Mar-Bella Collection Launches the Fourth Series of Greek Chefs Abroad

The Mar-Bella Collection is a firm favourite of the ARCADIA team. This incredible family-owned trio of three five-star luxury hotels are located around the Ionian Sea in Greece. Each hotel in the Mar-Bella Collection has been meticulously curated to provide a truly unforgettable experience for its guests.

The journey began with the iconic MarBella in Corfu, which revolutionised luxury holidays in Corfu when it opened 50 years ago. Today, it offers a seamless family-friendly experience ideal for multi-generational families. In 2018, the collection expanded with the adults-only Nido, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World property that provides a tranquil retreat for couples and groups of friends exploring Corfu.

Last but certainly not least is the new kid on the block, Elix, opened in 2021 on the Ionian coast of mainland Greece. This beautiful hotel is perfect for those seeking active outdoor adventures and was featured on Condé Nast Traveller’s 2022 Hotlist for its “unbeatable location.”

All three hotels consistently receive accolades at the Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards, reflecting their popularity among new and returning guests. Each property offers a wide range of tailor-made activities and exclusive services, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the local culture and surroundings, enhancing Mar-Bella Collection’s reputation as the most prestigious and sought-after luxury family destination in Corfu and Parga.

Following its stratospheric success, Mar-Bella Collection is launching the fourth series of its beloved Greek Chef’s Abroad. This program brings celebrated Greek chefs back to Greece for the summer season to create imaginative menus and pop-up experiences at two of their properties: Nido in Corfu and Elix near Parga.

This season will feature a fusion of cultural influences and flavours, with Greek chefs from Brussels, Bangkok, New York, and Vienna.

Highlights include two-Michelin-starred chef Konstantin Filippou from Vienna’s Restaurant Konstantin Filippou, internationally acclaimed executive chef Nicholas Poulmentis of Noema in Long Island, New York, Japanese-inspired minimalist chef Dimitrios Moudios of Ore in Bangkok, and sustainable chef Georges Athanassopoulos of Màloma in Brussels.

The ARCADIA team have attended two of these incredible programs and were left speechless by the innovation and skill of these phenomenal chefs. This is a culinary adventure that you won’t want to miss…

Greek Chefs Abroad Series 4:

Konstantin Filippou – 13 July, Nido   

Konstantin Filippou is a Greek-Austrian restaurateur and head chef of Vienna-based restaurant, Restaurant Konstantin Filippou. His menu consists solely of fish and seafood, reflecting his love of the water and the quality produce that lives in it. Culinary compositions include amur carp, salmon trout, crayfish, whitefish, catfish, langoustines, sardines, mussels and red prawn. The highly decorated two-Michelin starred chef boasts achievements including “Trophée Gourmet” A La Carte: Austria’s Most Creative Chef 2011, Gault Millau: Chef of the year 2016, Gault Millau 2024: 5 bonnets (19 points), Guide Michelin 2023: 2 stars and A la carte 2023: 99 points. 

Dimitrios Moudios – 3 August, Elix    

Dimitros Moudios opened his restaurant Ore earlier this year in Bangkok. The restaurant, deriving from the Greek term ‘something beautiful’, draws on the simplicity and elegance of a minimalist Japanese lifestyle and focuses on ‘water’, bringing fresh spring water sourced from Sai Yok to ensure a pure base for its unique style of cooking. Dimitrios has been in the culinary scene since he was 14; prior to Bangkok he was in Berlin at Ernst restaurant, as well as hot footing around the world, linking up with Rodolfo Guzmán for a Boragó pop-up in Madrid and prior to that, Santiago.    

Nicholas Poulmentis – 6 September, Elix   

Nicholas Poulmentis, executive chef of Noema in Long Island, New York has left an indelible mark on  the culinary world. His innovative interpretation of Greek cuisine has garnered international acclaim and a celebrated spot on the Food Network’s Chopped Champion. Born in New York to Greek parents, he moved to Greece at a young age and spent his formative years on the Greek island of Kythira. Nicholas has showcased his culinary finesse at the White House, fusing flavours of two worlds to preserve culture and tradition through the art of cooking. Nicholas will collaborate with Elix head chef Dimitris Kakalikidis to create a mouthwatering symphony that transcends borders.   

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