On Monday, on my day off, I found time to return to the Mercouri Estate in Katakolo.
Although Katakolo was farther than I had estimated, the national road to Patras was hell, the Mercouri Estate was a little oasis.
Vineyards near the sea, cool cellars, and finally a tour of the estate. As a chef, it is a trip I recommend unreservedly.
P.S. During my visit, the chef of the estate was making compositions with fruit and flowers in the outdoor dining area.
The Agios Efrosinos Tavern is located off the main square of Loutraki. Loutraki is a pleasant seaside town adjoining the city of Corinth.
Not by chance did Michalis, the proprietor and chef, give this exceptional, traditional, Greek restaurant its name; Agios (Saint) Efrosinos is the Patron Saint of cooking.
Michalis, who trained as a chef at some of the top culinary schools, and, has been chef in many well-known Greek tavernas and restaurants, throughout mainland Greece and its islands, had always had a dream, a dream that one day he would own his own restaurant. A place where people could share his incredible passion and nostalgia for healthy, wholesome, home cooked food.
Open everyday from 12:00 to 17:00, except Mondays
Agiou Ioannou 17, 20300, Loutraki
Phone: +30 274 402 2247
Mobile: +30 697 303 2913