The Art of Dining inThessaloniki
Ancient Greeks believed that the arts and gourmet dining were inextricably linked, both satisfying all five senses. In modern Greece, this is still the case in the gourmet capital of the country, Thessaloniki. A number of the city’s museums and art galleries now offer connoisseurs of art and food excellent dining opportunities. An epicurean weekend in Thessaloniki starts from £42 per room per night at the three star Mandrino Hotel.
The Byzantine Museum’s B Restaurant started a trend in the city and many other art establishments followed. The B Restaurant is situated within the premises of the museum and offers indoor and outdoor dining, depending on the season. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as coffee, tea and local pastries. The wine list is mainly made up of wines from boutique vineyards all around Greece but focussing on northern domains.
Another must in the city is the Telloglio Institute, one of the oldest art cafes in Thessaloniki. Recently the venue has undergone complete renovation and now sports a new minimal look. The chef, Dimitri Trakas serves a lunch menu from €14 per person. Telloglio is a very popular venue for coffee mornings throughout the year and, especially at the weekends, reservations are advisable.