A beautiful seafood menu with fruits of the Mediterranean Sea, packed with Greek flavours, is introducing chef Tassos Albanis’s delicate culinary touch at the Island of the Winds.

At cosmopolitan Mykonos the triptych of sun, sea and exquisite cuisine is a summer fact. A recent visit at Celebrity Restaurant at Myconian Imperial Resort, Elia beach confirmed that once more. Fine dining creations, a table in front of the endless blue and a wine list full of lovely wines, may form the menu of your summer dreams. At least mine…

This season, the chef has created together with sous chef Thomas Kontouris a beautiful menu which creatively combines impeccable grilling, fine textures and delicious umami packed courses.

My dinner started with scallops sautéed in seaweed butter and crispy kale. Extraordinary flavor and perfect texture, a little bit crusty on top and tender inside, ideally seasoned. The epitome of the Greek summer followed up. Taramossalata – fish roe salad, with two garnishes: The first one with anchovy marinated in olive oil, vinegar and chives and the second one with cured fish roe zest and crispy carob biscuit. The white taramossalata was salty and acidic as much as needed to be well balanced.

The next course was probably one of the top three dishes I have tasted this year. Shi drum fillet with handmade orzo, green apple, lemon, vanilla butter, crab apple air and enoki mushroom. The fillet was amazingly juicy, with crispy skin, salted properly to the last fleur de sel crystal.

The orzo was clearly handmade and was deliciously delivering all the love of its maker, who had spent hours making it. The toad fish fillet, lobster consomme from Tinos, agnolotti with lobster filling, tarragon based herbs and lobster confit which followed up was a taste explosion. The desserts were also at the same level high level.

What I really admired in this year’s menu was simplicity. Chef Tassos Albanis and his team, cook up a gastronomic feast by presenting a not so complex menu. Of course it’ s exactly what you want to enjoy during your holidays and at the ideal location.

Celebrity Restaurant, Myconian Imperial Resort, Elia beach, Mykonos, tel: 2289-079500.

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