Chef Ilias Kakouris begun with studies in economics and tourism, but finally he chose culinary arts. For the past 5 years, he works as an executive chef in the 4 restaurants of Atlantica Imperial Resort & Spa-Imperial Resort and Imperial Residences in Rhodes: the fine dining "Bluebay", the "Culinarium at Mylos” (contemporary Greek cuisine), the “Ginger" (fusion Asiana cuisine) and the “Agora Dining Room & Al Fresco Terrace” (international cuisine). During his career, he has worked in Greek and international resorts, in Greece and abroad, such as the Grecotel Ηotels and the Robinson Club.
Guest chef: Ettore Botrini
The Corfiot-Italian Ettore Botrini is the chef patron of “Etrusco” in Corfu a restaurant that holds the enviable title of the best restaurant in Greece and is honoured with two Toques d’Or. He is also the chef patron of the Athenian restaurant “Botrini”, which is also awarded every year the Toque d’Or and the one-star Michelin. He ingeniously reproduces his taste memories from Corfu and Italy, with imagination, local cuisine research, constant experimentation and exceptional technique. He started working with his father Etrusco Botrini at the family restaurant, he had a practical training in three-Michelin star restaurants in Monaco and France, he has attended seminars on molecular gastronomy in Spain and he continued his training next to the three-star chef, Martin Berasategui.
Atlantica Imperial Resort & Spa
One of the luxury establishment’s main advantages is its location at the picturesque Kolymbia bay with Tsabika Mountain at one side and the lush green scenery all around. This adults-only resort offers a combination of peaceful place and high quality accommodation and restaurant services. Ilias Kakouris, a man of great career in luxury hotels in Greece and abroad, is the executive head chef of the exceptional fine dining restaurant “Blue Bay” by the pool, where the dîner de gala will take place.
One of the main advantages of Atlantica Imperial Resort & Spa is the location: situated on the picturesque Kolymbia bay with the pebble beach, the Tsabika Mountain at one side reaching the sea and the lush green scenery all around. The resort is adults-only and is ideal for people of all ages seeking calmness and high quality accommodation services during vacations.
Experienced executive chef Ilias Kakouris and his brigade understand and meet with ease the requirements of the multi-ethnic guests of the resort , offering many and different types of cuisines (Greek, ethnic, international), while they propose an excellent fine dining approach. The “Blue Bay”, the fining dining restaurant of the hotel, proposes an international haute cuisine and a skilful integrating of Greek elements by chef Ilias Kakouris. It also offers the possibility to choose the menu, which was created in collaboration with Belgian chef Fanky Vanderhaeghe of the two-star Michelin restaurant Hostellerie St. Nicolas.
Nice gardens, modern decoration and relaxed feeling in a variety of rooms. The most outstanding are the impressive two-storey maisonettes Imperial Suites, the Junior Suites Swim Up with pool and the Junior Suite Beach Front Swim Up, few steps from the beach. Dream Villas are a special category, located on the beach, elegant and spacious, with private lush garden and pool. Atlantica Imperial Residences is part of Atlantica Imperial Resort & Spa, with minimal sophisticated decoration and an impressive elevated pool. All types of rooms have a pool and infinite sea view.
There are more features completing the pleasure of the staying at Atlantica Imperial Resort and Spa, which may be considered by some as details. However, if we think more, these small details (bars, private dinners, spa etc.) form the whole and give a special charm that makes it unique.
You can find them out by visiting the link: www.atlanticahotels.com/hotels-in-rhodos or at +302241057000.