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A chef and his favourite restaurant

By piato in  
August 1, 2018

SVEN ELVERFELD

A CHEF WHO HAS BEEN AWARDED THREE STARS AT AQUA RESTAURANT, WOLFSBURG, GERMANY

“I see myself as a full-time creative craftsman. I have to be this way or else everything will be merely average”, says the awarded chef Sven Elverfeld. He began his career as a pastry chef in Essen and in the meantime he had already worked as a cook in Dubai and Kyoto. His favourite stop had always been Minos Beach Hotel in Crete. The same island where his favourite restaurant is. And has nothing to do with Haute Cuisine. It has to do with impeccable art. 

 

Piato Restaurant, Agios Nikolaos Crete: “This restaurant is literally sitting on the seashore. For me this area is one of the most beautiful areas of Crete. I’ve been visiting the area since mid ‘90s alone or with my family. I adore the gastronomy of the senses – especially the originality of the dishes served at Piato Restaurant in a warm and unpretentious way. Octopus, cuttlefish or squid with ten tentacles? It is quite arousing for the senses. Fried or in the oven? I leave everything to Anna, the cook. I love the way she enhances and “plays” with traditional dishes. She has a great sense and awareness of Crete’s gastronomic wealth, of its herbs and scents. I’ve spend many unforgettable evenings with my friends there. Do not miss shrimps “Saganaki” with tomato sauce, feta cheese and white bread to dip in. And when you ask for the bill you often hear: “Yeah, right. Later. Let’s have some more ouzo”. Another distinctive feature of Crete. My opinion: Five stars for hospitality‼”