Since it opened to much fanfare last year, the only thing holding back the marvelous Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, in our opinion, has been the lack of proper eat-in establishments. It’s been a lovely experience picnicking out on the Great Lawn – along with the great buffet of family entertainment that’s always on offer. But we’d be lying if we said we weren’t thrilled to hear that two new food and beverage concepts (where you can dine-in or take-out) have now arrived at SNFCC. There’s the bright and breezy indoor Agora Bistro, specializing in creative summer salads and super tempting desserts, and the chilled and cheerful Canal Café, where you can sit by the water and choose from a fabulous range of imaginative and healthy choices.
The ones that caught our eye were: the roasted vegetable briam with brown rice, rocket and pine nut; lemony orzo pasta with marinated shrimps, roasted peppers and feta; chickpeas with roasted peppers, parsley, basil, and orange dressing; cold cucumber soup with mint; and farmer’s bread with avocado, fresh chicken and hummus. The Canal Café is powered by the same folk who brought us Kolonaki’s popular IT restaurant on Skoufa, a stylish eat-in restaurant with a strong accent on wholesome, high-quality nutritious meals, served in an eco-friendly modern setting.
P.S. IT also now has a take-away and delivery branch in Pangrati – IT on the Go – where the food concept is designed by Andreas Lagos, the same chef who also created IT’s initial restaurant philosophy.
Insider Weekly, July 12, 2017.