Bistro Lutetia at Somewhere: Athens Riviera Dining

Offering a classic Athens Riviera dining ambiance, Bistro Lutetia is the culinary charm at Somewhere, the new luxury boutique hotel in the Greek capital.

Somewhere Hotel in Athens

At Somewhere, you’ll find it. That somewhere is right on the ground floor of the five-star hotel named Somewhere, a new boutique luxury addition to Athens.

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The hotel’s restaurant Bistro Lutetia is part of the venue’s fine charm, a convergence of clean earthen lines and modern calm aesthetic.

 

The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor dining areas.


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Indoor dining area at Bistro Lutetia.

The dining patio was a quiet space. It featured a bar just steps away from Somewhere’s sparkling rectangular pool and sunbathing lawn.

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Outdoor dining area at Bistro Lutetia in Vouliagmeni.

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Athens City Pass
It’s summer in Greece! So, of course, our group took seats outdoors where we were surrounded by a lovely Mediterranean evening and the lush greenery of the property.

As the sun sets. View from Somewhere.

As the sun sets. View from Somewhere.

With the not-too-distant seafront framing the view on the open-air dining patio, it was starting to be that quintessential Athens Riviera dining experience. It was only completed by sipping some pre-dinner creative cocktails by the pool.

Dining with my Travel Bloggers Greece blogger friends!

Dining with my Travel Bloggers Greece blogger friends!


Bistro Lutetia in Athens: The Menu

 

Behind Bistro Lutetia’s menu is chef Christoforos Peskias, an award-winning chef who has built the names of some of the top restaurants in Greece.

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Next, I particularly enjoyed the flavorful mozzarella di buffalo, a plate of baked cherry tomatoes and crispy prosciutto.

There’s something about the bite and wholeness of quinoa.  Bistro Lutetia did it well, as a salad with peas, avocado, cucumber and a honey-lemon vinaigrette.

The menu of main courses is a range of selected Mediterranean flavors as well as classic international dishes with a Greek touch.

The grilled tenderloin with mashed celeriac and vinsanto wine sauce was a delicious main dish to sample. Roasted chicken, served with baby potatoes and a tangy gravy sauce, was a hearty delight.

Grilled grouper, served with peas puree and steamed vegetables, featured a tasteful prosecco sauce.

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Bistro Lutetia Dessert Surprise

In all these years living in Greece, I hadn’t had the chance to order one of the classic American desserts: key lime pie.  Yet, there it was in front of me, and it impressed.

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Oh my! Key lime pie.

The tangy lime cream and a perfect crumbly crust paired well with a scoop of mango sorbet.  Chef Peskias’ experience living in the U.S. certainly influenced this addition to the bistro’s dessert list.

Dining at Bistro Lutetia

Overall, I recommend this new addition to Athens’ dining scene.  I loved the outdoor patio and the dishes were diverse and satisfying. Living in the center of the capital, I often forget how lovely it is to be out and about by the Greek sea.

For a quiet place to have a quality cocktail, Bistro Lutetia fits the bill too. Before or after you can have a lovely walk since Somewhere is just a stone’s throw away from a walk on the promenades of the beautiful Athens Riviera.

Oh, and I definitely know where to go for some real American key lime pie!

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Bistro Lutetia
Somewhere Boutique Hotel
www.somewhere-hotels.com/athens-home/
1 Agiou Panteleimonos Str. & Dios Street
Vouliagmeni, 166 71
Tel : +30 210 96 70000

From € 60 per person (including glass of wine, appetizer, main dish and dessert)

Have you ever dined in the Athens Riviera?

Comments (2)

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    pinayskattebasse

    oh wow what I want some esp the mozzarella di buffalo. 🙂 Very nice hotel too with a unusual name? 🙂

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      Marissa Tejada

      Something about mozzarella huh! Yes, unusual indeed.

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