a modern version of Aeolus -the god and ruler of the winds- wandering around downtown Athens, looking for some good old surf ‘n’ turf. “Aiolou 68″(named after the famous shopping street) is a minimal, island style soothing space, serving some of the most interesting seafood delicacies around. Vasilis Akrivos(also “psariston“restaurant owner and chef) knows best.
indoor tables & details
there you can have a fresh, tangy grape tomatoes and caper leaves salad, a velvety split pea puree aka fava(the Santorini one), some crunchy cute pan-fried smelts, some golden fried crawfish bites, some heavenly slices of smoked sole, a fancy smoked eel or some aromatic steamed mussels in their flavorful broth.
tomatoes and caper leaves salad
split pea puree aka fava
fried crawfish bites
smoked sole fish
and now let’s see if you can really qualify for some Greek gods food; those divine combos of seafood and meat! some entrancing farfalline(butterfly-shaped pasta) with salsiccia(Italian sausage) and clams, a fine, tender beef and tuna tataki, a rather comforting tarhana with shrimps, speck and metsovone cheese and the most insane, juicy black angus and smoked eel burgers ever.
farfalline w/ salsiccia & clams
beef & tuna tataki
tarhana w/ shrimps, speck & metsovone cheese
black angus & smoked eel burgers
still standing? ok now, i will go sweeter on you with some homemade chocolate chunks of love and a traditional halva with raisins.
halva w/ raisins
Mr. Sotiris Kaloterakis sous-chef
so go my friends, with the wind in your sails.
“Aiolou 68” 68 Aiolou street, Athens, Greece, tel: +30 210 3247925