‘Piatakia‘ means ‘saucers’ in Greek. Located on the horrendously touristy Leontos street in the modern quarter of Rhodes, this cute cosy restaurant is run by two Swedish Greeks, chefs Daniel Kyramarios and Sylvia Palermo. Bringing quirky Nordic inventiveness to classic Greek and Mediterranean ingredients and tastes, Piatakia is such a great gastronomic experience one shouldn’t miss on Rhodes.
Piatakia’s Popular 11-course Tasting Menu
Can’t decide what to have and really want to try everything? Piatakia has this popular option of an 11-course tasting menu. Each course is a small tapas-sized sharing plate, and you get to savour the newest takes on the freshest ingredients the chefs can procure that week. Our very friendly Scottish server not only explains the dishes and the ingredients very well, she also advised us on what Rhodian or Greek wine to pair the dishes with.
Everything is locally produced and the wines come from their supplier in the medieval city.
Piatakia was truly an unexpected find in Rhodes. My favourites from Piatakia’s tasting menu was the seafood risotto (a popular favourite of all guests, I heard) and the grilled lamb.
If you are ever in Rhodes and on the hunt for gastronomic experience, try out Piatakia.
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