Definition funny of Taverna:

urbanA traveler to Greece soon discovers eight types of eateries; The most essential contemporary distinction deals with the type of food and drink being served, vis-a-vis the primary reason for visiting there in the first place. 1. Restaurants (Estiatoria), (They serve a very wide variety of precooked food & casseroles. The food is displayed in long cases and customers can mix and match) 2. Tavernas (They have an exceptionally limited menu with most of its food comprised of fresh meat, poultry, and fish, cooked to order upon a customer’s request) 3. Clubs (Places usually frequented by youth enjoying contemporary European House-Techno Music while socializing and sipping Frappes (Iced Nescafe coffee with Milk) 4. Bouzoukia (Very similar to Tavernas – in terms of food and menus - ) but also ready to provide live entertainment, belly dancers, and traditional plate-breaking. 5. Ouzeris (Greeks may go there, late at night to enjoy some ouzo, or wine, with traditional ourderves, and samplers.) 6. Zacharoplastia (Pastry shops specifically catering to people out for the ultimate pleasure of the most exotic and deliciously aroma-filled cookies and pastries.) 7. Kafenia (Places usually frequented by men enjoying a game of backgammon while drinking coffee, or ouzo with tid-bits of Octapus, olives, feta-cheese. Now days, Kafenia are contemporarily furnished gathering places where people sit to relax, socialize and sip Frappes in the peaceful ambiance of the Greek Ports, sidewalks, Greek squares, and Streets. Please note that American-Type Bars, are neither known, nor in existence in Greece, since the Greeks will not drink just for the sake of drinking ! They view drinking as part of a social or family ritual incorporating fun, food, celebration, and bonding, over music and dance. 8. Tavernas are the common folk eateries, and the gathering places for families who may wish to have some fresh food over a glass of wine, and celebrate each other. To that extent, Tavernas, have traditionally been laid-back places where guests are not only accustomed to long waits for their food, what more; they might feel insulted, rushed, and unwelcome if the service was too fast, or too efficient. The word ‘Taverna’ derives from the Latin taberna and the Greek taverna, whose original meaning was a shed or workshop. The distinction of a tavern from an inn, bar or pub, varies by location, in some places being identical and in others being distinguished by traditions or by legal license. Gathering in a tavern to eat and drink is a longstanding social tradition dating at least to Sumer (3500 BC); in Sumer the tavern keeper was traditionally a woman but in other places and times women could be completely excluded from tavern culture.

urbanName of an Eatery : Taverna Opa. A Greek that is constantly inebriated : "He lives in a Taverna" Let's go to a Taverna !


Songs about Taverna:

songsMinor Key Song from the Taverna by Stratos Pagioumtzis from the Album Bed of Pain: Rembetika 1930-55

songsAbertura da Taverna by Michales Loukovikas Amélia Muge from the Album Periplus: Deambulações Luso-Gregas

songsAi Jaumet (Vals De Taverna) by Els Cosins Del Sac from the Album L'Estrafolari

songsAt Linardos' Tavern (Stou Linardou Tin Taverna) by Stellakis Perpiniadis from the Album Songs of the Cafe Aman

songsBalada (De Camins Smorts) (1989) (Taverna-Bech) by Jordi Vilaprinyó from the Album Copland Presenta

songsBalada (Taverna-Bech) by Jordi Vilaprinyó Del Perugia from the Album Copland Presenta

songsBallo Della Taverna - Canario by Aulòs Consort from the Album Gnich Gnach E Altri Balli Strumentali Italiani (Da Un Manoscritto Anonimo Del XVII Sec.)


Books about Taverna:

booksTaverna: The Best of Casual Mediterranean Cooking (Casual Cuisines of the World) by Sunset Books and Joyce Goldstein (Sep 1996)

booksLa taverna del cervo (la stanza della palingenesi) (Italian Edition) by Vincenzo Pagano (May 6, 2013)

booksThe Summer of My Greek Taverna: A Memoir by Tom Stone (Jun 25, 2002)

booksLa taverna dell'impossibile (Italian Edition) by Matteo Caffettani (Dec 22, 2013)

booksLa taverna sul fiume (Italian Edition) by Edgar Wallace (Jan 8, 2013)

booksTaverna del porto (Italian Edition) by Alessandro Pellino (Nov 16, 2013)

booksTaverna della catena (Italian Edition) by Alessandro Pellino (Nov 17, 2013)


Movies about Taverna:

moviesla taverna delle stelle dvd Italian Import G - Starring: katherine hepburn and harpo marx Directed by: frank borzage

moviesLa Taverna Della Giamaica 2009 G - Runtime: 1 hr 38 mins Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, et al. Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

moviesLa Taverna Dei Sette Peccati 2009 G - Runtime: 1 hr 22 mins Starring: John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, et al. Directed by: Tay Garnett

moviesJamaica Inn - La Taverna Della Giamaica - IMPORT 2012 G - Runtime: 1 hr 38 mins Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, et al. Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

moviesLa Taverna Delle Stelle 2009 G - Runtime: 2 hrs 12 mins Starring: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Mary Pickford, et al. Directed by: Frank Borzage

moviesSeven Sinners, a Pecadora, Siete Pecadores, La Maison Des 7 Péchés, Café of the Seven Sinners, La Taverna Dei... 2014 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 27 mins Starring: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, et al. Directed by: Tay Garnett

moviesla taverna dell'allegria dvd Italian Import G - Starring: fred astaire and bing crosby Directed by: mark sandrich


Wiki information Taverna:


A taverna is a small restaurant serving Greek cuisine, not to be confused with "tavern". The Greek word is ταβέρνα and is originally derived from the Latin word taberna. As Greeks have migrated elsewhere, tavernes have spread throughout the world,...

Taverna, Calabria
City/Town/Village, Dated location, Statistical region, Location

Taverna is a comune and town in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of Italy. It is located at the feet of the Sila mountain range.