The Spirit of Sani Gourmet
Since 2006, Sani Gourmet has brought together cultures, flavours and traditions from around the globe, with each year dedicated to a new gastronomic theme. Throughout the season, sample the fine flavours of Greece, uncover hidden gourmet treasures from Southern France, or marvel at the artistry of Japanese tradition. Expertly prepared by acclaimed Michelin-starred chefs, using fresh ingredients plucked from nearby nature, these culinary creations are as beautiful as they are delicious.
SANI GOURMET 2023
SAVOUR THE STARS
This year we’re paying homage to the international gastronomic scene for our annual haute cuisine celebration, Sani Gourmet. Hosting the very elite of gastronomy, 5 renowned Michelin-starred chefs will each prepare a sumptuous dinner over the course of July and August exclusively for the occasion. The revered chefs will take over our kitchens, creating mouth-watering degustation menus inspired by their signature dishes and showcasing their expertise and culinary mastery. Each menu will be perfectly paired with fine Greek and international wines expertly selected by our sommeliers.
SANI GOURMET 2023
7 JULY 2023
With limitless creativity, the Korean born Chef Akira Back has reshaped modern Japanese dining. Chef Akira Back's name is synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine and exquisite taste in the restaurant and hospitality industry. A first-class and world-renowned chef, he has triumphantly built a global empire over the past two decades with restaurants in 25 locations around the world, including 9 more coming soon.
In addition to his lengthy resume and numerous accolades, including being awarded a Michelin star for his innovative restaurant, DOSA in Seoul, South Korea, Chef Back is persistently at the forefront of innovation and artistry, creating magical and unique dishes that guests can enjoy this July attending an exclusive dinner hosted at Elia restaurant, as part of Sani Gourmet.
22 JULY 2023
A fourth generation French chef with an unerring fascination in food, Hélène Darroze boasts 6 Michelin Stars, with 3 for the restaurant Hélène Darroze at the Connaught in London, 2 for Marsan par Hélène Darroze in Paris and 1 for Hélène Darroze à Villa La Coste in Provence. Working with seasonal produce carefully sourced from farmers, makers and growers, Hélène Darroze cooks as she loves: with passion, sincerity, authenticity, and a respect for the terroir and the culture of the places where she operates. With her every menu a reflection of her personal tastes, Sani Gourmet is delighted to present an exclusive dinner created by Darroze at Elia restaurant this July.
29 JULY 2023
CHRISTIAN LE SQUER
With signature dishes such as turbot flesh with truffled emulsion of ratte potatoes, the French Chef Christian Le Squer reinterprets traditional French dishes refining the flavours to suit the lighter, softer flavours preferred by contemporary diners. The culinary master behind 3 Michelin stars, Le Squer received his first in 1996 at the Café de la Paix at the tender age of 34, his second and third at Pavillion Ledoyen off the Champs-Elysees, before then winning the prestigious third star again at Le Cinq at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, where he has held the position of executive chef since 2012.
Savour his sumptuous dishes at Elia restaurant this July, enjoying an exclusive dinner as part of Sani Gourmet.
5 AUGUST 2023
Stéphanie Le Quellec
With an innate understanding of flavour and lacking pretension, the 2 Michelin-starred French Chef, Stéphanie Le Quellec gained her first star in 2014, followed by a second in 2019, for the Prince De Galles Hotel. In 2020, it is in her own Parisian restaurant, La Scène par Stéphanie Le Quellec, that she collected 2 Michelin stars for the second time. Inspired by the cuisine of Southern France and using only the most exceptional produce, Le Quellec applies a purist approach and sophisticated simplicity to her dishes, devising menus that are short, effective, seasonal and fun. Dine upon her mouth-watering creations this August at Water restaurant, attending an exclusive dinner as part of Sani Gourmet.
12 AUGUST 2023
Spanish twins, Sergio and Javier Torres, were always going to be chefs. Their grandmother, they say, ‘inadvertently instilled in us a love of cooking,’ and by the age of 14 they’d both been accepted into culinary school. Cleverly they honed their skills in different stations and kitchens, amassing a multitude of skills between them. Their innovative cuisine speaks of Spanish tradition and childhood memories, earning them 3 Michelin stars over the years for their Barcelona restaurant, Cocina Hermanos Torres, as well as a Michelin green star. Bringing their spectacular plates to Sani Gourmet, Javier Torres shall prepare an exclusive dinner at Elia restaurant this August.
Lose yourself in the vibrant flavours of the world at two of Sani Gourmet’s prestigious dining destinations. Representing the visions of passionate, renowned Michelin-starred chefs, Sani’s Elia and Water restaurants provide exquisite settings for mouth-watering menus, perfectly paired wines and five-star service.
Delight in Elia’s modern take on authentic Greek cuisine, dining al fresco at Porto Sani.
The gastronomic flagship of Sani Resort, Water restaurant welcomes guests to a captivating dining experience.
SANI GOURMET 2022
In honour of the festival’s 15th year, we celebrated the Greek culinary scene. A scene in which contemporary Greek chefs have embraced the gastronomic elements of a multitude of cuisines and fused them with their own culinary backgrounds. Working alongside Sani's executive chefs, the A-list of contemporary Greek chefs created degustation menus for the occasion - each inspired by their signature dishes and perfectly paired with Greek and International wine labels.