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Punin Group Visionary Hosts Brunch in Nicosia

The Punin Group, led by visionary Dmitry Punin, has significantly influenced Cyprus’s economic and cultural landscape with projects ranging from smart city developments to highend culinary and entertainment venues in Nicosia and Limassol. Through a recent media brunch, Punin shared his commitment to enhancing the quality of life for Cyprus residents and setting new standards of excellence in various industries.

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Koumis turns attention to food and drink

Deputy Minister Kostas Koumis is focused on elevating Cyprus’s culinary and wine heritage by collaborating with industry leaders, enhancing training programs, and implementing robust promotional strategies such as expanding the ‘Cyprus Breakfast’ initiative and enriching the ‘Wine Routes’ to attract more visitors and boost global recognition. With meetings involving key associations like the Cyprus Chefs and Winegrowers, Koumis aims to showcase Cypriot cuisine and wines on an international stage, emphasizing the crucial significance of these sectors as a priority pillar of the deputy ministry.

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Essential Goods Experience Significant Price Fluctuations in June

In June 2024, essential goods experienced notable price fluctuations, with 28 out of 45 basic product groups seeing price increases due to rising fuel costs, food inflation rates, and other factors. To stabilize prices and curb inflation, policies like zero VAT rates were implemented, with 16 categories noting price decreases to counteract the overall trend of rising prices.

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Guest Recipes with Serene Tharian

Serene Tharian’s Coconut Mango Chickpea Curry is a vibrant dish that brings the flavors of Kerala to Cyprus, blending sweet mango with spicy curry for a culinary journey like no other. Follow her recipe with sautéed onions, aromatic spices, and creamy coconut milk to create a perfect balance of flavors for a memorable dining experience.

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Restaurant review: Kourides, Paphos

Experience the heart of Cypriot cuisine at Kourides in Paphos, where traditional dishes like Moussaka and Lamb Tavas are served daily from €7, promising an authentic taste of Cyprus. Discover a hidden gem amidst the bustling streets, offering a charming atmosphere and exquisite meals that capture the essence of local dining traditions.

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Halloumi Cheese Controversy: Small Producers at Risk

President Nikos Christodoulides and Agriculture Minister Maria Panayiotou have acknowledged the concerns raised by smallscale halloumi producers and have promised to address the issue. They have agreed to engage in discussions with the cheesemakers to find a solution that balances the protection of halloumi’s PDO status with the sustainability of small producers, offering hope for a positive outcome in the near future.

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Le Frenchie by PUNIN awarded Wine Spectator 2024 Award of Excellence

Le Frenchie by PUNIN has been honored with the Wine Spectator 2024 Award of Excellence, highlighting their exceptional wine list and commitment to French dining in Limassol’s old town. This prestigious accolade celebrates the renowned restaurant’s extensive selection of worldclass wines paired with innovative French cuisine, solidifying its reputation as a top dining destination.

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Celebrating the European Recognition of Cypriot Tertziellouthkia

The European recognition of Cypriot Tertziellouthkia as a protected geographical indication (PGI) honors its cultural significance and preserves its traditional crafting methods. This designation ensures the pasta’s unique characteristics and Cypriot origins are celebrated in cultural ceremonies and modern cuisine, safeguarding its heritage for future generations.

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