At the annual Toque d’Or awards three of the restaurants of Elounda S.A Hotels & Resorts were recognised for their fine-dining cuisine, their excellent service and their immaculate environment.
The enchanting Old Mill restaurant at the elounda mare hotel, Relais & Châteaux, with chef Dimitris Vergakis and executive chef Andonis Petrelis at the helm, was recognised with a Top Notch for its Gourmet Cretan Cuisine, a very unique concept, served within a beautiful environment of seaside gardens. Moreover, the Old Mill restaurant also received an award for its fine Greek gastronomy.
The waterfront Yacht Club restaurant at the elounda mare hotel, Relais & Châteaux, with chef Stavros Kokkinakis and executive chef Andonis Petrelis at the helm, was also recognised with a Top Notch for its Mediterranean cuisine, and its interesting menu that serves lunch and dinner and the unique concept of the “Fish night” every Friday.
The amazing Calypso restaurant at the elounda peninsula ALL SUITE HOTEL, with chef Jean Charles Metayer in charge, was recognised for its fine-dining cuisine and the way it is combined with the local ingredients. The Calypso restaurant also stood out on account of its own large wine cellar, the "Kellari", where patrons enjoy tastings and learn about the millenia of Greek wine-making tradition.
The award committee, consisting of a very accomplished team of experts travelling throughout the country on an incognito basis, reviewed hundreds of restaurants before reaching its conclusions.
This distinction is particularly important for Elounda S.A Hotels & Resorts, as the Toque d’Or awards, now celebrating twenty seven years as the country’s leading gastronomic institution, are the main motive force contributing to the rising quality of the Greek culinary landscape witnessed in all international guides (like the Guide Michelin).