Bacchus New Concept
Columbia Beach Resort Hosts Decadent Dinner to Debut
New Concept for Gourmet Restaurant, Bacchus
The five-star resort, famed for its unique brand of understated luxury and hospitality with
heart, has relaunched its landmark Bacchus Restaurant for the new season with a redesigned menu ready to delight.
[Limassol, Pissouri Bay] – Columbia Beach Resort is honoured to have welcomed eminent
professionals from the media landscape of Cyprus on Thursday, June 29, to avail
themselves of a decadent dinner at Bacchus Restaurant in celebration of its redesigned
menu concept launch.
Embraced by a fragrant, homegrown herb garden, under pastel, summer-sunset skies,
and framed by the sparkling 80-metre-long lagoon pool and low-rise, terracotta-roofed
chalet suites composing the resort, some 30 media professionals converged at the
resort’s gourmet restaurant for an elegant cocktail reception, followed by a sumptuous
seven-course culinary odyssey.
Pristine white tablecloths adorned with elegant floral centrepieces of blush, peach, and
mauve awaited guests, alongside individual petite bouquets, the petals of which were
stamped with a ‘thank you’, all courtesy of Speaking Roses.
Commencing the evening – soundtracked by the DJ’s choice of soft and soulful tunes –
guests were first invited to sample a glass of the bright and sparkling Franciacorta Brut
DOCG Marchese Antinori Cuvée Royale alongside a trio of canapés, including rice puffs
with egg roe paste and Greek bottarga, Furikake Shari with umeboshi scallop and ikura
caviar, and beef tartare with fresh black truffles.
Spearheaded and designed by the resort’s highly experienced and passionate Executive
Chef, Polis Papageorgiou, Bacchus’ new concept is underscored by the pillars of
contemporary European cuisine and traditions, metamorphosed by the inspiration and
know-how of Chef Polis.
Empowered by his extensive training at a unique collection of international Michelin-
starred restaurants, as well as his experience earned working alongside chefs of
international renown, including Ayden Byrne and Gordon Ramsey, Chef Polis is excited
to share his sincere affection for the culinary arts with Columbia Beach Resort’s guests.
Served by exceptionally professional and discreet wait staff, guests’ palates were first
excited by a delicate prawn ‘envelope’ with Harenga caviar and edamame, followed by
earthy beetroot cake with light tofu cream, tart horseradish and refreshing acai sorbet.
For the third course, guests enjoyed kohlrabi ‘ravioli’ with peas and pea shoots, and a
bright, lemon infusion to finish. Velvety truffle followed with a sumptuous collection of
celeriac textures, subtly sweet pine nut praline and silky mushroom sauce. Prepared to
perfection, soft venison was then served alongside watermelon radish, parsnip textures
and a light cranberry jus.
Commencing the dessert portion of the culinary adventure was a tart and sweet
raspberry sorbet topped with fragrant champagne foam. Finally, to finish, guests
indulged in a chocolate and coffee mousse with dulce glaze, mango sorbet and apple
Each course was accompanied by a carefully chosen wine pairing, courtesy of the
resort’s resident sommelier, and Assistant Restaurant Manager, Aliki Nearchou, who
passionately described each as they were poured.
Of the new menu concept launch, Chef Polis shared, “Part of driving forward into new
territories is embracing different elements and marrying them in an untraditional and
unexpected partnership, so it is not uncommon at all for me to take inspiration from
various culinary nuances.”
Meanwhile, Columbia Beach Resort’s Marketing Manager, Anthea Vikis, said, “Bacchus
represents a highly coveted dining experience, pursued by guests and locals alike. As
such, it felt important to mark the occasion of its new menu concept launch in a way
befitting Bacchus’ inherent elegance, inspiration, and avant-garde nature.”
Concluding, Ms. Vikis explained, “Columbia Beach Resort has long been valued for its
hospitality with heart, and tonight was no exception. We are immensely grateful to our
guests for joining us tonight in adding a unique element to this special occasion, but
also to our team of chefs and wait staff: the passion, panache and sincere care has not
gone unnoticed. We look forward to welcoming guests from near and far in the days,
weeks, and months to come!”
Press Contact Information:
Marketing Manager, Columbia Beach Resort
+357 25 833746