Hotels in Athens are offering guests to the Greek capital a journey through taste with inspiring menus created especially for Ash Monday (18 March) or “Kathara Deftera” as the day is known in Greece.
For Ash Monday, guests at the Plaza Lounge can enjoy a buffet of fasting cold and warm appetizers, traditional steaming bean soup, a variety of Lenten sweets and ouzo… on the house.
The price is €24 per person. 50% discount for children under 12 years.
From 19 March, lent at the NJV Athens Plaza begins with the most delicious way at The Parliament as chef Yiannis Baxevanis has created a menu with seafood and Greek taste combinations. The menu will be available until Easter.
The Titania Hotel greets Lent with flavors inspired from the diet of ascetic monks of Mount Athos. The monastic cuisine is based on products of the Greek countryside and sea, such as olive oil, legumes, vegetables and seafood.
From Ash Monday (18 March) to Good Friday (3 May), the La Brasserie will serve Lenten dishes daily from an extensive menu specially designed for the Lent season by the hotel’s executive chef Christos Tziliras.
GB Roof Garden Restaurant: Ash Monday Menu
The inspired creations of executive chef Sotiris Evangelou and chef de cuisine Asterios Koustoudis will give a unique touch to the beginning of the 40 days lenting celebration.
Winter Garden City Lounge: Lenten Delights
From Monday 18 March until Friday 3 May, the authentic flavors of Greek wines and beverages as well as the inspired recipes of lenten semolina halvas, promise to journey guests through a memorable tasting experience right before the celebration of the Holy Easter. Price: €11,5 per person.
For Ash Monday the Metropolitan Hotel is offering a traditional Greek celebration with live music and a festive buffet that includes Lenten dishes at the Le Trocadero restaurant. Price per person is €38.
The Radisson Blu Park Hotel is offering an Ash Monday buffet with a glass of wine or a soft drink. Assorted pastries and traditional “lagana” bread available. The price is €27 per person.