Having completed its first year of operation, Delta Restaurant is awarded Two Stars and One Green Star in the 2022 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Athens, proving its dynamics in the world of gastronomy.
Delta is the first Greek restaurant awarded Two Stars MICHELIN and One Green Star MICHELIN after its initial evaluation; an extraordinary accomplishment that places Delta in the 3% of a worldwide restaurant elite.
Green Star is equally important, as it promotes restaurants which stand at the forefront when it comes to sustainable gastronomy and helps the end-consumer to identify a differentiating dining experience which combines culinary excellence and strong sustainable commitments. We support the zero waste movement, making sure to utilize every ingredient through and through, in every stage of our menu, from starters to desserts.
These accomplishments come as a reward for the effort that our chefs, George Papazacharias and Thanos Feskos put to change the Greek culinary status quo, the unique wine selections of Aris Sklavenitis, which enhance taste and aftertaste, the welcoming smile and perfect professionalism of our restaurant Manager, Jana Cechova, the persistence of “Dipnosofistirion” led by Dimitris Christofileas, Takis Christofileas, Diomidis Kapsalis and Dimitris Skarmoutsos to pursue innovation and the vision of Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), to become a contemporary landmark, a public space open to anyone and a model of environmental sustainability in terms of design, operation and footprint in the wider ecosystem.
Delta was created through an initiative and a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). It aims to become a landmark culinary destination in line with the high standards of the SNFCC and to share Greek cuisine around the world.
Commenting on this important accomplishment, SNF Co-President Mr. Andreas Dracopoulos said “Congratulations to George Papazacharias, Thanos Feskos, and the entire team at Delta Restaurant, and to Dipnosofistirion! Within just over a year of operation, and under adverse conditions, the restaurant managed to earn one of the most significant international distinctions in the field, highlighting it as one of the world’s most outstanding gastronomic destinations. All of us at SNF feel great joy and pride for believing in and supporting this effort, and for witnessing the vision for the creation of Delta—which complements the identity of the SNFCC as an international, environmentally sustainable model public space—become a reality that has been seen and recognized as a unique dining experience”.
SNFCC Managing Director Elly Andriopoulou emphasized “We are thrilled for and proud of George Papazacharias, Thanos Feskos and the rest of the Delta Restaurant team for this profoundly important international distinction. This announcement serves as the capstone of the chefs’ hard work and creativity, which paid off quite quickly, rewarding them with Two Stars MICHELIN, after only one year of operation. The SNFCC’s collaboration with Dipnosofistirion, thanks to the initiative and grant of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, was built on our shared vision of creating an innovative intersection of culture and gastronomy, which enhances SNFCC’s identity as an international cultural landmark. Today, we feel more than ever that this goal has been attained”.
Humbled and with great sense of responsibility, we embrace this distinction, we commit to continue serving the triptych of “gastronomy, sustainability, culture” and we hope that for many more years, our “sunflowers” will continue to bloom under the culinary Attic sky.