Vassilenas menu 1990-2010


We would like to extend our appreciation for your enthusiastic response to the first of our thematic menus. Thanks to your keen support, we filled the restaurant. We sincerely apologize to those of you whom we could not accommodate, and hope to see you at Vassilenas again soon.

Decades after Vassilenas’ menu degustation was introduced, it remains the trademark of the restaurant. The renowned Greek artist Nikos Hadjikyriakos Ghikas, in a glowing tribute to Giorgos Vassilenas in 1993, wrote: “Giorgos, after his father, still has the best restaurant in Attica”, while in 2010 the American jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, describes her gastronomy experience with a two-page ode to Vassilenas.

In the following decades, Greek cuisine takes centerstage in Vassilenas’ menu. Over the years, the techniques evolve, new materials that enrich traditional recipes are added, with the same objective: the creation of an effortless, enhanced Greek cuisine.

Around the same time, pioneering Greek winemakers begin to gingerly venture into modern winemaking and the exploitation and promotion of the Greek vineyard.

We recommend that the second menu is paired with the wonderful Greek varieties of Moschofilero, Assyrtiko and Agiorgitiko, offered at a 30% discount.

We will be waiting for you from Wednesday 20/7 to Saturday 23/7 to experience a selection of the menus from those two decades.

The menu

  • Greek salad with feta garnished with fresh oregano and chili flakes
  • Taramosalata (Fish roe spread)
  • Marinated anchovies with tomato marmalade
  • Fava bean puree with raspberry, ginger and caper chutney
  • Salmon in two stages: marinated and grilled, with a pepper-spice crust
  • Cod fritters with garlic mayonnaise and grilled beets
  • Orzo pasta with shrimps
  • Pork with celery
  • Semolina halva

Price €25