Fontana - Cyprus Hilton: Eclectic Menu, Superb Service!
An all-day dining restaurant that serves a delicious mixture of cuisine from all around the world with choice from the international buffet or the à la carte menu.
Once again back here and dining with a friend.
I happen to know Andreas Georgiou, the Executive Chef of the Cyprus Hilton for years and he is always courteous, obliging and efficient. He dropped by for a while to welcome me back and we had a short chat. I grabbed the opportunity to let him recommend one or two options out of the à la carte menu. I always rely on his choices as I know they are varied and designed to meet, satisfy and please the preferences of his demanding guests.
AMBIENCE/SERVICE: The atmosphere was intimate and perfect and intimate. The service like always excellent.
THE FIRST COURSE:
We had the Halloumi Cheese Salad. Normally the deep fried cheese is paired with hiromeri ham and cherry tomatoes, but the Chef substituted the ham with a refreshing piece of watermelon making it as light as possible, just as I requested and still mouthwatering. It was a delight! (€13.00)
The Salad with Baked Goat Cheese, lettuce leaves, walnuts, dried figs, cranberry and honey vinaigrette accompanied by a balsamic vinegar was our second choice. Think of chewy slightly charred crust goat cheese! The grilling really changes the flavour and texture of it and it goes so well with the dry fruit and cranberry sweetness. Another great choice! (€18.00)
BEVERAGE: We accompanied our meal with Petritis Xynisteri wine from Kyperounta. Glass (€8.00) Bottle (€29.00).
THE MAIN COURSE:
After the Chef’s recommendation I had the Roast Fillet of pork with Hiromeri Ham, parsley, accompanied with Steamed vegetables. The meat was absolutely delicious and the *Commandaria sauce added a more ‘round’ tasty result. An absolutely stellar dish! (€23.00)
My friend had the Baked Salmon with Roasted caper sauce. Cooked to perfection, the salmon was juicy and flavoursome the steamed vegetables crunchy and the herbed potato simply yummy! Both dishes are highly recommended! (€29.00)
The following day some friends who dine here regularly dropped by to see me and they spoke highly of the Grilled Lamb chops (€33.00) describing it as a sublime dish, as well as the Chicken Filet, being tender and extremely tasty. (€22.00)
The very last night of my stay I tried the Mushroom Risotto with forest mushrooms, truffle oil and parmesan cheese. It was absolutely over the top! (€24.00)
*Commandaria is an exclusively Cypriot dessert wine with a flavor as rich as its history. It is perhaps the oldest wine of the world.
We asked for something refreshing and as light as possible.
The Coconut Panna cotta with Raspberry sauce proved to be the right choice. A real delight, with an exotic flavor. (€6.00)
We also had the Fresh Fruit platter with sliced seasonal fruit, cool and refreshing. (€13.00)
IN ALL: Our courses were as near perfect as you are likely to get….excellent, natural ingredients; well prepared, beautifully presented and perfectly proportioned. Locals keep coming back aware of its great value. So, if you need an excuse to have a relaxed night out with friends, your family or partner, this is the right place to be.
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Tony and Nicolas cafe: Relaxing night's
Ok Tony and Nicolas cafe is in Nicosia Laiki Yitonia. Its a small corner place specialy design with Egyptian stile and its a place young peoble adore.
It offers open air tables or inside - The best nargile on the island and drings.
Go along - or with partner - or friends and youll feel nice and sweet and easy - relax.
Tony and nicolas cafe its a part of TONY BED AND BREAKFAST HOTEL- so if surching for a place to stay- TONYS sounds good and cheap - pesides by December theil open a brand new floor of luxurius studios just across the cafe - that would be really good.
Dress Code: No dress Code - its cool :0)
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Blinckers: Nicosia night's - the best!
Blinckers Nicosia, is probably the place that is always foul of peoble so its always best to go a little earlier. It opens at 8pm - and starts the night by oferring drings or food. By 11pm it turns to a clup - loud music - evrybody dancing non stop - fun- fun -fun. Dress acordingly and enter blingers for a nigh youll always remember!!!
The moto is Blingers for dringers!!!
Best dj's - Greek mousic - youll love it - lot of cypriots go there - less foreigners.
Dress Code: it can be from nice casual iap to night dresses - just look good - thats the code.
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south nicosia streets: walk around town...
Walk the streets of south nicosia at night, they are much more pleasant than during the day. The most impressive buildings and lit up and become a beautiful sight to behold.
This southern part of Nicosia may look like a duckling during the day, but it becomes a swan at night. One interesting part to walk is the Laiki Ytonia area, with its many and lively restaurants and bars.
Dress Code: Casul well dressed if you want to look like a local.
Spread around the town: Typical for the locals: 1-Dinner 2-Cafe and 3-Club
Nights always begin with dinner. 9.00pm not sooner or you will be helping the staff open the shop shutter or clean the floors. Cypriot cuisine is super in taste but too much in quantity. Wash it down with local white wines. Then walk over to Makarios avenue where you will find many cafes. At around 11.30-12.00 the trendy clubs open so you can dance to international tunes. Nicosia is NOT a tourist resort so dont expect fake tavernas and fake zorba dancing for the tourists.
Dress Code: casual but smart - no shorts or bermudas - as i said, nicosia is not a tourist resort,.. real people live there.
Babylon bar: Babylon bar
This bar is set in a house surrounded by a beautiful garden. The perfect place to be when the temperature is soaring at night. I would recommend to arrive early in order to have a table and enjoy it before the crowd descend from about ten thirty onwards. In the winter it makes it a nice cosy place everybody being inside and the music is quite good. The only thing to keep in mind is this place being a bit more expensive.
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Octana: An Arabic night in Nicosia
Octana is a relaxed place to spend an evening, there are three part to it, the main house, the garden and the bar downstairs. The decor is very arabic and you can also order a shisha or hubly bubbly.An extensive menu of drinks, food and many games to choose from. If you are more in a mood for loud music then head downstairs.
Sinema Nostalji: Good live music.
Nostalji is a popular bar, which has been in existence for a long time now. The place used to be a movie theater back in the day.
Local bands play on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays are usually reserved for rock/alternative. Pop/latin music lovers should wait for Saturdays.
The crowd is of mixed age.
The music is pretty good - actually one of the best live performances you can enjoy regularly in Cyprus.
There is a cover charge (about 5 Euros) on Fridays and Saturdays. The first drink (soda, beer or local spirits) is included with the cover.
Dress Code: Casual.
Basin-sen Cafe: For a chill-out night
This is a small, authentically decorated nargile (waterpipe/hookah) cafe. On Thursdays, there is live folk music night (Turku gecesi), and on Fridays, there is rock/alternative live music. It's the best location to go with a small group of friends to chat and relax.
Dress Code: Casual obviously :-)
I can't tell much about Nicosia's nightlife, but it seemed that there are some nice pubs and bars to hang out at. This little terrace called 'Berlin' stood against the wall that divides the city. Quite appropriate!
It´s not exactly a nightlife...
It´s not exactly a nightlife spot, is a typical bar where you can drink and also eat something. It´s called BABYLON and it plays nice rock music.
Many kinds of beers that you cannot find elsewhwere in Nicosia, except the other 2 places that I´m describe later.
Dress Code: Anything you want. My opinion is better to go dressed casual, I mean it´s a rock bar.
No favorite here. There's so...
No favorite here. There's so many you get lost. You'll find Discos and pubs EVERYWHERE
The only problem with nightlife is that everything closes at 3 or 3:30 am. Just when you're starting to have fun!!!!
Dress Code: No dress code needed. But look smart and you'll feel more confident.