Fabrica tou Efrosinou
The chef of this homely restaurant in the area of Koukaki, Giorgos Gatsos, was taught the art of cooking by monks on Mount Athos, Greece’s large monasterial community which is revered in the Eastern Orthodox world. He went on to create Fabrica tou Εfrosinou, a space with minimal tables, wooden chairs and understated decor – except for the bronze chandeliers – to honour Mount Athos as well as Saint Efrosinos, who is known as the patron saint of cooks. Gatsos prepares his dishes based on traditional recipes and flavours coming from northern Greece, using organic produce provided by suppliers from all over the country. Don’t miss the delicious chips from Sparta paired with soft touloumoturi cheese from Kozani or the mushrooms sautéed with wine and onions.