North Aegean

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Belgium, Brussels, Rest. Notos

by Cornelius Wesseling

          NOTOS means “south” in Greek. Constantin Erinkoglou Notos opened in an old tiny library in 1995. Greek specialties served on rustic tables attract friends around friendly wines:  success was  immediately! In 2000, NOTOS moved to a more spacious streets of Livorno located in this lively area between the fashionable Avenue Louise and the […]

Belgium, Namur, Winebar TapaSoif.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Today, Greek wines are part of European wines that have registered the most dramatic improvements in quality. Thanks to its revolutionary delivery system, the enomatic,  you can taste or drink, as much as you please, the most interesting Greek wines imported by Canette. 19 different Greek wineries offer a stunning array of more than hundred quality […]

Greece, Athens, Brettos.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The unsuspected visitor of the historic center of Athens cannot miss the hundreds of colorful bottles and lights that decorate the walls of “Brettos”.  “BRETTOS” is the oldest distillery in Athens. It started operating for the first time back in 1909 at the ground level of an Athenian old mansion in the heart of Plaka. […]

Greece, Athens, Funky Gourmet.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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(Courtesy “The Fine Dining”) The first starred restaurant we had the honour to try on our trip to Greece was The Funky Gourmet. This restaurant is one of its kind, specialized in molecular cuisine. It is not only the taste, but also smells, colors, the food textures and sounds that make each dish unique. If you […]

Spondi Restaurant, Athens.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The cellar is one of the most famous in town, with more than 1.300 wine labels, from all over the world, selected by expert sommeliers. Please their fascinating (Greek) winelist HERE. Quoting from  “The Fine Dining”: “Spondi was created in 1996
 by Mr Apostolos Trastelis, 
and it is situated in an historical district
 in the center of Athens, […]

USA, NY, Restaurant Molivos.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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USA, New York, Manhattan. Molyvos Restaurant.             Regarded as one of Manhattan’s most beloved restaurants, Molyvos serves soulful Greek cuisine in a setting that is festive and elegant. Diners have the experience of being in Greece through well-prepared and well–executed food by Executive Chef/Partner Jim Botsacos. When Molyvos opened in […]