Mykonos 2016: the first culinary news of the summer

With big projects being around this year too and new ones being integrated, Mykonos, a major tourist destination, entered the new season attracting big names of the restaurants scene. In a beautiful detached house behind Little Venice, we’ll meet, as things stand, the well-known “Vezene” of Athens. In the new restaurant of the “Nice ’n’ easy” group, the “Nesaea” in Kalafatis, Christos Athanasiadis will propose a modern Greek cuisine that rests on recipes and materials from the Greek islands. Meanwhile, at the beach of Agios Ioannis, the new “Bill & Coo Coast” with 15 suites and a seaside “Taverna” is getting ready. The cuisine, curated by Athenagoras Kostakos and executed by his close collaborator, the chef Michael Kikis, will be based on raw materials from the Cyclades and will have a Greek character. The famous “Monarch” moves to Platis Gialos, intending to follow the same culinary paths as last year, with a Mediterranean fusion touch, also putting emphasis on the sophisticated beach snacking. Accordingly, the place in Kalo Livadi where Monarch opened last year will be transformed into Rakkan. The Nikkei of Kolonaki will also be in Mykonos; we’ll meet in at the “Leto” hotel, on the promenade of the Old Port. The versatile Christos Housseas from the cocktail bar 42 will also be present on the island, attending to the bar that is being set up at the Belvedere Hotel –that this year celebrates its 20th anniversary– and creating excellent combinations with the Mediterranean menu of Nikos Zervos.