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The Belvedere Club – Mykonos, Greece

I found out about this restaurant from the chef himself, George Calombaris, whose restaurant The Press Club I went to in Melbourne back in March.  Our first night in Mykonos we decided to stay at the hotel and try The Belvedere Club out.  What a great first dinner!  The setting was beautiful and serene with tables set out by the gorgeously illuminated pool.

We started with the truffle pita (I can never ignore a dish that involves truffles) as well as the saganaki, crispy calamari chips (too curious not to try them:)) and the traditional horiatiki Greek salad.  All were wonderful!  The calamari chips were especially interesting – they resembled thinly shaved and fried onion rings but were much lighter and were very pleasing.  Because we splurged on our appetizers, we ordered the fresh fish of the day to split which ended up being plenty of food.  And of course we saved room for dessert!  The warm chocolate pudding with hot white chocolate sauce didn’t disappoint.  Perfect ending to a delicious Greek meal!

Grilled pita bread with truffle oil & black salt

Crispy calamari chips, garlic mayonaise and lemon

Saganaki

“Horiatki” Greek salad

Fish of the day

Warm chocolate pudding with hot white chocolate sauce

Sakis – Mykonos, Greece

While strolling around the island of Mykonos we came upon Sakis, a very popular gyro spot to both locals and tourists.  The fact that it was packed was a great sign!  I’m not sure if you know this but in Greece, traditional gyros have fries in them…kind of like a California burrito…amazing!  How come we don’t do that in the states?  I opted for the authentic “pita gyro” made with pork and topped with tzatziki, tomatoes, onions and fries…SO good!  This place is busy for a reason.  By far the best on the island!  And you can’t beat the price – €2.50 euro – cheap!

 

 

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