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crafty art..

artisanal

art is in.. grandma’s antique floral plates, homemade bread, handmade vintage furniture, John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins. “artisanal”(meaning made by hand) is a cosy bar-restaurant housed in an early 20th century premium residence with rare trees and elegance of the 50’s. not just a fancy word.

entrance

artisanal

indoors

ground floor

upstairs-bar

upstairs bar

upstairs

upstairs

dynasty-details

“Dynasty” details

lounge yourself and taste a freshly baked bread dipped in metsovone, anthotyro(traditional fresh cheese) and thyme cream, a colorful beetroot salad with goat cheese and raspberry dressing, a groovy grilled spinach pie with feta cheese cream and chive scented olive oil, some classy beef ravioli with salsify and Jerusalem artichoke(topinambour), some sensuous pumpkin gnocchi with mushrooms, a Greek sea scented octopus pastitsio with wakame seaweed and fava(yellow split peas puree) and a fine juicy pata negra pork loin with polenta, red cabbage puree and crispy pork bites. actually well crafted culinary works.

bread

handmade bread

beetroot-salad

beetroot salad

spinach-pie2

grilled spinach pie

ravioli

beef ravioli

gnocchi

pumpkin gnocchi

octopus-pasticcio

octopus pastitsio

pata-negra

pata negra pork loin

chef

chef Mr. Dimitris Dimitriadis

second dinner act opens with nutcracker rum cocktail with house honey bittermilk, lime juice, hazelnut liqueur and a nice dry dark chocolate flavor of Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters danced to end of love by a praline bar with green apple compote, chocolate-caram√©lia and vanilla ice cream.

nutcracker-cocktail

 nutcracker cocktail

praline-bar

praline bar

punch with rum, tea, grapefruit and maraschino is served in the finest tea cups.

serving-punch

serving punch

so go my friends, art is where you find it.

“artisanal” 2 Zirini street, Kifisia, Athens, Greece, tel: +30 2108086111

http://www.artisanal.gr

even queens love burgers..

come on, let’s be honest. there is no one in this world that does not like burgers. even if someone says so, he is lying! since i was young i remember myself drooling over one of these round shaped little wonders. so now i am going to write about one of the oldest burger joints in Athens.

the place(4)the joint

the story begins in 1978, when a little place serving only burgers and homemade waffles opens in Glyfada area. since then it is one of the most original restaurants of its kind.

dining roomthe dining room

the space is really simple, full of bright colors and vibes. a flashy red sofa sets the tone and the game is on! at “queen” you will not be served; it is more of a self service kind of place.

the menuthe menu

in the illuminated menu you will find barbeque, cheese, bacon, chicken and veggie burgers, also hot dogs, hams(a kind of sandwich always with ham) and of course waffles.

bbq burger copybarbeque burger

sandwichham

i personally love the barbeque burger and the fresh fries with mayonnaise sauce, but a descent meal needs its ham sandwich too. so go visit this burger kingdom my friends and feel a bit like royalty, you deserve it!

“Queen” 3 Giannitsopoulou street, Glyfada, Athens, Greece, tel. +30 210 8980747

http://www.queenburger.gr

do play with your ice cream..

in Greece we love ice cream, no matter the season. but then again, who doesn’t. we also love being unique and showing off customized things, especially made for us. but mostly, no matter our age, we all love playing with our food! right? well there is a place in Athens that offers all of the above under the most appropriate name; “magic pleasure store”. there you can create your own ice cream by choosing from different toppings like cookies, caramels, pepper, spices and many other and chocolate types(white, brown or dark). then you can enjoy your creation standing somewhere inside this minimally designed space. you can also share your creation, with the rest of the world, using the relevant technology available there. so, isn’t this a kind of magic?

the store
the store
toppings
toppings
girl
in the making
ice cream
ice cream/cookies
ice cream pepper
ice cream/red pepper

“magic pleasure store” Kolokotroni 3-5, Athens, Greece