A taste of five continents

Following the success of Greek Chefs Abroad I and Greek Chef Abroad II, we have the pleasure to present Greek Chefs Abroad III – A taste of five continents:

London, Miami, Singapore, Melbourne and Dubai! We’re excited to bring together five much-loved chefs from across the globe for our third edition of Greek Chefs Abroad. Look forward to a delicious journey through five continents as our guest chefs present menus packed with the influences, ingredients and flavours of their adopted homes. They will be working closely with the talented teams from our own restaurants to bring you a summer of thrilling pop-ups and other fabulous surprises. So, let’s meet the chefs…

View the highlights of Greek Chefs Abroad III here

Molyviatis-800x800

1st of July 2023 - Nick Molyviatis at Pearl, Elix

Nick Molyviatis has added his magic to some of London’s most exciting eateries including Smoking Goat in Shoreditch and Kiln in Soho which was awarded Best UK Restaurant in 2018 on his watch. You can expect his Thai-inspired Greek menu to pack a real thrill at Elix. His real passion for the very best produce shines through with authentic Greek flavours and cooking styles. He’s also worked closely with many Asian chefs to adapt the unique flavours of Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine to his own exciting interpretations of Greek food. Wine pairings in partnership with Orealios Gaea, vine growers of Robola and Maltby & Greek, London-based suppliers of premium Greek ingredients and wines.

SPERXOS-scaled-e1684332810844-800x800

14th of July 2023 - Alexandros Sperxos at Apaggio, Nido

Growing up in Kalavryta, on Greece’s southern mainland, surrounded by incredible little farms Alexandros Sperxos learnt to appreciate the value of quality, locally-sourced ingredients at an early age. Something which will be reflected in his Middle-Eastern influenced Greek and Mediterranean menus this summer. His culinary life has taken him to renowned restaurants across Greece and beyond. In 2015, he moved to Dubai achieving his vision of bringing a restaurant that encompasses Greek and Mediterranean flavours to the Middle East, with the launch of ‘Warehouse in Dubai’. Sperxos is the official ambassador of Greek Gastronomy in the UAE and co-owns the renowned ‘Ef Zin’ in Dubai. Wine pairings in partnership with OENOPS wines. Check the menu here

IMG_8731-scaled-e1684332399608-800x800-1

26th of August 2023 - Vadym Kunitskyy at Apaggio, Nido

Vadym Kunitskyy has been on an inspiring culinary journey that has taken him across the world. And you can look forward to seeing his Asian influences brought to life in his menu for Greek Chefs Abroad. Born in Ukraine, he was raised in Athens from an early age before going to culinary school in the Greek capital. He then honed his cooking skills in Athens and the Greek Islands and in some of Europe’s best-known restaurants including Alchemist Copenhagen and Martin Berasategui San Sebastián. Today he is head chef at Alati in Singapore, one of the island state’s most acclaimed restaurants. Wine pairings in partnership with Rouvalis wines and Maltby & Greek, London-based suppliers of premium Greek ingredients and wines. Check the menu here

Chef-Christos-Bisiotis-at-a-private-dinner-in-Miami-Beach-FL-2021-e1684330738518-800x800

1st of September 2023 - Chris Bisiotis at Apaggio, Nido

One of the biggest names on the Miami culinary scene, Christos Bisiotis brings a wealth of experience with him to Nido this summer. During his takeover the multi-talented chef will showcase his love of Greek, Italian and Israeli cuisine that has made him the chef he is today. Born and raised in Athens, by the age of 12 Bisiotis was working in his parents’ bakery. Since then, he’s been on an amazing journey with highlights that include being nominated for a Michelin Star at ‘The Greek’ NYC, launching Avra Beverly Hills and Milos Hudson Yards and being the first Greek chef to cook at the White House during the Obama administration. Wine pairings in partnership with Kir Yianni Estate. Check the menu here

f_lg0qquy92-1-scaled-e1684332589716-800x800

7th of September 2023 - Alex Xinis at Apaggio, Nido / 9th of September 2023 at Pearl, Elix

Alex Xinis will be showcasing his love of Greek and Australian flavours at Elix this summer. His exciting cooking fuses influences from both countries, while reflecting his own contemporary style. The Brisbane-born chef’s impressive career has taken him far including stints at two-star Michelin restaurant Funky Gourmet in Athens and the much talked about Esti pop-up in London’s Shoreditch. Embracing the traditions of his heritage, Xinis currently oversees the cooking at Fable in Melbourne where he incorporates his fine dining background into a modern Greek inspired menu. Wine pairings in partnership with Katogi Averoff Estate at Nido and with Konstantinos Lazarakis, Master of Wine and Aiolos wines at Elix.

Check the Nido menu here

Check the Elix menu here

Press

Sister property to Nido (and equally stylish), MarBella is on the shores of Agios Ioannis Peristeron, on the island’s south-east and a half an hour drive from Corfu Town. Landscaped gardens are set on the edge of the Ionian Sea, the hotel has its own beach and water park, and there are no fewer than 10 restaurants and bars to work through.

Red (online) on MarBella

A heavenly ocean-side retreat, with possibly the most beautiful views in Greece: If you possibly can, fly into Corfu, then take the hotel’s boat across the ocean to your final stop. You’ll feel entirely reset and ready to holiday by the time you arrive, having passed countless secret sandy shores, caves and inlets on your way, sea salt amassing to shimmer in your hair. Elix’s reception is then like a sort of celestial spa, with barn-high ceilings and windows that frame the infinity view, and even a soothing spa-like scent to cascade over your senses.

Conde Nast Traveller on Elix

A five star Ionian hideaway with A list appeal: Elix is a five-star hideaway in a six-star location. Blended unobtrusively into the densely wooded slopes above the brochure-worthy Karavostasi beach, this eco-conscious hive of pools, stone, wood and olive-tinted concrete offers low-key luxury amid sage-scented gardens and nature’s wild splendour.

The Times on Elix

If you are after a restorative coastal retreat, book a room at Nido Suite Hotel on the southeast coast of Corfu—it’s adults only (for guaranteed peace and quiet) and situated on a tree-clad hillside that slopes down to the idyllic beach. All suites benefit from the dreamy views of the twinkling Ionian sea, but, if you want total privacy, book the Junior Suite with its own pool.

Vanity Fair on Nido

1/4
back to top