Athens Insider Summer 2021

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Pelagos: Chef Luca exerts his creative influence on Athens’ fine dining scene

Chef Luca Piscazzi’s witty, playful menu at Pelagos, Four Seasons Astir’s much-awaited seafood restaurant, is a Michelin shoe-in, Sudha Nair-Iliades predicts. With evocative culinary displays that tease and provoke your palate into new territory, the young Italian chef sets the creative tone that currently defines Athens’ smart dining sce...

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7 Super Food Festivals for Fall

Greeks will find just about any excuse to celebrate.  Especially in the fertile harvest months of Autumn when Nature’s bounty overflows and – life-affirming celebrations abound to honour the traditional delicacies that have shaped the local character and flavours of villages, towns and islands all over Greece. Experience the wonderful Gre...

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Quarantino: Chill, Bill

A heady mix of summer cocktails and Tarantino fan talk as A for Athens takes the show streetside, Jack Rabbit Slims-style, inspired by the legendary film maker’s indelible cast of characters at Quarantino. Expect Mr. Pink served with a lemongrass varnish, to generous helpings of Reservoir (Hot)Dogs slathered with coleslaw. And, of course,...

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Island hopping for epicurean delights

Beyond its cobblestoned alleyways and dovecotes, Greek islands are fast acquiring a reputation as gourmet destinations. Talented Athenian chefs have set up culinary ventures from fashionable Tinos to hippie Koufonissia – proof that innovative locavore cuisine is thriving. A review of five new island restaurants that promise meals to remem...

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Sun, Sea, Soil: How the elements conspire to make Santorini a moving feast for the senses

Come for its beauty, stay to savour its wines and fine produce. Its blue-domed churches and picture-perfect architecture feature in every holidayer’s idea of an escape. But what makes Santorini even more appealing is the sheer richness and diversity of its produce. Drenched by dazzling light in the day, caressed by the Aegean ...

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