Take a seat for an evening filled with the flavors of Crete
Guests at Minos Beach art hotel are invited to taste a world a flavors at the hotel’s range of exceptional bars and restaurants, from fine dining on the shores of the Mirabello Bay to laid-back luxury under the Cretan stars.
Head to the Bacchus Main Restaurant in Agios Nikolaos for a full day of delicious dining: traditional Greek breakfast dishes are served alongside international favorites and a buffet dinner introduces guests to the best of Cretan cuisine. A menu highlight is the lamb with stamnagathi and avgolemono (an egg-lemon sauce). This traditional Cretan recipe is a must for any visitor to Crete, and consists of slow-cooked lamb with stamnagathi, a wild green from the chicory family. The bittersweet flavors of sautéed stamnagathi blend perfectly with succulent lamb, whilst the silky avgolemono sauce adds a comforting, creamy element.
Perched right on the water’s edge, the Terpsis Cretan Restaurant presents a menu of Cretan delicacies cooked in the traditional way with local olive oil, fragrant herbs and fresh local produce. Serving lunch under the warm Greek sun, the Terpsis Cretan Restaurant invites guests to embark on a culinary journey through the intriguing flavors of Cretan gastronomy. A favourite dish is grouper fish with local wild greens – a perfect summer dish combining the flavors of earth and sea.
The Dionysos All Day Bar, our Cocktail bar in Agios Nikolaos, is the place to be for cocktails and snacks, and a new addition to the menu is a small dish of legumes with sun-dried bonito fish. This fishy, salty snack is the perfect accompaniment to any icy cold drink, from a glass of local Cretan wine to a pint of Greek Mythos beer.
Finally, fine dining aficionados are invited to spend an evening at the prestigious La Bouillabaisse mediterranean restaurant in Crete, a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs and winner of a number of Toques d’Or awards between 2003 and 2009. Situated right on the water’s edge overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Mirabello Bay, the restaurant serves Mediterranean flavours with a creative twist. This season, opt for the stone-grilled shrimps with fish roe, carob bread and dried seaweed, a plate showcasing the best of Cretan fresh produce and innovative use of the island’s exceptional products.