The picturesque island of Santorini has become home to an extraordinary culinary venture that is set to redefine gastronomy on the island.
Kivotos Santorini‘s signature restaurant, MAVRO, has been elevated further with the arrival of renowned Chef Dimitris Katrivesis. This remarkable addition to the culinary scene promises a dining experience like no other, blending tradition and innovation to create an unparalleled feast for the senses.
An Oasis of Culinary Delights
Renowned for its captivating volcanic landscape, Kivotos Santorini has created an extraordinary dining experience at MAVRO, elevating it to new heights.
Chef Dimitris Katrivesis curates tantalizing tasting menus, carefully crafted using locally sourced ingredients and drawing inspiration from the rich culinary heritage of the Cyclades. The hotel’s unique all-black architecture serves as a backdrop, adding a touch of drama to the culinary masterpieces presented on each plate.
Unveiling the Inspiration
Chef Dimitris Katrivesis’s culinary philosophy revolves around the concept of “Tradinovation,” where tradition and innovation intertwine harmoniously. By infusing local ingredients, traditional recipes, ancient cooking techniques, and global culinary influences, Chef Katrivesis showcases his expertise and passion for the Cycladic culinary legacy.
Regarding this new gastronomic experience, Head Chef Dimitris Katrivesis shares, “Our mission is to create an evocative culinary experience that pays homage to Greek traditions, incorporating bold flavours and captivating aromas that resonate with the unique views of Santorini’s caldera. Our menu prominently features robata, an open-fire cooking method, and embraces the Greek ‘moirasma’ style of dining, which promotes sharing and camaraderie. Through a modern lens, we celebrate the purity and authenticity of Greek cuisine while intertwining it with our rich cultural heritage.”
Chef Katrivesis’s menus are a testament to his commitment to seasonal excellence. With a focus on the bountiful sea and shores of Santorini, he presents tapas-style small dishes for sharing. Each plate is meticulously prepared, incorporating the freshest seafood sourced daily from local fishermen in nearby villages.
The dishes pay tribute to the Cycladic cooking practices, expertly blending tradition and innovation. The restaurant’s all-black design serves as an inspiration, resulting in bold and creative culinary compositions that leave a lasting impression.
A Lunar Gastronomic Journey
Step into the elegant and ethereal ambience of MAVRO, named after the hotel’s striking all-black architecture that symbolizes Santorini’s volcanic heritage. The restaurant invites guests to embark on a sensory journey through three new tasting menus, each named after a stage of the moon: “Full Moon,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” and “Half Moon.”
The “Full Moon” experience is an 8-stage degustation menu, while the “Dark Side of the Moon” experience offers a vegan degustation menu with 6 stages. Lastly, the “Half Moon” experience is a 6-stage degustation menu. These culinary adventures incorporate fresh seafood, cooked over an open fire, and pay homage to the restaurant’s unique all-black design.
An Enchanting Setting
Situated atop the majestic Santorini caldera, MAVRO offers an unparalleled setting for a truly enchanting dining experience. Dine al fresco and immerse yourself in the primal beauty of the volcanic cliffs while enjoying unobstructed panoramic views of the Aegean Sea – a rare treasure on this popular island.
MAVRO aims to captivate both leisure enthusiasts and food connoisseurs with its unforgettable day-to-night experiences. Whether you seek relaxation under the Mediterranean sun or crave a culinary adventure, the restaurant has something exceptional to offer.
A Sun-Kissed Delight
During the day, indulge in the Mediterranean sunshine on MAVRO’s pool terrace, where you can unwind on comfortable sunbeds while sipping on hand-crafted cocktails.
The restaurant’s extensive beverage selection ensures there’s something for everyone, accompanied by a delightful array of bites to satiate your appetite. From refreshing beverages to delectable snacks, every aspect of your poolside experience is designed to exceed your expectations.
Cocktails Crafted to Perfection
As the sun begins to set, venture into the brand-new lounge bar at MAVRO, where you can revel in signature cocktails that will tantalize your taste buds from dusk till dawn. The bar menu showcases Mediterranean-style small plates, including mezze, delightful small dishes, and enticing platters.
Inspired by the gastronomic highlights of Santorini and the Cyclades islands, the menu captures the essence of the region, complemented by traditional desserts with a chef’s innovative twist. Moreover, the menu proudly features exciting seasonal produce sourced directly from the bountiful seas and shores of Santorini, such as the large deep-sea scarlet prawns known as Carabineiro and exquisite amberjack fish from the Cyclades islands.
Spectacular Sunset Soiree
As the day transitions into the evening, prepare to witness the awe-inspiring sunset for which Santorini is renowned. Positioned on the hotel’s terrace, which gracefully hangs above the Aegean Sea, you’ll have a front-row seat to this breathtaking natural spectacle.
Take a moment to relax and immerse yourself in the extraordinary technicolour views while savouring a glass of your preferred wine or champagne, accompanied by your loved ones. To enhance this magical experience, MAVRO presents a curated program of Sun Rituals, celebrating the primal powers of the sun. These rituals add a touch of mystique to the occasion, ensuring that your sunset experience at MAVRO will leave an indelible mark on your memories.
A Celebration of Life’s Moments
MAVRO serves as a reminder that life should be celebrated at every opportunity. Combining its picture-perfect setting with the warm Greek hospitality of the Kivotos brand, every occasion becomes an unforgettable affair. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of culinary excellence, breathtaking views, and enchanting ambience, and allow MAVRO to create a memorable journey through taste, sight, and emotion.
With the grand opening of MAVRO approaching on the 4th of June, mark your calendars and prepare to embark on a gastronomic adventure like no other. Santorini’s newest culinary gem, led by Chef Dimitris Katrivesis, awaits to dazzle your senses, leaving you with a lasting impression of the island’s unparalleled beauty and the artistry of Cycladic cuisine.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary dining experience at Kivotos Santorini’s MAVRO – where tradition, innovation, and culinary passion converge in a symphony of flavours.