terra di Corsica..

Aleria

Corsica.. the beautiful island belonging to France and Napoléon’s birthplace. follow the coastal path to upper Corsica and Aléria. a commune with Greek origins and flair! also an excellent name for a Mediterranean restaurant. soothing surroundings, cordiality and fine dining; a rather therapeutic trifecta.

sign3

“Aleria”

bar

the bar

downstairs

indoors

stairs

staircase

indoors

upper floor

soothing surroundings, cordiality and fine dining; a rather therapeutic trifecta

there, Mr. Gikas Xenakis will welcome you with a rice cracker topped with spinach and dill (his own unique version of the famous Greek spanakorizo), a smoked cheese(from Naousa area) biscuit and a wild birds liver pâté with wild boar powder and crab apple. don’t bother analyzing, just put this damn spoon in your mouth!

chef

the chef Mr. Gikas Xenakis

amuse bouche

amuse-bouche

then you can go on with some tender scallops with potato, apaki(Cretan smoked pork), chicory mousse and marinated tomato seeds, some different “meatballs” made of beef tartare with yogurt-wasabi cream, kavourma(preserved meat) crust and the sexiest ouzo jelly cubes ever, a heavenly version of pastitsio made of thick pasta, oxtail and shiitake mushrooms, a fine croaker with cauliflower cream, glazed carrots(never goes out of style) and beetroot sauce and finally some comforting slow braised beef cheeks with mashed potatoes.

scallops

scallops w/ potato, apaki, chicory mousse & marinated tomato seeds

meatballs

beef tartare w/ yogurt-wasabi cream, kavourma & ouzo jelly cubes

pastitsio

thick pasta, oxtail & shiitake mushrooms

croaker

croaker w/ cauliflower cream, glazed carrots & beetroot

beef cheeks3

beef cheeks w/ mashed potatoes

the sexiest ouzo jelly cubes ever, a heavenly version of pastitsio..

and since “imagination rules the world” go have some desserts there like an airy Macedonian halva mousse with tahini-spearmint praline and lemon sorbet or a sensational meringue sphere with coconut cream and fruits.

halva mousse2

halva mousse w/ tahini-spearmint praline & lemon sorbet

meringue

meringue sphere w/ coconut cream & fruits

“imagination rules the world” go have some desserts there..

so go my friends, discover this Mediterranean island.

“aleria” 57 Megalou Alexandrou, Metaxourgio, Athens, Greece, tel: +30 210 5222633

http://www.aleria.gr/

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