The 2016 Festival De La Gastronomie held at Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection

Taking place throughout June, July and August of Summer 2016 Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection is playing host to one of Greece’s most prominent culinary festivals, the Annual Festival de la Gastronomie, in which three Michelin starred chefs take over the fine dining restaurant for one week each. Every one of these culinary masters is given a list of exactly the same local and fresh ingredients and each create their own entirely original, gourmet menus.  This greatly anticipated foodie festival is held at Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection’s highly acclaimed Anthos Restaurant, helmed by Michelin-starred chef, Philippe Geneletti.  Stunningly scenic, this seaside restaurant is in an open air space dotted with crisp white linens, olive trees and extraordinary views of the island of Spinalonga. 

It’s a spectacular combination of haute cuisine and Grecian specialties and has a wonderful supper club feel.  Menu items such as “Snail fillet mousse served on fresh sage gel, 24k gold and crispy microgreens”, “Duet of lobster medallion and lobster ravioli on hibiscus sauce and octopus carpaccio with lime foam”, “Lobster blinis, crab tartare, milk-fed veal followed by “absinthe sorbet and a reconstructed Cretan dakos” are just some of the star turns from previous menus.

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection an award-winning hotel that has just completed a multi-million pound expansion which includes 28 new private, and lavish residences outfitted with every imaginable amenity and generous, heated pools, offering guests a delightful getaway in spectacular style.  Based in Elounda, Crete, Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection is located in one of the loveliest parts of Greece, a long-time A-list secret currently favoured by host of famous faces such as Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Rhianna.  Boasting a collection of distinctively designed suites and villas, Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection is a fashionable retreat perched hillside with breath-taking, panoramic views of glimmering blue ocean.  Combining smooth-edged architecture with an exotic touch from Moorish additions, such as fretwork screens, silver basins and mirrored furniture; the surrounding vistas of the sea (and the best views of Spinalonga on Crete) all contribute to the exceptional atmosphere.


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Notes to Eds: Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection is owned by Ledra Hotels & Villas

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