Athens insider 140 / Autumn 2018

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Food & Drink

The Kitchen Anarchist

La Pantera Negra screams rebellion. And defies definition. Everything from the bold neon sign that shrieks «I do not give a f*&k» to the explosion of flavours that Chef Dimitris Katrivesis’ itinerant cuisine provokes, La Pantera Negra is an original, animated addition to the Athenian foodscape. With an almost guerilla like...

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Sweet Longings

His lemon pie has made him a star in France (and was rated second at the 2007 Palmarès). Arnaud Larher was crowned the official “patissier” of Grande Bretagne earlier this year, and visits the capital once a week to weave his memorable magic. What is it that make your pastries so famous around the world? To explain, I will take...

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5 Hotspots for Downtown Dining

Pamper your tastebuds at these downtown dining hotspots that are anything but ordinary…   Nolan At Nolan, Chef Sotiris Kontizas masterfully blends shades of Japan, Vietnam, Korea and China with indigenous Greek touches like an in-demand Hollywood make-up artist. Five years ago, this kind of exciting Asian-Greek culinary...

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Pancake Paradise in Athens!

Seriously cold weather calls for serious comfort food. Amanda Dardanis visits Greece’s first high temple to pancakes to see how it stacks up. Pancakes. As a foreigner living in Greece, they used to be one of those things you just had to make your peace with waving goodbye to (along with bagels, English-style muffins and IKEA b...

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The Wine Whisperer of Nemea

Hellenic history and art tells us that wine was a fundamental cultural pillar of Ancient Greece. But many fine varieties have been lost to the ages. Amanda Dardanis meets Kostas Bakasietas, the man who is raising extinct Greek varieties from the Dead. Greeks, it is said, were the first to produce wine. Certainly, we gave th...

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Summer in a Bottle

Eleni Kefalopoulou raises a glass to Greece’s indigenous whites. The glorious Greek summer is here! A beautiful orange sun warming my back in Byzantine Monemvasia, a walk through Lefkes in Paros, the dry salty wind mixing with the aroma of indigenous flowers, a plunge into the tropical waters of Halkidiki, a coffee in the shad...

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