Fine dining vibes, an elegant crowd and a killer ambience & view to Hydra’s gulf at Téchnē Restaurant & Social. If you’re in for a special dinner and want to take all the view in, this is the best place to do that.
It’s a little before 8pm as we make our way to this beautiful location just meters away from the newly-established Leonard Cohen memorial to sit in for a sunset dinner. The tables start filling up quickly with reservations made ahead of time so it’s great that we thought of making one.
A bunch of sunbaked vacationers (they look north Europeans despite their bronze looks) turn up, young couples from Greece also make it and the occasional ship owner that is celebrating a birthday is also booked in – what a lively crowd.
We start perusing the menu and are kind of perplexed by what to order. Everything looks super complex and 2nd level. Regardless, we opt for a couple of salads – a burrata with pistachio and a green salad with beets. Even though they don’t excite us, they’re both equally tasty. It’s the negroni ristretto -an espresso-infused Campari version of it- that does excite though!
They also offer a fresh-baked basket of bread, served with a cheese spread and some small green olives – both very yummy! A little while later we are served our main courses that are both super good.
Despite an overload of bold ingredients, I’ve taken the plunge and ordered pappardelle cacio pepe with sea urchin and truffle – what a combo of taste explosion in my palate. My friend has opted for a slow cooked veal, over a fine potato purée that is equally very exciting!
The sun is now set and the restaurant’s vibe is turning more to a fine drinks place. It’s also the perfect time for a dessert so we opt for a pannacotta with halva, Greek coffee and salted caramel. What an ending to a perfect dinner!