Lefteris Lazarou’s name is synonymous with pescatarian fine dining in Greece and abroad. Despite his rather humble beginnings -like his father before him, he started as a ship cook- the nowadays acclaimed culinarian worked his way up to the top of the international gastronomic scene, demonstrating his culinary creativity and prowess time and again. Amalgamating influences from all over the world, whilst based on fresh seasonal material and the Aegean that’s right on our backyard, his signature take on seafood-based Greek cuisine has earned him a coveted Michelin star and a reputation that exceeds the country’s borders. It is no wonder then that his restaurant, Varoulko, steadfastly features amongst the best in Greece’s thriving food scene for 20 years now.
This wouldn’t have been possible however without the key contribution of Ioannis Parikos:
Staring his career on the side of Lazarou, he evolved and flourished through a range of stellar collaborations with a host of internationally famed establishments such as the Bristol in Paris. Parikos is nowadays one of the most talented and respected Greek culinarians and the head chef of Varoulko.
Fine dining in Paros: Yria’s Nefeli Restaurant teams up with Lefteris Lazarou
The good news for foodies planning on visiting Paros in 2020 is that the island’s premier Boutique Hotel & Spa, the Yria, has just inaugurated a collaboration with the star-studded restaurant: So this year Lazarou and Parikos will be creating their magic at the Nefeli fine dining restaurant in Paros, against a stunning sea view backdrop, amidst an idyllic verdant setting. Yet if you are looking for utmost privacy -and that’s not to mention a most unforgettable romantic experience- their trademark creations may be sampled -and savored- at the comfort of your Yria luxury Room, Maisonette, or Suite with room service; or even in your private villa rental.
Nefeli restaurant: The premier destination for fine dining in Paros
Epitomizing the concept of fine dining in Paros, Nefeli restaurant offers yet another excellent reason for which to select Yria’s luxurious world.
Advocating that great food ranks very high amongst holiday’s delights, the Yria Luxury Hotel Resort in Paros, takes matters of the palate very seriously. With its distinctly epicurean philosophy, this best Paros hotel pays meticulous attention to its gastronomic offerings; while never rests on its laurels: Its latest collaboration with Lazarou and Parikos on the role of Nefeli’s consulting chefs is but an example of a long list of delectable synergies. The kind that have secured Yria the title of the top destination for fine dining in Paros.
Fine dining in Paros and other great reasons for which to choose the Yria
Gastronomy aside, the Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa stands out for a variety of other reasons: Inspired by the postcard-pretty, archetypal island settlements, nestled amongst an oasis of vineyards, trees, and wildlife, at the heart of gorgeous Parasporos bay, Yria blends Cycladic chic with the latest amenities and a vast array of bespoke services, thereby justly constituting the top choice among Paros cognoscenti.
To suit different party sizes and individual preferences, Yria offers a wide variety of lodging types: from the superior, romantic double rooms, elegant junior suites, two storey family maisonettes, luxurious executive suites, beautifully appointed suites with their own private infinity pool, to the spacious home away from home, residence suite, or the expansive, gorgeous Yria Ktima white stone, private pool Villa. Yet though addressing diverse preferences and needs, all accommodation options are designed to offer the utmost in indulgent living. Bottom line, this is what the Yria boutique hotel & spa is all about: Making sure you’re left with fond memories, as you go about experiencing the best of what Paros has to offer. Simply put whether lounging on the side of the pool or luxuriating in a rejuvenating, soothing massage at the spa, the Yria is here to elevate your holidays in Paros island to unprecedented heights.