Cyprus Culinary Holidays: Delighting in Half Board Premium Gastronomy at the Amavi

Gastronomes have little to fear when heading to Cyprus! With Mediterranean cuisine famed around the world, practically every dish on offer bursts with flavour to give your taste buds a party. And with Cypriots especially keen on using on using fresh local produce, it also means that most meals are guaranteed to be healthy ones.

As the brand-new couples-only Amavi hotel – the latest gem in the Kanika Hotels & Resorts collection – opens its doors by the glistening Paphos coast in February 2019, a world of culinary perfection awaits. With an award-winning team of chefs working hard behind the scenes, the taste treats on offer are the meticulous creations of award-winning chefs, led by Kanika Hotels & Resort’s Group Executive Chef, Andonis Nicolaou, in collaboration with Michelin-starred Chef, Theodor Falser.

Bringing out the best in the Amavi team, Falser has taken advantage of the amazing fresh local and excellent imported ingredients available in Cyprus while taking the restaurants’ individual themes into consideration. Dedicated to creating the very best culinary experiences, Falser has specifically designed the menu of Immenso and Nocturne, having spent several months fine-tuning the recipes and training the team prior to the hotel’s opening. Periodical visits allow him to monitor quality and maintain regular rapport with the team, while he looks forward to meeting future guests.

Here’s an overview of the exceptional dining experience at Amavi, with all guests benefiting from Half Board Premium gastronomy; offering you a dine- around experience in four unique outdoor and indoor restaurants, each with a distinctive style and menu!

  1. Ezaria: A foodie feast in casual style

All about relaxation and casual dining, you can tuck into a wide range of international dishes here, with chefs passionate about using the freshest local ingredients at their show-cooking stations in the open kitchen, preparing delicious flavours from around the world. The name ‘Ezaria’ itself is derived from the Greek word ‘Trapezaria’ (Greek for dining room) to express the abundance and emphasis on fresh local produce that characterise Cyprus kitchens. If you yearn for a glistening sea view, you can kick back in the outdoor seating under open skies, but the indoor airy interior is equally tempting, with its light wood, white granite and turquoise inserts. This restaurant is buffet based, with an alternative à la carte option to please the palate at lunchtime, as well as a rotation of theme nights to excite you come evening.

  1. IMMENSO Restaurant: Ultimate al fresco rooftop dining

How about a dining experience to make you and your loved one feel like you’re right at the very top of the world? Take a seat at the stunning Immenso Pan Asian restaurant and indulge in casual rooftop dining with an exclusive menu by Theodor Falser accompanied by stunning views across the sea, all the way down to Paphos Castle. Aside from the à la carte menu and dishes boasting a brilliant Asian flair, you can also enjoy treats from a healthy Raw Bar. The cascading seating arrangement guarantees amphitheatrical views of the seafront and beach; a unique setting in which to admire the surrounding landscape under starry skies.

  1. Nocturne Mediterranean Dining: Gourmet cuisine with inspirational ambience

Taking fine dining to new levels, a degustation menu with a Mediterranean flair developed by Michelin star chef Falser, is served with live background piano music, with the name ‘Nocturne’ meaning a musical composition inspired by the night. Dress up smart with your other half and enjoy a special rendezvous in the distinctive dining room that boasts an air of exclusivity as intimate and formal ambience converts every meal into a romantic celebration. This is your chance to tantalise your taste buds with the very best Mediterranean flavours, with each carefully crafted recipe comprising innovative ingredients and methods.  Just sit back in a swish velvet booth under smart pendant lighting, raise a glass of fine wine with your partner, and request your favourite song!

  1. Fortolana Restaurant: A seaside culinary treat

Nothing beats dining to the sound of the waves hitting the shore, and Fortolana Restaurant is just about as dreamy as it gets – an outdoor terrace restaurant combining the gems of traditional Cyprus cooking with breath-taking sea views. Delight the palate with traditional island flavours and nautical inspired meals that are as fresh as can be, with handpicked local ingredients given a modern twist that elevates each bite to haute cuisine. Add to that the sounds of gentle waves and fine wine, and you’ll soon be in absolute heaven!

More about Half Board Premium Gastronomy

Developed by an award-winning team of executive chefs and sommeliers, the Half Board Premium offerings balance buffet meals with waiter served contemporary fine dining and fusion menus inspired by Cypriot, Mediterranean and other favourite cuisines from around the world. Dinner options include three à la carte meals a week, one in each themed restaurant, so you can explore different flavours every day, adding a culinary world tour to your Mediterranean holiday. Meals include an aperitif, a bottle of premium wine for two or two beers per person, unlimited juice, soft drinks and mineral water, as well as a premium digestive in the à la carte restaurants, and premium coffee and tea to end your meal.

Find out more about the Amavi here.

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