04 Oct Television Personality Chef Alexa Apostolidis’ Earns Accolades For Her Mastery of Greek Cuisine
Not yet thirty years old, this fetching 5’ 8” beauty commands presence in and out of Florida and her native Greece’s Top Kitchens. A television host of ‘Greek Recipes by Alexa’ she embraces ancient Mediterraniun culinary traditions who’s origins and precise techniques predate the conical stone oven. *
Alexa presents her dishes with uncommon sophistication belying the utter simplicity of some of the preparations. With equal aplomb she knows her way around a thorny artichoke, the morning catch and a complex almond cake paired with cherry compote.
She taught courses in the Theory of Advanced Cooking and Molecular Gastronomy with Chef Jordi Valles (formally of El Bulli) and at the prestigious IEK DOMI Culinary School in Athens. As a restauranteur she owned or co-owned three of Greece’s most critically acclaimed restaurants. One does not have to travel across the Atlantic to read of Alexa’s deft epicurean abilities.
She was the chef behind headlines that include Miami New Times 2009 ‘Best Greek Restaurant’, Miami Herald’s 3.5 stars out of 4 in 2008.
She received more ‘Best Restuarant’ ratings in more publications than this space permits. The Alexa Brand spans not only mastery of Mediterraniun’s top kitchens.
There are plans to create a private label, cold pressed, virgin olive oil from her families groves on the island of Koroni. She is also designing a line of beguiling chef’s uniforms. “My earliest culinary influence was at the age of seven tugging my aunt’s apron strings in her Restaurant Akrogiali. No child labor laws then”.
As a contestant on the Greek version of ‘Top Chef ‘ and a recipient of the cherished Michelin Star in 2001 (the only one in Greece at the time. Though she is keeping her plans for Art Basil VII cloaked under her toke she mentioned “that one of the recipes I am considering was first prepared 2400 years ago and is one of the oldest recipes to survive to modern times”.
To taste this juicy secret RSVP early for ArtBasil VII at firstname.lastname@example.org or if this is too much anticipation to bear sample Alexa’s meze-centric sensibilities at her current post.