Fodor's Expert Review Etrusco
The Botrini family restaurant is considered one of the best in Greece (the Athens branch has a Michelin star), and it certainly can be classed as among the most inventive, offering a menu of Italian- and Greek-inspired dishes. Chef Ettore Botrini demonstrates his flawless technique with a big blast of creativity on the molecular gastronomy front. You know dinner will be a marvel when the amuse bouche arrives, followed by appetizers such as carpaccio of octopus or swordfish, feta cheese "snow" and risotto with turmeric and sea urchin. A main course choice might be a variation of Corfu Tsigarelli (a dish with greens, onions, and tomatoes), or maybe slow-cooked belly pork with Granny Smith apple puree. Rounding out the experience is the cozy and modern decor, with the best tables—often booked solid with chic and wealthy Corfiots—set out in a large and charmingly antique courtyard. Just save your pennies and make your reservations now.
Kato Korakiana, Corfu 49100, Greece
- Elaborate tasting menus with wine pairings
- Homemade pappardelle with duck and blueberries
- Desserts, including goat-cheese ice cream and chocolate Bonnet