See You Up – Sani Gourmet

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It’s barely a full day at the Sani Resort in Kassandra, Halkidiki and I’m still pinching myself to see if it’s all real! From my flight from Toronto to Europe to my connecting flight from Aegean Airlines to the pick-up and transport from the airport to the Resort, the Sani experience has been relaxing and all the way.

I was invited by Sani Resort to spend a few days experiencing the Sani Gourmet Festival (now in its 6th year) and join some of my Greek blogger friends as we wine & dine in each of the 5 restaurants on premise. Last night we were invited to dine at the See You Up restaurant where Chef Theodore Kyriacou (Real Greek) was the guest chef.

enjoying a drink with Theodore Kyriacou

We gathered for cocktails then we were ushered upstairs to the dining room where we all waited with anticipation. Our intro was a cup of trahana (Greek pearl-shaped pasta) with  kidoni clam, greens and served with a sandwich of lamb’s tongue and a sweet tomato paste that was paired with an Ouzo mojito.

Our next dish was a colourful arrangement of tender & succulent octopus with rosemary and garlic,  a salad (dip of fava beans and dill), smoked eel, a rolled phyllo pastry with meat and finally a grilled artichoke with anchovy and rush bread crumbs.

Since we were dining at a fish and seafood-themed restaurant, our main featured a pan-seared and roasted Magiatiko (a large Mediterranean fish) that had notes of orange and served with samphire and gigantes beans.

We were then spoiled with a cheese plate consisting of a big slab of San Mihali cheese from Syros and a ripe, tart goat’s milk Feta and a strawberry chutney.

Dessert was worth it  – for savouring the Vinsanto wine from Santorini alone! We were treated to a walnut and chocolate cake with a zesty apricot that was perfumed with mahlepi.

I’m about to head out for breakfast and I’m giddy with anticipation of today’s events and delicious offerings. The Sani Gourmet Festuval runs until May 25th and you may still join us at the Sani Gourmet as a guest of the Resort or just come by for dinner.


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8 Comments for “See You Up – Sani Gourmet”


I just caught up with this and the subsequent posts. Looks like a fabulous gastronomic affair in a beautiful setting. Enjoy!