It’s one of the Mediterranean’s most enduring traditions: family and friends gathered around a heaving table, decompressing and reconnecting over delicious dishes made with love. From October 30, 2022, Mercato’s Chefs Sergio Favata and Roberto Canata offer a new weekly reason to bring loved one together with their grand Pranzo Della Domenica – a sensory recreation of the traditional Sunday lunch, Italian style.
“In Italy, just as in Greece, the traditional Sunday lunch is the glue than bonds families and friends together,” comments Sicilian-born Chef Sergio. “Antipasti platters, succulent seafood, grilled meats, fresh homemade pastas – my earliest memories are of huge sharing plates enjoyed to a soundtrack of chatter and laughter.”
It’s this convivial scene – equally familiar to Tuscan-born Chef Roberto – that informs the traditional family-centric spirit of each Mercato Sunday Lunch. Light-as-a cloud Foccacia (made to Chef Sergio’s grandmother’s recipe) heads the breads and grissinis that begin the lavish buffet spread: as abundant and authentic as Mercato’s Italian market name-sake.
Located on the 5th floor of Nafsika at Four Seasons Astir Palace Athens, Mercato is an elegant waterfront trattoria with sweeping Saronic Gulf views.
The finest cuts of Prosciutto, Capocollo, Salame and Pancetta vie for space with creamy artisanal cheeses and a Seafood & Raw Bar packed with Fine De Claire Oysters and Clams, Marinated Mussels and Seabass Ceviche. Salads range from simple Caesar to the melt-in-the mouth refinement of Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with Rocket, Parmesan and Truffle Mayo – or create your own at the Salad Bar.
Barbecue favourites include zesty “Sicilian” Grilled Baby Chicken, Pork Spare Ribs that fall off the bone and Smoked Beef Brisket. There are three types of freshly handcrafted pasta, carving stations of Whole Roasted Salmon and Beef Wellington – plus so many sides. For those sensible enough to leave a room for dessert, the reward comes in the form of Tarts and Eclairs, Tiramisu and Panna Cotta, filled Brioche buns, Cannoli and more.
Located on the 5th floor of Nafsika at Four Seasons Astir Palace Athens, Mercato is an elegant waterfront trattoria with sweeping Saronic Gulf views. Large modern interiors, a warm relaxed atmosphere and a generous Italian spirit make guests of all ages feel at home. During Sunday Lunch, an in-restaurant Kids Club adds to the all-embracing family-centric vibe.
Mercato is open for Sunday Lunch from October 31, 2022 until April 2023 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm for guests of the resort and external guests.