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Sun seeking gourmands will have even more excuses to hit up the picturesque Greek Island of Santorini this summer, with the arrival of the spectacular dinner series, Andronis Gastronomy Festival, sponsored by S.Pellegrino.
From now, until September food lovers can take their pick of dinners from an exciting guest chef line-up, each cooking in one of three stunning sea view restaurants on the island, Lycabettus, Lauda and Throubi.
Chef Thanos Feskos kicked off the festivities this month, setting the culinary standard with his spectacular menu. Following in his footsteps will be nine other European chefs decorated with Michelin stars treating diners to magical evenings of creative cooking with unrivalled sea views.
Here's the line-up of dinners at this year's Andronis Gastronomy Festival. Be sure to book ahead, for what are sure to be sell out nights.
Andronis Gastronomy Festival Dinners
9-10 .07 .2018
GERT DE MANGELEER
@ Lauda Restauant
Gert de Mangeleer, the Belgian three-Michelin starred chef of the Hertog Jan restaurant brings a taste of Brugge, Belgium to the Greek island at this spectacular dinner hosted by Lauda restaurant in Oia vilage in July.
19-20 .07 .2018
Swedish-born Frederik Berselius will be crossing the ocean, taking leave of his two Michelin starred restaurant Aska in Brooklyn to cook for diners at the stunning cliffside terrace, Lycabettus restaurant. Despite living stateside his cooking style is still defined by his Nordic roots, childhood memories and Scandinavian flavors. Chef Berselius says: “I’m interested in foods you won’t see at most places, food that makes you think, that stimulates more than just your taste buds.”
04-05 .08 .2018
Restaurant Lycabettus will also host French chef Frederic Anton, this month as he showcases the simple, flavorful and sophisticated cooking that won him three Michelin stars at Le Pre Catelan in Paris.
12-13 .08 .2018
Paolo Casagrande, chef de cuisine at three-Michelin star restaurant Lasarte in Barcelona, will bring his exciting cuisine and technique with him, in what is sure to be one of the unforgettable dinners of the summer at Lycabettus.
18-19 .08 .2018
JACOB JAN BOERMA
Find out what made Austrian-born chef Jacob Jan Boerma one of the 50 best chefs of the world (Le Chef) as he showcases the food for which he has also been awarded three Michelin stars at Restaurant de Leest in the picturesque Lauda restaurant
22-23 .08. .2018
Spanish Bilbao-born and El Bulli trained, chef Garcia, will prove what earnt him a Michelin star on these special two evenings at Lycabettus restaurant.
27-28 .08 .2018
@ Lauda Restaurant
Emmanuel Renaut is the Chef and founder of Flocons de Sel, the legendary 3 Michelin Starred restaurant in Megève. Leaving his beloved Alps for some summer sun he'll re-invent the culinary traditions which have made him so popular for two evenings, on 27 and 28 August.
08 .09 .2018
@ Throubi Restauant
Jumping over from Bill & Coo in Mykonos is chef Fotinakis who developed his talents in the kitchen at various high profile restaurants in Athens, before developing a flair for the finest Greek nouvelle cuisine with a subtle French flair. This evening will be a great chance to try his home grown skills at the contemporary Throubi restaurant.
5-16 .09 .2018
@ Lauda restaurant
Spanish two-Michelin starred chef, Pere Planaguma, closes the dinner series with what is sure to be a bold and authentic menu to remember at Lauda restaurant from 5 to 16 September.