What you'll do
We will meet at Fine Mess Smokehouse, and we will start off by ordering aperitivos and some bar food to break the ice and make introductions. After we get to know each other a little, we will spend some time (about half an hour) getting to know barbecue and smoking: we will discuss its origins and history, national and regional cultural variations, local styles. Following that, we will grab our drinks and make our way downstairs to the Fine Mess' kitchen, in a specially designed lounge area. We will get acquainted with the offset barbecue smokers. Then, we will light our fire, prepare the food that we will be smoking and.. proceed to actually smoking it! You will have hands-on expeirience operating the barbecue and smoking specific foods that we will have agreed upon beforehand. During the smoking process, we will continue our discussion on smoking techniques (up to 45 minutes). Lastly, we will move back up to the seating area, where you will be able to enjoy your perfect dinner, with the food you have just smoked yourselves, alongside any other dishes you wish to order from the Fine Mess menu.
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I'm co-founder and pitmaster of Fine Mess Smokehouse, Athens' authentic low and slow barbecue restaurant - and an avid traveller! I have lived abroad and travelled in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In 2015 I travelled across thirty-nine States in the USA, on a six-week, 21k kilometer long culinary road trip to discover and experience American culture & cuisine. During that time, I became fascinated with the art of barbecue and low & slow cooking with smoke. I built my own offset barbecue smokers, and spent the coming years experimenting and perfecting my craft. I started in the hospitality industry in 2011 when I founded Kokkini Svoura bistro & cocktail bar - nowadays, I spend my time in the kitchen at Fine Mess, smoking amazing meat, as well as fish, unusual cheeses and many other foods, and perfecting the art of barbecue & smoke!
Guests will be offered a selection of bar food from the Fine Mess Bar Menu to accompany their drinks
Each guest will be offered his/her choice of Aperitivo, Beer, Wine, Soft drink, Coffee or Juice from the Fine Mess Bar Menu
All barbecue and smoking equipment will be provided. Food items to be smoked will be agreed upon beforehand and provided as…
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Where you'll be
The workshop will be held in Fine Mess Smokehouse, and specifically the Fine Mess kitchen, which features the only authentic offset barbecue smokers operating in Athens! Discussions will be held in the specialy designed lounge in the kitchen area, and dinner will be served in the restaurant's seating area.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Tree nut allergy
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Guests must note that the cost of the dinner is not included in the price of admission for this experience, and varies according to the guest's actual order.
Smoke your own Barbecue in Athens