When Costa Navarino’s new clubhouse on the renowned Bay Course opens this summer, its eco credentials won’t be the only thing turning heads – for, located within the clubhouse, will be the Funky Gourmet Pop-Up restaurant.
Costa Navarino’s exciting partnership with the Athenian Funky Gourmet restaurant – based on a shared ethos of a common gastronomic vision and quality values – will be the first occasion in which a two-Michelin star restaurant has operated in the country outside of Athens.
Overlooking th bay of Navarino, with its spectacular sunset vistas, multi award-winning chefs Georgianna Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos, will showcase a two-hour gastronomic journey, offering a degustation menu of avant-garde Messinian-Greek cuisine.
The culinary experts behind the highly esteemed restaurant saw this partnership with Costa Navarino as an opportunity to study the Messinian food culture. Local ingredients and traditions will be brought to life, combining the high-quality raw materials of the region with avant-garde cooking techniques and a unique presentation, to transform guests’ dinner into an unconventional culinary experience.
The unique menu will come alive with colours, aromas and flavours, composing a delicious canvas that will appeal to all senses, and elevate Messinian gastronomy to new sensory heights.
The Funky Gourmet chefs said: “We couldn’t help but grab the opportunity to create a menu based on products sourced in the rich Messinian land. We consider the Messinian diet to be a gastronomic landmark of the Greek culinary heritage.”
Navarino Dunes at Costa Navarino is home to 21 venues that offer a wide gastronomy offering, including traditional and modern Greek, Mediterranean and ethnic cuisine among others. With an emphasis on fresh local produce, the restaurants utilise freshly cultivated vegetables and herbs from the gardens at Navarino Dunes, alongside the destination’s extra virgin olive-oil from its centuries-old olive groves.
One of the world’s most sustainable destinations, Costa Navarino is renowned for its pristine coastal location, breathtaking landscape, cultural heritage, luxury hospitality, real estate, and two signature golf courses.