It’s everything you’ve come to expect of Beefbar, and those who have been to its outposts all over the world will confirm, it’s the right balance of flashy and laid-back, making it the perfect place for a hedonistic, meaty getaway. Expect sleek service, fine dining street food with international influences, designer plateware with a cheek...
Unbeatable waterfront views, inviting décor, and refined Mediterranean cuisine redolent with the promise of a carefree summer – Del Posto, the new Italian outpost in Vouliagmeni Bay is a welcome addition to coastal dining.
With Vouliagmeni’s famed turquoise bay for a backdrop, to the sight of young sailing enthusiasts learning t...
When his award-winning restaurant Pied à Terre in London's tony Fitzrovia neighbourhood closed temporarily for the lockdown, Michelin chef Asimakis Chaniotis has been in Athens with his family and has been tantalising his legion of Instagram followers with his ostensibly easy, masterfully-crafted dishes. He speaks to Elena Panayides on ex...
Chef Christofors Peskias creates a delightfully fresh soup to usher in the summer.
Ingredients: (4 servings)
1 large hothouse cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 cups honeydew pieces, peeled, seeded and cubed
8 oz. (227 gr.) Greek strained yoghurt
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Salt and ...
Koukoumi, the Greek term for hygge or cocooned living, offers an alternative tourist option with a menu to match as it launches Mykonos’ first vegan hotel. A departure perhaps for meat-obsessed Greeks but a welcome option for millennials seeking a cruelty-free holiday.
For trend-setting Mykonos, it was only a question of time...
Now that we've all taken to testing our culinary skills, Christina Vlahouli urges us to try out easy-to-make Greek comfort food. Her courgettes with minced meat recipe captures the wholesomeness of home-cooking as few dishes do.
6-8 medium round courgettes
1 kilo ground beef
2 tablespoon olive oil + a little ...
Konstantinos Votsalas suggests a three-ingredient, low-carb, fresh and light salad to usher in the end of lockdown.
Ingredients: (1 serving)
2 tomatoes, peeled
1 oz. (90 gr.) formaela cheese, cut into 3 slices
2 tbsp. extra-virgin Greek olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
A few small sprigs o...
“Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what’s for lunch.” Orson Welles’ cheeky quote was the inspiration for Vassilenas restaurant, celebrating its centennial anniversary this year, as they decided to open their kitchens by cooking for the most vulnerable section of Athenian society, the homeless, during the quarantine period.
With most restaurants closed, celebrated Greek gastronomy chefs are taking to the kitchen to prepare meals for frontline medical workers. Elena Panayides reports on how these gourmet meals, served with a generous side portion of TLC (tender loving care) are reminders of our connectivity, even in isolation.
A timely promotional tool for Greece, The Trip To Greece promises plenty of mouth-watering Mediterranean meals – with a side helping of ancient ruins and stunning seascapes. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite to follow in Odysseus’ footsteps in director Michael Winterbottom’s culinary and comedic travelogue series, The Trip to Greece.
You want the trappings of Easter minus the long hours slaving over a barbecue? Athens Insider has the answer to your Easter prayers for a festive Paschal meal, delivered to your doorstep.
Lots of wine, an orgy of succulent spit-roast lamb and kokoretsi, an egg-cracking competition and much merriment – a lot of reasons why we l...
Acclaimed chef, cookbook author, TV host and passionate culinary ambassador Diane Kochilas dons her apron to create Easter delicious recipes and an Easter menu.
Cretan Braised Lamb & Greens with Egg-Lemon Sauce - Arni Fricasse
This dish is made all over Greece, but this particular version, the original of which calls for a ...