Ranging from Michelin-seasoned chefs to open flame sunset dining, these gastronomic events taking place around Greece showcase the best of seasonal farming and produce throughout the Autumn months.
KEFI EXPERIENCE GASTRONOMIC RETREAT
This three-day multi-event getaway is the perfect escape for those who want to experience Greek gastronomy by connecting with local producers and enjoying unique, curated food experiences.
Where: Guests will be accommodated at a modern villa located in Agioi Theodoroi facing the Gulf of Megara, located 1hour outside of Athens. The activities will take place around Nemea and Corinthia, in the Peloponnese.
When: Thursday, October 5 – Sunday, October 8 (retreat runs for three days)
What’s special about it? The Kefi Experience focuses on providing a deep dive into Greek gastronomy, specifically that of the northern Peloponnese. Guests will go to an olive grove and pistachio farm to sample and taste what makes the fall season so unique in the region. By going beyond the well-known destinations, you’ll meet local farmers, cultivators, and chefs. Special culinary events include an exclusive open flame 6-course meal with an organic natural wine pairing, all in a sunset location. All the details are seen to by the Kefi Experience team over the course of the 3 days.
Cost: The full 3-night stay starts at €1200 for one person (twin room) and €2700 for 2 people (double room, en-suite). Mention IN+SIGHTS GREECE when enquiring and you’ll receive a 15% discount.
Want to check out some of the curated events but can’t spend the full 3 days away? Special day passes (without transfers) are also available starting from €250.
What it includes: The cost of accommodation (three nights) with a private pool and beach access, and all experiences are covered in the ticket. This includes all meals and special dining events, drinks, a pistachio farm visit and sampling, an olive grove visit and tasting, a vineyard visit and tasting, and all transfers.
Ideal for: Solo travelers and/or couples/friends looking for a getaway to relax and take a deep dive into Greek culture and the gastronomic scene.
MONA’S SUPPER CLUB SERIES – FALL EDITION
Following the success of its Supper Club Series in June 2023, Mona returns this Autumn with a new programme of pop-up culinary events at its downtown “Living Room” space in Monastiraki. The sold-out Summer edition featured a melange of international guest chefs and cuisines from Italy, Taiwan and the Middle East, and the Fall series of events promises to be just as enticing, featuring chefs seasoned in Michelin-star restaurants ranging from Turkish-Italian farm to table, to Greek herbs and seafood purism to a creative tasting menu touching upon French, Italian, Japanese and Nordic influences.
Where: Mona Athens Hotel
When: The series of dinner events will take place from late September through to early November.
September 26 + 27 – Stories from the soil | Chef Osman Serdaroglou, Izmir
October 18 – Herbs and Ocean Tales | Andreas Nikolakopoulos, Greece
October 31+ November 1 – The Eclectic Tasting | Federico Vigano, Zurich
What’s special about it? The invited chefs will be showcasing their dedication to seasonal fare across five dates. Each distinctive dinner will be paired with a selection of Greek natural wines, all served to an accompaniment of eclectic tunes in the setting of Mona’s intimate restaurant space.
Cost: Tickets range from €55-65.
Ideal for: Foodies, solo or groups, who appreciate interesting flavours and crave a social aspect to dining out.
Tickets/more info: more.com
PARADISO ATHENS OUTDOOR SERIES
Paradiso events transform ordinary spaces around Athens for guests to enjoy seasonal food and sample natural wines in a beautifully designed setting.
Where: This series of intimate dining events will take place at a secret location within the National Garden in the center of Athens.
When: Over the weekend of 22-24 September, you can opt for an early evening experience on Friday 22 September, or enjoy the mild midday sun on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September.
What’s special about it? Every Paradiso event links design, culture, food and wine in a comfortable social setting. Guests may show up as strangers but they’ll often leave as friends.
Cost: €60 for wine tasting and meal. Products used are exclusively seasonal and organic ingredients from Greece. Wines will be curated by Habiba wines, an exciting boutique winemaker.
Ideal for: Anyone with a passion for food, wine and design will appreciate the details that go into the experience curated by Paradiso. The social environment makes it ideal for solo visitors as well as couples or smaller groups.
Tickets/more info: available via @paradiso_athens