Vegan Culinary Ingenuity at Apanemi Restaurant

Dynamic chef duo Jerome Serres and Yiannis Baxevanis unleash a season of culinary magic at Apanemi restaurant in Mykonos Theoxenia hotel, with their a la carte and Mediterranean degustation menus including, for the first time, a vegan haute cuisine option.

These gastronomic offerings provide another delicious reason for travellers to stay at the reimagined Mykonos Theoxenia, a member of Design Hotels.

This landmark five-star hotel with a legacy that was born in the 60s and recently reimagined, is part of the Exclusive Collection by Louis Hotels. A domain protected by the Greek Ministry of Culture, the new, Mykonos Theoxenia, surprises with elevated aesthetics grounded in its classic Greek soul. 

Apanemi, located within the Theoxenia Mykonos, offers the epitome of gastronomic excellence in Mykonos, continues the culinary collaboration that promisesto redefine the boundaries of Mediterranean, green and Greekessence cuisine. Celebrated chefs Jerome Serres and Yiannis Baxevanis, will be curating unforgettable dining experiences at Apanemi, bringing forth a symphony of flavours that will take patrons on a wild journey through the heart of Greek and French culinary traditions. Alongside the Apanemi signature meat and fish dishes, this season the delectable organic vegan menu, will offer a tantalising taste of the wild side of Mediterranean cuisine. Elevating Myconian dining further, the chefs’ haute cuisine vegan plates showcase their commitment to innovation, sustainability and health-conscious dining. 

With a trail of Michelin stars, Jerome Serres is renowned for his culinary philosophy revolving around “seasonality,” incorporating zesty citrus aromas and infusions in his creations. He warmly embraces the Mediterranean Greek essence philosophy that imbues the Theoxenia hotel which house Apanemi. Serres replaces butter with extra virgin olive oil and sources the freshest local island ingredients for a fusion of flavours that is as wholesome as it is delicious. 

Known as the “Magician of Aromatic Herbs,” Yiannis Baxevanis is a custodian of traditional Greek cuisine. His culinary expertise stems from a deep understanding of culinary secrets and traditions passed down through generations. Baxevanis’ commitment to sourcing locally, collaborating with regional producers, and using indigenous herbs has elevated Greek cuisine to unparalleled heights. 

The dynamic duo’s curated menus and signature dishes have come to life under the skilled hands of accomplished chef Antonia Konomi with over two decades of experience. Working closely with chefs Serres and Baxevanis for the past seven years, she brings a fresh perspective and unbridled passion for locally sourced green and sustainable ingredients. Her personal visits to local farms ensure the inclusion of wild sea fennel, nettles, and foraged greens in the dishes, infusing greenness and originality into beloved recipes. 

Set against the backdrop of the legendary Mykonos windmills and the church of Agios Charalambos, Apanemi’s stunning views, coupled with these inventive culinary creations, and wine pairings are sure to create an ambiance that will be purely extraordinary. 

Follow Apanemi on social media @Apanemimykonos for updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses of its culinary journey. 

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