A Mediterranean Cuisine, Greek food embodies a 4000-year-old culinary culture dating back to the ancient Greek civilization. Olive oil, wheat, and wine, complimented by meat and fish form the backbone of this cuisine.
The food of the Greeks spread far and wide through the centuries and is today appreciated by people across the globe. Let’s take a look at some of the best Greek restaurants in the world.
Thalassa Restaurant, New York
The receiver of a 3-star rating from Forbes and a 24 rating by Zagat, Tribeca’s famous Thalassa Restaurant offers fresh Seafood amongst everything Greek. The food is complemented by the extensively stocked wine cellar that offers an exquisite assortment of only the best.
Varoulko Seaside, Athens
Born to a ship-chef, Lefteris Lazarou’s restaurant is located in the Mikrolimano marina. Exotic sea view coupled with exquisite seafood make this an orgasmic gastric experience. Fried squid, steamed mussels, grilled red mullet fillets, and smoked eel constitute a menu to die for.
Estiatorion Jevssis, Berlin
Chefkoch Stavros has brought his Greek heritage to Berlin, to offer you the best Greek experience. He travels to his home several times a year and handpicks the ingredients and wines that make this place a food lover’s paradise. Majiritza, the traditional oyster soup, or Chora, Cretan dandelion salad in lemon and olive oil dill sauce, every dish is an artist’s masterpiece.
Maison Mavrommatis, Paris
The three Mavrommatis brothers founded this establishment in 1981, and since then continue to reap from their Cypriot roots and bring their patrons culinary perfumes of the Mediterranean. The wine list is a Sommelier’s dream, and the food a connoisseur’s fantasy.
Apostolos Trastelis founded the restaurant in 1996. A member of ‘Les Grandes Tables du Monde’, the restaurant has become a point of reference in Greece. The menu changes with seasons, serving its patrons food cooked with only the freshest of ingredients available locally. Their signature dishes include Langoustine, composed of Petrossian Daurenki caviar, lemon, gentian, grapefruit and celery; crab cooked in turnip, acacia honey, tarragon and passion fruit; creamy and crunchy Alpaco chocolate from Ecuador, that has a unique blend of soft caramel, cinnamon, pistachio ice cream, and salted peanuts.
Sofi, Los Angeles
Tucked away in a cosy garden patio, Sofi is a family owned restaurant that has been around the block for 35 years now. Open solely for dining, in addition to a full service dine in, the establishment also offers take-out, to-go, and delivery. Private dining service and catering are also offered. They host live musicians every weekend, so prior reservations are recommended.
As Greek as it Gets, London
Authentic Greek cuisine and a bountiful Mediterranean ambience, ‘As Greek as it Gets’ embodies the true perfume of the allies of Greece. This is a 2-level restaurant located in Earl’s Court and boasts of chic chandeliers and contemporary photography. You can order Pan fried kefalotyri, or prawns and mussels with tomato sauce, feta, and ouzo.
Experience this ancient food that comes from a rich civilisation. Fish, olive oil, and wine come together to create a purely blissful experience.