An Unforgettable Greek Meal at Molyvos on April 17April 11, 2013 - by City Guide News Desk
On Wednesday, April 17, Molyvos Executive Chef Jim Botsacos honors the distinct culinary heritage and unique wines of the Greek Island of Santorini by welcoming Chef Nikos Boukis of Restaurant Selene into the Molyvos kitchen for a collaborative wine-paired dinner. The four-course dinner ($75) featuring imaginative dishes from Chef Boukis with wines paired by Molyvos Sommelier Kamal Kouiri is part of “Taste Santorini,”a series of events taking place in New York City from April 16-19.
In honor of the event, Molyvos is also offering 25 wines from Santorini by-the-glass throughout the month of April.
Located in the beautifully preserved, quiet village of Pyrgos, Restaurant Selene is one of Santorini’s most acclaimed restaurants known for infusing traditional dishes with modern sensibilities. Since opening 27 years ago, Restaurant Selene has been featured in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and Food & Wine.
“Taste Santorini” is part of the 2013 Year of Gastronomy in Santorini, a multidimensional initiative connecting the islands past with its present highlighting the unique agricultural products that grow from the islands volcanic soil.
The Santorini Winemakers’ Dinner menu:
Tomato Fritter Sticks, Fava Mayonnaise
Crispy Feta Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Marmalade
Gavalas Santorini 2011
Argyros Assyrtiko 2012
Karamolegos Santorini 2011
Herb-Stuffed Red Mullet, Lemon Fava Fricassee
Koutsoyiannopoulos Santorini 2011
Sigalas Santorini 2012
Chilled Tomato Soup
Lamb Confit in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Spring Vegetables
Gaia Wild Ferment 2012
Boutari Kallisti Reserve 2007
Hatzidakis Nykteri 2009
Mastiha Scented Candied Fava Cream, Vinsanto Poached Cherry Tomatoes and Strawberries
Santo Wines Vinsanto 2004
Canava Roussos Vinsanto 2001
The collaborative four-course prix-fixe including wine pairings is $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, please contact Molyvos at 212-582-7500, or visit them online at molyvos.com. For more information about Molyvos, visit molyvos.com. For more information about “Taste Santorini,” visit tastesantorini.com.
Molyvos is part of Livanos Restaurant Group, a family of restaurants in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, which includes Abboccato, Michelin-Starred Oceana, City Limits Diner, Moderne Barn, and Burger Deluxe. Executive Chef/Partner Jim Botsacos prepares Molyvos’s soulful Greek cuisine by revitalizing traditional recipes and utilizing the superior ingredients available to him in New York, such as prime meats, greenmarket vegetables, day boat fish, and fresh herbs, along with his “New Greek Cuisine” Olive Oil. The restaurant is located 871 Seventh Avenue New York, NY. For more information, visit molyvos.com.