Menu List ...

WELCOME

 

· Dip

with fresh basil and buttermilk cheese from Siteia

 

· Carob bread and fresh bread

made by the chef

 

 

MEZEDES (NOSHES)

OF THE SEA

 

· Taramas (fish roe) white and black

made with cuttlefish ink

 

· Fresh anchovies marinated

with sundried tomatoes, capers and garlic

 

· Herring salad

 

· Octopus marinated with vinegar

and Cretan wild herbs served on a bed of hummus

 

· Spicy steamed mussels

flavored with mastic ouzo and smoked pepper flakes

 

 

MEZEDES (NOSHES)

OF THE MOUNTAIN

AND THE CRETAN GARDENS

 

· Homemade, soft cheese

with chutney or jam proposed by the chef

 

· Smoked eggplant

fresh herbs and soil from apaki (locally smoked ham)

 

· Crostini

topped with Talagani cheese, courgette flowers and poppy seeds finished with a chamomile liquor sauce

 

· Local spinach pie

cooked in our wood-fired oven served with a cream from sheep's milk yogurt

 

· Cretan cheese pies

served with a thyme honey lemon curd

 

· Courgette flowers stuffed

with a mixture of three cretan cheeses deep fried and served with yogurt

 

· Dolmades

wrapped with grape leaves and courgette flowers

 

· Cretan lamb carpaccio

served with gruyere shavings mustard  leaves and a fig and lemon confit

 

· Sunny side up eggs

with sheep's cheese served with carob bread

 

· Cheese Selection

from cretan cheese farms served with a fresh red basil apple jam

SALADS

 

· Seasonal grilled vegetables

from our garden served with tzatziki pana cotta

 

· Crispy waffle

made with carob flour, wild rocket, baby spinach and slices of aged anthotiro cheese from Rethymno

 

· Rose cut salad

with fresh tomatoe from Elounda with Cretan herbs and salt flakes from Gavdos

 

· Cretan salad

with cretan barley rusk, purslane, cherry tomatoes and capers

 

· Mixed green salad

from the Karalakis organic garden topped with a grapefruit and orange marinated salmon

 

 

MAIN DISHES

 

· Grilled calamari  (500gr)

served with apple geranium and a lemon olive oil sauce

 

· Risotto kakavia with john dory fish

 

· Jumbo shrimp (350 gr) saganaki

served with sheep's butter flavored orzo

 

· Fillet of seabass

served with anise sauce and mashed potatoes flavored with herbs

 

· Fillet of Gilt-head bream

 served with orange butter and carrot puree

 

· Whole Seabass one kilo

served into a crust of sea salt and mountain tea (estimated serving time one hour)

 

· Salmon fillet burger

 flavored with lime, ginger served on a brioche bun with a side of guacamole

 

· Chef's mousaka  for 2 persons

with a cream of melted Cretan cheeses

 

· Rooster

served with a fresh tomato sauce and  Cretan ravioli stuffed with fresh anthotiro cheese

 

· Lamb shank

slow cooked  for 12 hours in a ceramic pot served with a wild parsnip puree

 

· Burgers

made from with goat and beef ground served with a local gruyere cheese sauce, a spicy fresh tomato sauce & fresh cut fries

 

· Pancetta

with crispy skin cooked with thyme and honey served with wine and coriander flavored baby potatoes

 

· Juicy meatballs

with ground beef made with the secret chef's recipe served with fresh cut french fries

GRILLED

 

· Veal chop (550gr)

flavored with marjoram served with a gruyere cheese sauce and fresh cut french fries

 

· Lamb chops grilled

flavored with sweet paprika, garlic, thyme served with sauteed purple amaranth and mashed potatoes

 

 

ORDER in advance

 

· Fish of the day per kilo

 

· Fresh lobster per kilo

 

 

PASTA

 

· Tagliatelle

with porcini mushrooms, pistachios in an almond liquor sauce

 

· Tagliolini

served with a spicy fresh tomatoe and almond pesto

 

· Hilopites

served with a roasted red pepper and feta cheese sauce

 

 

DESSERT

 

· Cretan macaron

with a selection of two creams vanilla or pistachio and served with a fresh seasonal fruit salad

 

· Millefeuille of Cretan xerotigana

(pastry dough) vanilla or chocolate ice cream and tomato jam

 

· Sandwich with frozen

chocolate mosaiko made with pistachios and cookies

 

· Chocolate souffle

served with ice cream