From June to September, food lovers and self-proclaimed gourmands will be flocking to the sun-soaked islands of Santorini for the exclusive Andronis Gastronomy Festival. Guests will experience sublime dining brought to you by Michelin starred chefs in three seaside locations across three months. With almost four annual festivals under their belt, this is a foodies delight.

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The Restaurants:

Surround yourself in blue at what is possibly the most famous terrace dining in the world. Lycabettus Restaurant will have you dining on the edge of a cliff… literally. With the classic Santorini blue skies above and blue ocean below, you almost wont know where to look… that is, of course, until the food arrives.

Lauda Restaurant is one of the foremost private restaurants in Santorini. Paying homage to traditional cuisine, the restaurant only sources exceptional local ingredients. With a strong devotion to the island, the volcanic soil, native grapes, the aromas, colours and flavours of beautiful Santorini offer an authentic dining experience.

A gastronomic experience at sunset. That is what you will find at Throubi Restaurant. Aiming to provide an exciting, relaxing dining experience to its guests, each plate of food served is a work of art. An exceptional dining experience involves two important aspects: passionate team and thrilling cuisine… and the spectacular volcanic views make it all the better.

The Chefs:

Paolo Casagrande is the chef de cuisine at three-Michelin star resturant Lasarte in Barcelona. His passion shines through in his innovative, delicately balanced dishes.

One of the best 50 chefs in the world (Le Chef) with three-Michelin stars is Austrian born chef Jacob Jan Boerma. Experimenting with new ingredients and alternative cooking techniques only drive his intense love of food.

Inspired by organic produce, controlled cultivations and premium-quality ingredients is Spanish chef David Garcia. Having trained with master chefs Martin Berasategui and El Bulli, Gracia is now a master in his own right, after being awarded his own Michelin star in 2014.

Chef and founder of three-Michelin star restaurant Flocons de Sel, Emmanuel Renaut, prides himself on his brave and creative cuisine. He has a love of incorporating wild plants in his unique cuisine style.

Greek cuisine with a French flair is what you will experience from Chef Ntinos Fotinakis. He has worked in Michelin starred restaurants and trained with some of the greatest gastronomy giants, each of whom have helped him craft and shape his talents.

With two-Michelin stars under his belt, Pere Planaguma aims to portray authentic rural flavours, rich aromas and vibrant colours. The Spanish chef works to create a simple, refined and joyful experience through his cooking.

The Schedule (2018):

The 2018 festival may have already begun but it is in no way over. Still to come are:

August

12th – 13th – Paolo Casagrande at Lycabettus Restaurant

18th – 19th – Jacob Jan Boerma at Lauda Restaurant

22nd – 23rd – David Garcia at Lycabettus Restaurant

27th – 28th – Emmanuel Renaut at Lauda Restaurant

September

8th – Ntinos Fotinakis at Throubi Restaurant

15th – 16th – Pere Planaguma at Lauda Restaurant

Tasting menus start at $130. To avoid missing out on an unforgettable night, bookings are recommended. Get on a plane, prepare your mind and body and eat your way to bliss at the Andronis Gastronomy Festival.

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