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THE BEST RESTAURANT IN ATHENS AND THE BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR

For many of us, September marks the beginning of a new year. New beginnings for young and old, new plans for the winter ahead which challenges us to redouble our efforts and creativity. And what better way to rise to this challenge than to ascend to the famous Première restaurant on the rooftop of the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel in Athens and there to enjoy the warmth and comfort of a September night – letting your thoughts soar among the glittering stars of the Attic sky.

Extraordinary food on our table – and a matchless view before us

Dishes by our renowned chef Michael Nourloglou, served with professional skill and discretion, are set to the best view in Athens (among the finest in the world) – the gleaming Parthenon perched atop the imposing rock of the Acropolis. And spread out below us – the city of Athens, her lights playfully glittering in the night, striving to compete with the magic of the starry heavens above.

Stay connected with the Première and all the pleasant surprises it holds

The restaurant which always surprises us with its imaginative menu now prepares to complete its summer season with the finest wine list in town, its always unique signature cocktails, its award-winning menu and a host of new ideas for remarkable evenings that lift our spirits and stimulate our senses. Stay tuned!

SWEET AUTUMN, DYNAMIC TASTES

Our days, still sunny, are noticeably cooler, and our evenings unfold in a star-filled, dreamy fashion. September is the “sweetest” month of the year, with the lingering feel of summer still in the air. There’s no sense of urgency for the upcoming winter, but the refreshing cool of Autumn whets our appetite for more bracing tastes in preparation for the demanding days ahead.

The chefs of Bistrot Vienna have used the finest ingredients to prepare the best meat in America!

In Athens’ most attractive Bistrot, the menu features US Black Angus beef, renowned for its superb quality and flavor. Filet and rib eye steaks, veal cutlets – prepared according to your preferences – accompanied by a variety of delicious side dishes: Portobello mushrooms, onion rings, baked potatoes, asparagus, baby corn, carrot purée – and creamy, mouth-watering horseradish, mustard and green-pepper sauces…

And for a final touch… an unbeatable dessert

Surrender to the enjoyment of the different flavours and dishes prepared for you by the chefs at Bistrot Vienna – and to the pleasures of September which the splendid weather of Attica offers its lucky visitors. And to top it all off: chocolate, vanilla and orange appear in delicious combination – hot chocolate brownies with vanilla ice-cream and orange compôte – a dessert that is impossible to resist.

COOL POOLZOE IS THE PLACE TO UNWIND

When the thermometer hits red in Athens, one of Europe’s hottest capital cities, POOLZOE is the place to spend a lazy and relaxing day by our cool and lively outdoor pool with its unbeatable restaurant. Here summer reveals its true glory as the most wonderful season of the year – with refreshing dips in the sparkling clear waters of the pool accompanied by delicious delicacies from the restaurant.

A menu of light and tasty choices

Swim as long and as often as you like; enjoy the relaxing benefits of the sun (with sunscreen protection, of course), and recharge your batteries with the tasty choices from the POOLZOE restaurant’s summer menu of light cuisine. A selection of fresh salads with cheese, chicken or salmon – and such satisfying snacks as club sandwiches, pizza, omelettes or burgers – are all summer favourites of our guests and local fans. And for dessert, you have a choice of: fruit, cheeses, traditional sweets, ice-cream or popsicles. Whatever you order, POOLZOE’s menu of tasty choices will surely delight your body and soul.

Drinks with or without alcohol – for a holistic experience of summer delight

Cool soft drinks, fresh juices, cold coffees, Smoothies, teas and chocolates in their chilled versions – there is a wide selection of delicious non-alcoholic beverages to keep you cool and refreshed. But because this is the land of Dionysus, POOLZOE also offers a rich menu of carefully selected wines, champagnes and a variety of cold beers, Greek and imported – so that everyone will find something to suit their taste and enliven their experience of a sunny summer day in Athens.

IN AUGUST AT BISTROT VIENNA - PASTA MANIA

Flour and water, with or without egg: this is how basic the ingredients are for real pasta, the history of which is so old that its outlines are lost in time. The ancestry of pasta is a subject of dispute among many different cultures, with the Italians, Arabs, Chinese and Greeks all claiming paternity. However, the country of pasta – par excellence – is, without a doubt, Italy. Here was found the first recorded pasta recipe, and it was Italy that first began the commercial trade and promotion of pasta, beginning in the 18th Century.

Mouth-watering pastas from Greek and Italian cuisine

At Bistrot Vienna the popularity and possibilities of pasta inspired our chefs to create a variety of traditional pasta dishes using the finest pasta and freshest ingredients. Our lasagna with meat sauce and parmesan cheese is the real, authentic recipe everyone associates with this classic dish. Cannelloni filled with spinach, leak and ricotta cheese is a truly satisfying and delicious vegetarian selection, while the famous skioufichta (handmade Cretan pasta dish) with smoked pork and Cretan gruyère cheese is a richly flavourful choice.
Pappardelle pasta with fresh basil pesto, prosciutto and parmesan reggiano makes for a gloriously Italian meal.

And pasta for dessert!

Strawberry linguini flavoured with mint and served with frozen yoghurt – this cool and tasty dessert brings a new dimension to the pasta experience with its surprising originality and deliciousness. Dare to give it a try, and you won’t be disappointed!