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Greek Restaurants Scoop Golden Chef Caps

Golden Chef Caps awards
Etrusco, Corfu. (Courtesy of Etrusco Restaurant)

The world of Greek gastronomy celebrated the Χρυσοί Σκούφοι 2018, or Golden Chef Caps Awards, with the triumph of Ettore Botrini’s Etrusco.
This year, the cream of Greek restaurants carried a Corfiot flavor with Botrini’s Etrusco surpassing his performance in last year’s competition.
Ettore Botrini (Etrusco, Corfu and Botrini, Athens). (Photo courtesy of Simposio News).

Etrusco received two Golden Chef Caps for his cuisine which explores his personal memories of the Ionian Islands — Corfu in particular — as well as Italy, embellishing amazing creations with inventive combinations and impeccable technique.
The second Greek restaurant was the Athenian Funky Gourmet by Nikos Roussos and Georgiana Hiliadakis.
Funky Gourmet’s Rib Eye Tartare (Courtesy of Kefalonia Press).

In order to grant these awards, both the Athinorama and Alpha Guide’s tasting team traveled thousands of miles, tasting nearly 6,500 dishes in hundreds of restaurants and taverns across the country.
This year, the Golden Chef Cap was awarded to 24 restaurants from all over the country. Two received the award for the first time while five of the award-winning restaurants exclusively create Greek cuisine.
Out of the 24 Golden Chef Caps Awards, 15 belong to different hotels all over Greece.
The prize from the audience was awarded to Varoulko Seaside, from Lefteris Lazarou.
Varulko Seaside (Courtesy of Trip Expert).

Awarded Restaurants Golden Chef Caps 2018

Etrusco, Corfu
Funky Gourmet, Athens
Botrini’s, Αthens
Varoulko Seaside, Αthens
Spondi (Σπονδή), Αthens
Fresco, Chalkidiki
Matsuhisa Mykonos, Mykonos
Ocean Restaurant, Crete
Squirrel, Chalkidiki
Treehouse, Chalkidiki
Tudor Hall, Αthens
Alfredo’s Grand Dining, Thessaloniki
Calypso, Crete
CTC, Αthens
GB Roof Garden, Αthens
Hytra, Αthens
Kukumablos (Κουκούμαβλος), Santorini
Lycabettus, Santorini
Noble Gourmet Restaurant, Rhodes
Tomatoes (Ντομάτα), Chalkidiki
Patio, Αthes
Premiere, Αthens
Selini (Σελήνη), Santorini
Water Restaurant, Chalkidiki
Audience Award: Varoulko Seaside, Αthens

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