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Incredible Dishes From 2-Michelin Star Funky Gourmet

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Last week, molecular gastronomy restaurant Funky Gourmet in Athens (Greece) received two Michelin stars for its "immeasurable thought, creativity and above all the taste which matches the playfulness". And after taking a look at their incredible dishes, you'll understand why. Be inspired by the creativity of chefs Georgianna Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos! They kindly shared with us the recipe of their signature dish so you can make it yourself!

Funky Gourmet opened in 2009 and is located in Kerameikos, Athens, Greece. The molecular gastronomy restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2012 and two Michelin stars in 2014. It was ranked in 1st Place on Trip Advisor in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (2nd place in 2014) and won Traveler's Choice 2013 and Gourmet Awards Best Chefs of the year 2010.

Funky Gourmet Squaring the Pea

Squaring the Pea - peas, feta cheese, potatoes and dill

Modernist Chefs Georgianna Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos were born in Athens and both graduated in 2003 with a degree in culinary arts and restaurant management from the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, New York. When they returned to Greece they worked in various restaurants within the country as well as abroad, in Spain and in the US including elBulli with Chef Ferran Adria and Kitchen 82 with Chef Charlie Palmer.

Funky Gourmet Chefs Georgianna and Nikos

In the warm and relaxing ambiance of the restaurant, Georgianna and Nikos craft carefully designed degustation menus inspired by unique local products, captured at the peak of their seasonality and freshness. They believe in fine dining that is innovative and also playful, that activates the senses, that engages guests in a stimulating, exciting and unconventional way.

Lets take a look at their amazing modernist cuisine creations.

Bread and Olives - a little miniature olive tree, with real leaves. From the branches hang "olives" that you pick off and they taste of olive oil and bread. The small glasses contain mayonnaise and a garlic bread-stick covered in grated aromatics.

Funky Gourmet Bread and Olives

 

Black Forest - a deconstructed black forest dessert made at the table with dark chocolate mousse, white chocolate mousse, trees made with a stick of dark chocolate and foliage of cotton candy, soil of coffee and cocoa, white chocolate sticks, sweet cherries marinated in alcohol, cherry sauce, icing sugar, chocolate covered maraschino cherries.

Funky Gourmet Black Forest

 

Hard Boiled Quail Egg

Funky Gourmet Hard Boiled Quail Egg

 

Spanakorizo

Funky Gourmet Spankorizo

 

Beef Fillet

Funky Gourmet Beef Fillet

 

Cassoulet

Funky Gourmet Cassoulet

 

Salsify in Soil - deep fried salsify chips on top of white taramas, a greek meze made from fish roe

Funky Gourmet Salsify in Soil

 

Cashews in a Bag - edible bag made with ultra-thin edible film

Funky Gourmet Cashews in a Bag

 

Lobster with Orange Aromas

Funky Gourmet Lobster with Orange Aromas

 

Ultra Violet

Funky Gourmet Ultra Violet

 

Pastitsio

Funky Gourmet Pastitsio

 

Greek Salad Granita - presented in the form of white granita but it contains all the flavors of a classic greek salad: tomatoes, cucumber, olive oil, feta cheese and kalamata olives. Get Greek Salad Granita recipe here.

Funky Gourmet Greek Salad Granita

 

Apple Pie

Funky Gourmet Apple Pie

 

Chocolate Crepe - disappearing transparent crepe made with ultra-thin edible film

Funky Gourmet Chocolate Crepe

 

Orange Explosion - white chocolate spheres with orange filling

Funky Gourmet Orange Explosion

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    Love how much attention to detail and time it must take to curate these dishes – they remind me of a diorama.