Fasting during the forty days of Lent can officially be broken on only two days, and only for fish, on the 25th of March (Annunciation) and on Palm Sunday. On the day of the Annunciation, seafood surrenders its place to the traditional dish for this day - codfish accompanied by garlic purée.
On the day of the Annunciation, Cafezoe invites us all to a delicious celebration
At Cafezoe, we have drawn inspiration from tradition and have created a menu rich in flavors for every taste. As an opening course, traditional salads such as the famous fish-roe salad (taramosalata), pureed fava beans and eggplant salad – as well as “Athenian” salad with fish, beets and octopus salad all whet our appetite for the hot dishes which follow: fish and seafood, codfish and garlic purée, calamari with lemon, squid in wine sauce as well as dishes for those who aren’t fasting over Lent – roast chicken with hilopites (diced egg noodles) and veal with wine and vegetables. And the sweet finale includes the obligatory semolina halva, baklava, walnut cake, Greek doughnuts and numerous other selections that you will probably find hard to resist.
Keeping the celebration happy and festive with Kidarte
Happy children = happy parents. For Cafezoe’s younger guests, taste treats come with fun and games. Kidarte’s professionals specialize in providing creative entertainment for children that capture and keep their interest for the whole time our guests are celebrating here with us.
In the lobby of the Athenaeum InterContinental of Athens, at the Café Vienna and Bistrot Vienna high aesthetics blend with superb cuisine and the melodic accompaniment of live music – accentuated by Athens’ most delicious desserts.
At Café Vienna, each day reveals new musical journeys and sweet surprises
Just before you head home at the end of the day, or during a break at work, for a private rendezvous or a professional meeting, Café Vienna is the ideal spot – with a tempting array of mouth-watering desserts to accompany a hot or cold drink. Every afternoon, the discreet and relaxing sounds of a piano evoke the feelings of wellbeing and comfort, which are present throughout the hotel. And on Saturday afternoons, a piano, cello and violin provide an even greater range of musical enjoyment.
At Bistrot Vienna, March is juicy and delicious!
In March, our international menu features burgers: Italian, Greek, New York style, American premium and even… sweet! The burgers served at Bistrot Vienna are fragrant, juicy, incredible and unbeatable. You have lots of time to sample all the different kinds of burgers and to decide which one (or ones) best suit your taste. For an entire month, our kitchen’s main protagonist will be burgers made from: veal, lamb, chicken and American Black Angus beef – all accompanied by potatoes, mushrooms and onions cooked in various ways, all of them delicious. And to cap it off, our chef presents the Fuanaja Burger in a chocolate nest with strawberries. And all the while, live music plays gently in the background.
At the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens, March takes on an air of creativity.
The award-winning Première is effortlessly impressive. The subtle elegance of its interior décor and its signature aesthetic, the breathtaking view of the Parthenon and its state-of-the-art service all create the ideal conditions for enjoying the object of your culinary pilgrimage: Première’s famous menu!
Under the direction of Chef Michalis Nourloglou
Première’s new menu combines innovation, freshness, the element of surprise and haute cuisine, all built upon a foundation of authentic Mediterranean flavors and ingredients – masterfully orchestrated by the restaurant’s talented new Chef Michalis Nourloglou. The menu comprising his creations and recommendations is sure to satisfy all your expectations. His dishes feature fresh seasonal produce in perfect balance and harmony. Each of his recommended specials, from appetizers to dessert, embody a pairing of knowledge and experience, inspiration and balance, patience and passion. Premiere’s menu, like its creator, has one goal in mind – to take you on a culinary journey you will not forget.
In the heart of winter, human hearts draw closer together and celebrate this closeness. On February 14, even if logic tells you otherwise, your heart tells you to seek out something different and special - an evening out with your loved ones. With this in mind, visit…
The Café Vienna, at the lobby of the hotel, for something sweet and unbeatable. Try the champagne mousse with strawberries, cookies with namelaka chocolate or cupcakes with caramel tofu and Guanaja mousse. And probably the only thing that will be able to take your mind off this cavalcade of incredible desserts is the sweet sound of live piano, violin and cello playing just for you in this fabulous space. To enjoy a full-fledged meal, you should proceed to the Bistrot Vienna. Here the live music and award-winning décor provide the perfect setting for a sumptuous meal starting with a velvety soup, followed by wonderful salads (for two, of course), perfectly grilled steaks and then chocolate with pomegranate and berry marmalade – to add a bit of passion as an epilogue to your feast.
10th floor of the hotel; the gleaming Parthenon and the sparkling city below greet you as you enter the simple and harmonious elegance of the Première and are welcomed by the meticulously trained and friendly staff – who will help you enjoy the finest dining experience in Athens. The menu whets your appetite with a tempting taste, an “amuse bouche”, and then moves on to the soup course before offering you a choice between the amazing roast mussels and clams, the mouth-watering salmon filet, or the veal steak with potato purée. To top it all off, a dessert that you will forever remember: crème made from lychee nuts and raspberries with rose-petal macaroons – while in the background a live vocal duet brings music to this most romantic evening.