Athens, Greece, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Few experiences are as quintessentially Greek as enjoying a languorous meal to the gentle roar of the ocean while savouring precious memories with family and friends. Pelagos, the waterfront restaurant of Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, mirrors those very qualities that make hospitality a byword in Greece: simplicity, generosity and an appreciation for fresh produce, gently cooked, redolent of tradition.
It is only natural that in a setting where the line between sea and sky looks like it’s been blended with a painter’s thumb, that the bounties of the ocean are celebrated in all their versatility.
At Pelagos, Greek for “ocean,” even before menus are consulted, guests are treated to a kalosorisma or a welcome bite – a teaser for what is to follow. From the briny goodness of sea urchins to the subtle flavours of fresh mussels cooked in Santorini’s famed Assyrtiko wine and the wholesomeness of a hearty kakavia soup, the menu at Pelagos is unpretentious yet sophisticated. The accent is on fresh fish and produce, and each artisanal farmer, fisherman and wine producer is hand-picked for the passion and commitment to their craft. As any food lover will testify, the finesse in presenting a seemingly simple dish lies as much on the quality of the ingredients as on the mastery of cooking techniques, executed with precision. At Pelagos, the robata grill holds centre stage, so expect a chat with the chef to turn into an impromptu master class and to cull a culinary secret or two in the bargain.
The Greek immersive experience continues right through to dessert with Greek coffee prepared tableside on a hovoli, and even “spoon sweets” – fruits preserved in syrup, served the traditional way, on a spoon, with cold water.
The décor reflects the philosophy of the cuisine – of quiet, homey elegance. Designer Martin Brudnizki’s Scandinavian sensibilities come through, balancing tradition and modernity in a super-layered yet pulled-back style, creating something that feels familiar and welcoming.
Just a 30-minute drive from Athens city centre, Pelagos, surrounded by an extravagance of water, cloud and blue-tinged air, transports one to island mode in a matter of minutes.
The music is a cross between sounds from the Café Noir era, soft jazz music, and Greek folk remixes from the 40s, 50s and 60s, a throwback to an era when the property was a stomping ground for the international glamour set. On Sundays, in keeping with its undeniably Greek character, the vibe changes with a live band playing traditional upbeat remixes, so get ready for some sing-alongs and impromptu dancing.
For reservations, contact +30 210 8901190.
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Source: Four Seasons Hotels & Resort