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GASTRONOMY | SEPTEMBER 2023

CULINARY BRILLIANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY CONVERGE AT ATHENS' TWO-STAR MICHELIN GEM, DELTA

In the realm of fine dining and culinary excellence, Athens presents a wealth of options. However, one establishment shines brightly, enchanting discerning palates and gastronomy enthusiasts worldwide. Situated in the heart of Athens, "Delta" is a culinary sanctuary that boasts not just two, but two prestigious Michelin stars.

When it comes to the realm of fine dining and culinary mastery, Athens offers an abundance of choices. Nevertheless, one establishment manages to shine brilliantly, captivating the discerning palates and hearts of gastronomy enthusiasts worldwide. Located in the heart of Athens, "Delta" is a culinary haven that has not only earned two prestigious Michelin stars but has also secured the Green Star for Sustainability (MICHELIN Guide Athens 2022), a testament to its remarkable culinary artistry and commitment to eco-conscious practices.

The inception of Delta stems from the visionary initiative and generous grant provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Its mission is clear: to become a culinary landmark harmonizing with the exceptional standards upheld by the SNFCC, sharing the treasures of Greek cuisine on a global scale.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

The project stands firmly on three fundamental pillars: Gastronomy, Sustainability, and Culture. Nestled within the architectural marvel of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), which houses the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, Delta occupies the fifth floor, accessible via a panoramic elevator, offering diners an immersive sensory experience accompanied by breathtaking sea vistas.

 

Upon entering, Delta enchants visitors with its elegant and hospitable ambiance, setting the stage for an extraordinary gastronomic journey. The design itself is a masterpiece, featuring exquisite details such as an exclusively crafted bronze bar, suspended ethereal trees, and panoramic sea views that infuse every moment with wonder.

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Minimalistic perfection, a focus on local raw materials, and a dedication to small-scale producers form the cornerstone of the 12-course tasting menu. This epicurean odyssey is conceived by Chef George Papazacharias and meticulously curated by the talented Head Chef Thanos Feskos and his team. For those with specific dietary preferences, Delta accommodates vegetarian and vegan options upon advance request, ensuring that every guest embarks on a tailored culinary adventure.

Delta Restaurant Athens, Greece
Delta Restaurant Athens, Greece
Chef George Papazacharias  |  Chef Thanos Feskos

Sustainability and respect for the ecosystem are central to Delta's philosophy, offering a fresh perspective on our connection with the land, animals, and sea. The restaurant champions fine dining with gastronomic ethics, making a significant impact through zero waste practices. Every material used participates in a cycle that spans from appetizers to main courses and desserts.

Each plate is a canvas, a culinary masterpiece where aesthetics seamlessly merge with flavor. Every dish not only pleases the palate but also captivates the eye, a testament to the chefs' unwavering commitment to both presentation and taste.

Delta Restaurant Athens, Greece
Delta Restaurant Athens, Greece

A meticulously curated wine list is an essential component of any fine dining experience, and Delta exceeds expectations in this regard. The restaurant boasts an extensive collection of Greek and international wines, encompassing a wide range of labels that span the entire wine spectrum, from old-world classics to new-world discoveries. Under the guidance of the award-winning sommelier Tilemahos Papandreas, guests can either choose their own wines or entrust the experienced sommeliers to lead them on a delightful journey through the realms of Greek and international vineyards. Iconic wineries, legendary terroirs, rare grape varieties, and exclusive imports, coupled with the presence of aging cellars and two private wine cellars, create an immersive wine experience that complements Delta's Michelin-starred dining.

Delta Restaurant Athens, Greece

Delta stands as a gastronomic sanctuary where traditional Greek flavors are transformed into contemporary masterpieces. The unwavering commitment to culinary excellence, the elegant ambiance, and the impeccable service collectively elevate the dining experience at Delta to an unforgettable level. Whether you're a local or a visitor to Athens, Delta is a culinary destination that simply cannot be missed, a place where flavors and traditions are celebrated in the most extraordinary and meaningful way.

So, the next time you find yourself in the heart of Athens, embark on a culinary odyssey at Delta and discover firsthand why it has rightfully earned its esteemed status as a two-star Michelin gem.

DELTA

Syggrou Avenue 364, 17674 Kalithea, Athens, Greece

6986657553

info@deltarestaurant.gr

https://deltarestaurant.gr/

IG: delta_restaurant

Delta Restaurant Athens, Greece
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