Mr E, Thira Santorini
Written By Lena Harizopoulos
Mr E is a brand new lifestyle restaurant at Santorini that aspires to bring a new air of dining on the island.
Located at Fira, it definitely is something the island was missing: a true lifestyle restaurant with a solid gastronomical identity that to my surprise is also value for money.
It's name I believe is to the spot and encompasses exactly what this place is all about: very cosmopolitan - at least it looks like - and also very engaging in terms of flavors, ambience and view.
Alex Tsiotinis, the chef who signs the menu has managed to put together fine Greek ingredients and create dishes that I am sure all international guests would like to taste when in a destination like Santorini, Greece.
The menu has definitely got a few unconventional touches like the crab dish wrapped on a souvlaki pitta which was actually very good, the rest of the menu is definitely one step further than its competition mixing and matching ingredients in a creative way but without going over the top.
The truth is that I have great expectation of the chef so it would be interesting mid-season to go back and see how is the restaurant evolving.
Piece de resistance:
The Greek style paella with orzo pasta, fresh oysters, shrimps and salami from Lefkada island
The seabass fillet with ginger avgolemono sauce.
Dessert To die For:
The chocolate bar with crispy feuilletine and salty caramel.
The wine list is maybe the only thing that needs to be revised or even sort of enriched with more local labels and more by the glass options.
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