. The Foreplay: PESTO is made of pine nuts, basil, garlic and Parmigiano cheese. PINE NUTS Prized for their ability to aid in both male and female potency. Zinc is the magic mineral that is highly concentrated in these delicious nuts used to stimulate libido as far back as the middle ages. BASIL Not only adds flavor & taste to the meal, but also has many beneficial effects on the human body. It stimulates blood flow and relieves fatigue.The fantastic aroma awakens the senses thus giving it an aphrodisiac effect. Used as a terrific fertility enhancer. GARLIC From the most ancient of times, garlic was believed to have magical and therapeutic properties and was also considered an aphrodisiac. In the times of Homer, Greeks ate garlic daily – with bread, as a condiment or added to salads. The Desire: PRAWNS High in iodine,which is needed by the thyroid gland that regulates energy, including sex drive.GINGER Apart form the fact that it adds flavour to food, it also stimulates the circulatory system, enabling an increase in sexual prowess. PINEAPPLE improves libido. The Pleasure: ARTICHOKES, this sex vitamin, were believed to be aphrodisiacs that also ensured the birth of sons. ASPARAGUS The sensuous phallic shape of asparagus is probably why this vegetable was elevated into the realm of food aphrodisiacs. An English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman”. The Passion: HONEY, the Nectar of Aphrodite. Hippocrates prescribed honey as a medicinal aphrodisiac to improve sexual vigor. Royal Jelly is only fed to the bee larva that will become queens. The word is an integral part of honeymoons. It is still traditional to present newlyweds with honey to help them enjoy their first sexual encounters and to procreate a child! ALMONDS Throughout antiquity, almonds were regarded as fertility symbols. The aroma of almond supposedly arouses passion in females. STRAWBERRIES, a strong visual stimulant makes it one of the most erotic fruits on the planet. Coffee, Tea or Me? CAFFEINE improves blood flow to sexual organs and boosts energy levels needed for sexual performance. MINT It is reported thatAristotle advisedAlexander the Great not to allow his soldiers to drink mint tea during campaigns because he believed it to be an aphrodisiac.

…On Fire Chili Peppers make the face flush, the heart pump, the pores sweat & blood flows towards the genitals.Emerging Aphrodite: In Greek mythologyAphrodite was born from the foam of the sea (the word “aphros” in Greek means foam). She was a gift from the sea god and was carried to shore on a scallop shell ANISEED The ancient Greeks sucked on anise seeds to increase sexual desire. The Desire: PRAWNS High in iodine,which is needed by the thyroid gland that regulates energy, including sex drive.GINGER Apart from the fact that it adds flavour to food, it also stimulates the circulatory system, enabling an increase in sexual prowess. PINEAPPLE improves libido. The Libido Booster: King crab, the king of the aphrodisiacs. Sea urchin caviar considered the top aphrodisiac. Flirting… TRUFFLE OIL: Truffles have been a rare and expensive delicacy since the Babylonians, but they were not thought to enhance sexual desire until the ancient Greeks placed them very high on their list of potent aphrodisiacs. The effect is in the nose, so to speak. Carrots have strong fibrous ingredients that supercharge the body & lead to a feeling of strong sexual desire. Leeks were considered to have aphrodisiac properties in ancient Greece. Sweet temptation Chocolate Pure chocolate, the king of natural aphrodisiacs, contains a host of compounds including the psyochoactive feel good chemical, PEA and the ”love chemical”. PEA is said to help induce feelings of excitement, attraction and euphoria. Cacao also contains a key component known to promote a sense of well-being and relaxation. Coffee, Tea or Me? Caffeine improves blood flow to sexual organs and boosts energy levels needed for sexual performance. Jasmine The delicate scent of jasmine exudes an unique erotic fruity-floral fragrance. Its essential oil has been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac in the art of seduction.

The Wine: GRAPES figured prominently in the sensual rites of Greek Dionysian cults, during which copious amounts of wine was imbibed, loosening inhibitions and enhancing attraction.

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