In Homer’s ancient Greece, bees were the messengers of the gods as they sat upon Mount Olympus eating nectar and drinking ambrosia, wine made from honey. The drink was reserved only for the gods, and symbolically depicted in legends over and over - like when Heracles was famously finally allowed to rejoin his family as an immortal, and Athena marked the rite of passage by plying him with ambrosia. It’s easy to imagine the ancient Greek gods subsisting only on honey, as bees flitted around them, passing messages from Aphrodite to Ares and drinking nectar from the thyme flowers growing on the slopes of Mount Olympus.
The Naughty Greek’s use of Greek thyme honey stays true not only to our heritage, but to our commitment to authentic and nutritious food, since the correlation between longevity and honey is no myth. Honey is an antiseptic, and also packed with antioxidants that help combat high blood pressure, cancer, heart attacks, and strokes.Beyond that, it also does taste truly divine - thyme honey is rare and precious, and has one of the most delicious, aromatic flavors you will ever experience.
So: where can you find this heavenly stuff on our menu? Obvious choices include our Greek yogurt or baked Greek feta, both of which are served drizzled in honey. You can also find honey in the syrups used to drench our Call Me Fluffy Loukomades, and our Yia Yia’s orange filo cake. In other words, you can find the nectar of the gods right here at the Naughty Greek.
- Jessie Lee-Bauder