One Star in Michelin Guide 2021
Just six months after Chef Luca Piscazzi welcomed his first guests at newly-opened Pelagos, located within Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens in Greece’s capital, the cutting-edge Mediterranean fine dining restaurant has earned its first Michelin star in Michelin Guide Greece 2021.
Piscazzi started shaping his inventive concept for the launch of Pelagos in April 2020, during Greece’s first COVID-19 lockdown.
“I am laser-focused on innovatively and sustainably showcasing seasonal local produce from the land and, particularly, the sea that surrounds us. I’m not interested in applying techniques simply to wow people. For me, the most important element of a dish is its flavour,” he says.
On May 13, 2021, the Pelagos team proudly hosted its first guests, introducing its unique brand of unconventional Mediterranean gastronomy combined with the refined yet relaxed service for which Four Seasons is known.
“Four Seasons has provided me with tremendous support over the past year in this journey, which has brought such brilliant results,” Piscazzi says. “Pelagos’ relaunch has proven to be my greatest passion project so far, a project where I have brought together years of experience in delivering memorable dining experiences.”
Piscazzi underlines the fact that the Michelin star was the result of deep dedication and focus on the part of Pelagos’ kitchen team and service team led by restaurant manager Cedric Vinckier.
“Here at Pelagos, we seek to contribute to Greece’s evolution as a world-class dining destination with the highest standards of service. For us now, the sky’s the limit,” Piscazzi says.