Aleria dreamy Nights
The night I had a dinner at Aleria restaurant , the weather couldn't decide if it's going to be rainny or not. I had decided though to spend my time there and taste the amazing flavors of Gikas Xenakis.
Aleria restaurant is located in Metaxourgio area and it's very famous about its decoration and its dishes. But Aleria restaurant is more than that. It's an hymn of gastronomy philosophy. The chef, Gikas Xenakis, amazes everyone with the detailed emphasis he gives to the raw materials he uses, for the extra care about the final dish view. All the flavors are a trip to taste.
As a restaurant itself, Aleria is a stylish contemporary restaurant in a Neoclassical villa. From the entrance you are curious to see what is inside. Your eyes are getting wide open, when you see the "quiet" decoration and get surprised about its green courtyard.
This time I tasted eggs with potatoes and truffle. Baked shrimps with apple and dressing from its borth.
Ravioli stuffed by mushrooms with flavored truffle broth. Slowly baked lamp served by sweet potato puree, asparagus, crumble sorrel and cheese dressing.
The dessert was an art of flavor and decoration. Cream of white chocolate, citrus fruit, quince ice - cream and almond sorbet.
Extra credits should be given to the waiters discretion and to all people who are working in.
For the above reasons and many more, Aleria is the restaurant that should not be visited only once.
* All photos featured are taken by me