Now, before you all go screaming about this not being a cheap eat, I know. I know. Nonetheless, I’d saved up all my pennies for many months and managed to scrape together enough to treat myself to a few nights B&B, dinner, and spa treatments in the remote getaway that is Delphi Mountain Resort.
From the moment you get there, the nasty world of constant bombardment disappears. Delphi is surrounded on all sides by mountains, forest, and water. There’s no TVs in the rooms, and there’s almost no mobile phone coverage.
Once I got over the initial PANIC! at being seperated from my phone, I blissed out. The rooms are gorgeous, the hotel staff are genuinely lovely, and the spa is spectacular. But it’s the food you’ll want to hear about.
I’d heard it was good, but I was genuinely taken aback by just how good. It’s simplicity itself, based entirely on good ingredients. My pear and blue cheese salad was perfectly balanced, while a sumptous main of lamb came with a wonderful croquette. Croquette? Normally the lowest order of potato, but this was a dream: a ball of creamy mashed potato wrapped in a crisp layer of breadcrumbs. So, the next night, we went back for more: a breast of duck with a piquant redcurrant sauce.
All dishes came with the most simple sides of vegetables, whose freshness spoke for themselves. It’s €39 for two courses and €49 for three. There was also a lovely selection of bar food for lunches and lighter dinners.
I was genuinely upset to leave, as I know it’ll be some time before I can afford anything like this again. But I’ll be back in a heartbeat when another break is on the cards. Next year, I hope!