Menu Winter 2016

Cretan Appetizers

  • Bread, Barley Rusks, Breadsticks, Olive, Oil-Olives
  • Handmade cheese pie, with fennel root, raisings and dry white cheese
  • Cheese croquettes, with cretan cheeses, fresh mint and carob flour served with tomato marmelade
  • Grilled portobello mushrooms, with arugula and fig pesto sauce
  • Staka (clotted cream made from fresh raw sheeps milk)
  • Handmade cretan pies, filled with wild greens, spinach, local sheep’s milk farmhouse cheese and mint (kalitsouni)
  • Handmade small cretan pies, stuffed with spinach and wild greens
  • Crunchy fresh potato, with grated tomato and fried olives
  • Selection of handmade sausages
    pork, walnuts, raisings
    chicken, curry, smoked pork
    served with pita bread

Salads - Wild greens

  • NYKTERIDA salad
    with organic greens, arugula, raisings, hazelnuts, avocado, feta and lime dressing
  • Arugula, lolo rosso
    dry figs, cherry tomatoes, dry white soft cheese, aged balsamic vinegar and grape must dressing
  • Fennel root
    with orange, avocado and lemon with mustard
  • Organic tomato
    with white goat cheese and extra virgin olive oil
  • Boiled seasonal wild greens
    stamnagkathi or askolibrus

Pasta and Rice

  • Risotto, with chicken, gregere cheese, fig and orange zest
  • Handmade local pasta, with shrimps, sundried tomato, dry white cheese and lemon zest
  • Pappardelle with 3 kinds of mushrooms and aged gregere cheese
  • Spaghetti, with fresh tomato and basil

On the Grill

  • Lamb filler souvlaki, with vegetables, herbs and crunchy pita
  • Grilled beef fillet
  • T bone steak, with caramelized onions
  • Port tenderloin, with fresh herbs
  • Chicken drumstick, marinated with local herbs
  • Kebab 2 kinds: lamb and veal with yogurt and crispy pita bread
  • Veal and lamb burger, served with barbeque sauce
  • Grilled fillet of tuna served with wild greens and sea salad

**  Three sauce selection- clotted cheese, three pepper, barbeque

 *   Sider selection between grilled vegetables, potatoes fried in olive oil and crunchy onions

Home Cooking

    Home styling dishes with seasonal fresh products.
    Ask our waiter


    Desserts - Ice Cream - Fruits

    • Caramelized quinces, with rosemary in soft dough
    • Chocolate tart, with banana and biscuit
    • Honey sweetened, hand made cheese pie
    • Ice creams: rose petal, sage with honey, mango
    • Traditional sweet preserve


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    Come 'n' cook


    Nykterida restaurant with a long experience in quality cooking and traditional flavors gives a chance to all foreign visitors to learn the secrets of the Cretan gastronomic heritage.

    Restaurant Organizes “Interactive Coοking Lessons of Traditional Cretan Dishes” for small and large groups in English Language.

    Each group will get to choose, prepare and finally eat all dishes prepared after the local wine tasting at the restaurant’s cellar. Participation, food selection and Date reservation shall be done at least a week in advance.

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