Recommended Dishes: Fish Fillet With Summer Truffles
Moving on now to the upscale neighborhood of Kolonaki in central Athens, in the foothills of Mount Lycabettus, you’ll find the award-winning seafood restaurant of celebrity Chef Argiro Barbarigou — known throughout Greece as the First Lady of Greek Cuisine. Born on the Greek island of Paros, she brings local knowledge to her dishes and has been raised in a family that prides itself in hospitality, with her parents running the Papadakis Hotel in Paros.
You can expect a whole range of dishes from salads to risottos and pastas with fish as their bases. My favorite is the fish fillet with summer truffles, potatoes, and Santorini wine sauce.
Papadakis restaurant prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients from all over the country, and the restaurant’s Athenian location has indoor and outdoor seating with decor aimed at emulating Barbarigou’s Greek island roots.
If you find yourself on Paros during the summer months, be sure to visit her restaurant there, too.