We met some local Greek guys in Santorini and they recommended us to try Koukoumavlos restaurant, which was supposed to be one of the best places in Santorini. They told us it was expensive, but we wanted to splurge one night, so we did not mind. The place is not only famous for its excellent dishes, but also for its spectacular view. You could see the entire Santorini from its balcony. Koukoumavlos is a critically-acclaimed gastronomic destination. It is one of the best restaurants in Santorini. It is housed in an original sea captain house of the 18th century. The interior of the restaurant offers a refined romantic setting, while the terrace offers stunning views of the caldera. It is tucked away from the crowds in a quiet corner of the town of Fira. There are many restaurants in Santorini, but only a few offer such spectacular views as this one does. So if you are wondering, where to eat in Santorini, try out Koukoumavlos. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
The highly creative and colorful cuisine is created by chef and owner Nikos Pouliasis offers one of the best restaurants in Greece. The food, the view and the service are all outstanding. The place promises you a truly memorable visual and gustatory journey. It is by far one of the best restaurants in Fira, Santorini. The place prides itself on having a carefully selected wine list. They recommend a different type of wine for every item on the menu. They have some of the most interesting wines produced locally in Santorini, where the volcanic soil offers an infusion of unique character. The wine list also showcases some of the best vintages produced in other parts of Greece. Finally, it includes an unparalleled collection of wines and champagnes from around the world. From bold reds to balanced whites and fragrant champagnes, there is a glass that pairs perfectly with each dish on Chef Pouliasis’ inspired menu. If you are adventures, you can also try the Yellow Donkey beer which is typical of Santorini. Restaurants in Santorini, Greece offer tasty red wine, produced locally on the island. Koukoumavlos has one of the best selection of wines out of all the restaurants in Fira.
The Tasting Menu of Koukoumavlos
We tried the tasting menu. Everything on the menu is served with colorful fruits and flower petals. Many of the dishes come with chocolate or fruity sauces. The tasting menu started with the fava bean puree that was served with a fruity sauce.
The second appetizer was grilled shrimps with peaches and apples in a yogurt sauce. It was tasty and fresh.
For the main course, I had a choice between meatballs or fish.
My friend had the fish and I chose the meatballs. The dishes were all tasty but a bit large for a tasting menu.
The last course was a large ball of Muscat ice-cream with sliced cucumbers on the bottom and chili sauce. It was very flavorful. Food in Santorini in most restaurants offer traditional dishes, rather than a mix of flavors. This restaurant is recommended to those with more adventurous taste buds.
After dinner, we got some complimentary dessert wine. The service was excellent. The servers were stylish and kind. The price of the tasting menu was 50 euro each. It is not cheap for Greece. Koukoumavlos was an interesting culinary experience for me. I felt like the food was not very authentic, but overall it was an excellent dinner. I felt like the food resembled certain Asian flavors with its sweetness and fruitiness. If you are looking for real Greek food, I don’t recommend this place. If you are looking for something different and you want to be dining with a view of Santorini, you should definitely try this place. Koukoumavlos won’t disappoint you. It is certainly one of the best restaurants in Fira, Santorini.
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