Mykonos: high end sushi at glamorous Ovac
Uber glitz, middle-eastern tunes and a lot of bling bling is not the thing anymore, even for Mykonos. And while Cavo Tagoo may long have been a place to attract all that, Ovac is indeed one of the best recent additions on the menu of the ever playful island.
Chef Chronis Damalas, long-time standing maestro at Ovac Santorini has recently set-up shop on the windy island with a Japanese-inspired menu aiming at also showcasing some of the best that the Greek sea has to show!
The restaurant is perched on the hill above Tourlos with its signature infinity pool and a minimalist ambience reminiscent of some London establishments serving sushi in the British capital. Nevertheless, the team is quite well-pieced together with Evripidis Apostolidis (known from Sea You at Sani Resort in Halkidiki as well as Spondi in Athens) serving as the restaurant manager.
The menu? An interesting and eclectic mix of Japanese, Mexican and Peruvian flavours with the Greek backdrop. We tried two delicious starters: Seabass carpaccio with Jalapeno and Miso and Seabass ceviche with Passion Fruit, Sea Urchin, Chilli and Shiso - ugh... heavenly. We also tried a couple of their rolls with the waiter recommending the fire-cooked Seabass with spicy mayo (we later on doubled down on that!) and Salmon tartar & fresh truffle on crispy warm roll. Of course, we added the occasional vegetables dish with some charred broccoli to go with the miso-glazed Black Cod. All in all a perfect 5 out of 5 for the food!