Relais & Châteaux Gourmet Festival: 8th - 10th of June 2018
Elounda Mare hotel, is proud to announce the continuation of its participation in the Gourmet Events of Relais & Châteaux. We offer guests the opportunity to experience various extraordinary culinary events. 
Le Phébus & Spa Boutique Hotel restaurant chef, Xavier Mathieu, will be creating a 4 hands Relais et Châteaux Gourmet Festival Gala Dinner, along with Old Mill restaurant Relais & Châteaux chef, Antonis Petrellis, an explosion of creative tastes, taking guests on a journey through their palate.
Visits to local producers, wine tasting, local “Raki” tasting and many more events will take place during this exquisite journey.
A few words by 1 étoile Michelin chef Xavier Mathieu:
"I grew up in Marseilles, and Provence is in my blood. Research, technique and precision... but above all a sense of flavour and inspiration: each dish is a variation on its origins. To be discovered."
The Daily Program of the Gourmet Festival
Friday June 8th
12:00-14:00: Cheese degustation paired with local wines, by Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux sommelier Babis Papadatos.
19:00: Cocktail buffet with local produce, variety of wine & “Raki”. Fish night @ the Yacht Club restaurant.
Saturday June 9th
9:30-13:30: Honey production visit for beehives, snack buffet offered on location.
19:30 : 4 hands Relais et Châteaux Gourmet Festival Gala Dinner by  Xavier Mathieu 1 étoile Michelin chef @ Phébus & Spa, Gordes & Antonis Petrellis chef @ the Old Mill restaurant.  Wine selection by the sommelier of Elounda Mare, Babis Papadatos.
Sunday June 10th 
12:00-14:00 : Preparation of a speciality dish by Xavier Mathieu 1 étoile Michelin along with wine pairing by Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux sommelier Babis Papadatos. Followed by 3-course set menu lunch & wine @ the Yacht Club restaurant of Elounda Mare hotel.
The Gourmet Festival will take place at the Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux hotel, Crete, Greece from the 8th until the 10th of June at 400€ per person.
Please contact us (, +30 28410 68200) for further information.