Santorini, Greece

Aug 2013

Melina Chomata is a shy woman. She’s got sweet and sincere eyes and a thin frame under the white chef uniform. She works tirelessly in the kitchen of the Vinsanto restaurant in the medieval village of Megalochori (meaning “big village” in Greek). The flavours of her plates are delicate and intense at the same time, just like the heart of their Chef and the sleepy but powerful volcanic soul of the island. Wild wheat risotto with sautéed calamari and thyme, phyllo pastry cigars with beef in fresh tomato sauce, tender cockerel on semolina and cheese cream with potatoes and chocolate mousse with pistachio flakes. For a special culinary experience in a quiet, secluded village that seems to have stopped in a magical and ancestral time.


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