THE CULINARY TRADITION OF EPIRUS
In our restaurant Salvia, emphasis is laid on local products, which form the basis of all our recipes, joining tradition with innovation to create dishes and flavors that excite the senses. The name of the restaurant is taken from an indigenous herb of the Zagori area, Salvia, which is known for its medicinal and aromatic properties.
We offer you traditional Epirotic recipes made with care and love, using the famous products of the area. Selected wines from the local vineyards and other spirits accompany the food to enhance the experience.
Enjoy organic vegetables and fruits, such as the typical Epirus "galotiri" , the fresh greens of the region, or selected meats from free-range animals, wild boar of the Zagori mountains, and also delicious trouts from the rivers, all combined with knowledge and passion, to offer you an unforgettable culinary experience. Don't forget to taste the famous handmade Zagori "pita".
Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas serves fresh produce grown in our own organic garden.The Resort has its own organic garden on the outskirts of Aristi Village where we grow many of the fruits and vegetables served at the hotel’s restaurant Salvia.We also breed hens and chickens that are naturally feed, which gives a unique taste to our chef`s delicacies .
THE ARISTI FARM
Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas is delighted to announce its brand new natural dining concept Τhe Aristi Farm. Guests can now dine on fresh produce grown by the hotel whilst surrounded by breathtaking vistas of Vikos Gorge's eastern wall and the Mt. Astraka scenery.
The Greenhouse is located next to the Aristi Residence and includes an additional open air organic garden, stove oven and a patio out front offering unobstructed views of the picturesque Greek mountains. Following the strict architectural guidelines of the region, the outside patio was built using the traditional stone also found in the village, with all weight and height measurements corresponding with the regulations of the 18th century.
The Greenhouse will grow seasonal ingredients to be used for cooking. From November to February, guests can expect dishes centred around spinach, arugula, beets, lettuce, broccoli, parsley and celery. From March to October, the hotel cuisine will include fresh tomato, cucumber, peppers, eggplant, basil and coriander. Alongside the Greenhouse, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas will also continue to support the local community by using free-range meats and sourcing from local farmers and artisan producers.
For the budding chef, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas has also introduced a cooking course available at the Αristi Farm . Explore traditional local cuisine as the hotel’s chefs share all the tricks and flavours of authentic Greek dishes. Guests will learn to prepare a full three course meal using hand-pick fresh organic ingredients from the Greenhouse, as well as local produce. The menu includes favourites such as handmake tzatziki, traditional greek salad, lamb with potatoes as well as the famous Zagori pie. Once all dishes have been perfected, guests can then enjoy their creations on the patio of the Greenhouse, al fresco style.
Learn more about the Cooking Workshop here
A fine food enthusiast’s dream, guests can now enjoy a Brunch on the patio with a menu inspired by the seasonal produce being grown at the hotel and the best view of the area. Indulge in the traditional Zagori pie prepared using that current seasons fresh ingredients and cooked in the Greenhouse stone oven. Guests will also continue to enjoy the hotel’s breakfast menu including pastries, eggs of the day and freshly grown watermelon and strawberries. Greek sweets are also available such as pasteli (honey/nut bars), mantolato (soft nougat) and halva (sweets made with sesame paste).
Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas is now offering the luxury of private dining for special moments of refined food tasting and tranquility. With the unobstructed view of the eastern wall of Vikos Gorge and Astraka peak surrounding the dining area, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas invites you to taste the rich flavors available in the restaurant's menu while enjoying the magnificent scenery. For moments of relaxation and pleasure, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas's private dining is here to offer you great gastronomy dishes with local, seasonal and fresh ingredients produced in the Aristi Farm as well as the most unique personal moments with your loved ones.
During the summer you can sit in the stone-built yard to enjoy the cool breeze and the green surroundings, whereas in the winter, sit back and relax in the spacious lobby in front of the fireplace. In any case you can enjoy your drinks, cocktails, snacks, coffees or beverages with an exquisite view of the surrounding mountains.