Corfu food: Homelike dishes at Telesilla Hotel’s Restaurant
Immaculate gastronomy, sustainable practices, and memorable events come together in a magnificent setting.
Telesilla Hotel’s Restaurant is much more than just a place to grab a quick bite after roaming the alluring beaches and picturesque villages of Corfu. It’s undeniably one of the hotel’s best features, a popular dining option among locals, and one of the reasons that travelers keep returning to Telesilla Hotel year after year.
Apart from occupying a charming space by the hotel’s pool that is ideal for moments of peace and quiet after a long day of sightseeing, Telesilla’s Restaurant boasts an extensive menu with local Corfiot and Mediterranean recipes as well as a wide selection of wines to be paired with all the delicious treats. Most importantly, all dishes are exclusively prepared with locally sourced, fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Here’s how Telesilla Hotel’s Restaurant turns every meal into an unforgettable experience.
A brief introduction to Corfiot cuisine and Ionian gastronomy
Greek cuisine is famous all over the world for its use of fresh seasonal ingredients including meat, fish, vegetables, and a multitude of spices. Many would argue that Greek food is reason enough to plan a visit to one of the famous Greek islands. Interestingly enough, what many international visitors don’t know is that the small cluster of islands in the western part of Greece called the Ionian islands have their own distinct cuisine and a gastronomy scene that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the country.
Corfiot cuisine, in particular, is renowned for being as delicious as it is unique, with one-of-a-kind dishes that stay true to tradition while still reflecting the Italian influence on the island’s culture, like Pastitsada, Sofrito, Bourdeto, several local kinds of cheese, the famous Corfiot ginger beer and many more. Whatever the recipe, the most crucial aspect of authentic Corfiot cuisine is the use of local products. And that’s where the people behind Telesilla Hotel’s restaurant really make a difference.
Telesilla Hotel’s Restaurant at the forefront of the authentic Corfiot gastronomy scene
Every single aspect of food prepping and cooking at Hotel Telesilla’s Restaurant takes the form of a ritual to ensure that every meal served is of the highest quality and taste. Each and every day, the owners Spiros and Makis Filippas scout several local markets for the purest and freshest meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables, with a tireless devotion that ensures excellence.
After the ingredients are provided, the restaurant’s chefs take great care in preparing the food in the same way locals do at home, just like when cooking for their own families. It’s this sense of home that makes Telesilla’s Restaurant so special. Both owners and staff regard guests as valued members of the extended family and go the extra mile – in both quality and quantity – to make sure that they’re constantly surrounded by smiling and content guests.
With the delightful mantra “once here, you’re family,” you can expect nothing less than the warmest hospitality and an extraordinary culinary experience every time you visit the restaurant. That’s also why locals from all around the island take long trips to come and enjoy poolside dinners, diligently prepared by our staff.