Santorini & Agriculture
The unique volcanic land of Santorini and its special climate, are making the perfect canvas for the production of high quality products. The volcanic activity has made the soil very fertile. That made the perfect circumstances for a rapid development of Santorini’s agriculture and viticulture.
Because of the size of Santorini, the product quantities may be small, but the quality and the taste are great!
At Esperisma Restaurant, we continually strive towards culinary innovation and creativity to offer our guests an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
We cultivate our own farms, with ecological and environmental awareness and complete lack of chemical additives, and we grow local agricultural products on which Santorini is specialised, like:
Split Peas (Fava): A vegetable that looks smaller than a pea and makes one of the most famous and delicious dishes of Santorini. Fava, has been classified as a product with Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.).
Capers (Kapari): A vegetable of the size of the pea which is one of the secrets of the famous Greek Salad recipe.
Cherry Tomato: Grows only on Santorini land which is the result of the lack of the water. This product has also gained a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) recognition.
White Eggplant: A rare type of eggplant that is distinguished by its white color, shape, rich flesh and fruity and mild flavor, much sweeter than the common purple eggplant, with very few seeds.
Katsouni (cucumber): A slightly different kind of cucumber named after the inhabitants of Santorini. It is smaller, thicker, cooler and lighter than the common cucumber and has some seeds. It is a necessary ingredient in the traditional Greek salad, plus it makes a great spoon sweet.
When in Santorini, a visit to Esperisma is more than just a meal—it is the opportunity to partake in an unforgettable culinary affair in an amazing setting.
Panagiotis Papavramopoulos is one of the top mixologists and bartenders in Greece, involved in many high end level projects and currently the General manager of Esperisma Bar-Restaurant in Santorini. His name is connected with some of the most famous restaurants and bars in Greece and many other countries.