F-Zin Ivy League Restaurant offers a diverse selection of international and local cuisine, using its distinct Cretan flair to introduce guests to a number of authentic dishes. Opening early in the morning for breakfast and again in the evening for a formal dinner, the restaurant welcomes each day with an exuberant energy and greets each night with an aura of elegance.
Offering an array of locally-sourced products as well as an on-site bakery, the restaurant caters to many different tastes. When it’s time for breakfast, the extensive buffet is bound to have your meal of choice – whether you’re looking for a healthy dose of fresh fruit and thick yoghurt, craving a classic cooked breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausages and a side of freshly-squeezed orange juice, or simply in the mood for a buttery fresh pastry. With an abundant supply of both fresh and cooked ingredients to choose from, you have the luxury of sampling absolutely anything and everything until you are totally satisfied.
In true Greek style, the open-plan kitchen creates a warm and aromatic environment where you can watch the chefs prepare the day’s food. For those who are unsure of what to expect by way of Hellenic cuisine, the country’s cooking typically features a variety of dairy products, including thick yoghurt and cheeses that range from soft and creamy to hard and dry, made from either sheep, goat or cow’s milk.
Crispy phyllo pastry, crunchy rusks and bagels are also common to mealtimes, sometimes in addition to a loaf of freshly-baked bread. When it comes to meat, traditional favourites include roast lamb and stewed rabbit as well as minced pork or beef – used to make mouthwatering meatballs and homestyle pasta dishes. Greek kitchens are also known to produce delicious vegetable-based foods, usually involving a mixture of succulent tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, aubergine, potatoes, celery and lentils. Of course, every dish is made with olive oil from local regions and prepared with an array of fragrant herbs, including basil, rosemary and oregano.
At sundown, the restaurant takes on an elegant vibrancy as guests are invited to an evening of upscale dining. With the very best in Mediterranean and International cuisine on offer, the restaurant lets you take pleasure in the rich flavours and textures of diverse seasonal dishes whilst sipping a glass of your favourite wine.
After a long day of swimming at the beach or exploring Crete’s plethora of historic sites, allow yourself the time to unwind and relish every blissful bite. For the evening’s perfect, sugary-sweet finalé, be sure to acquaint yourself with the selection of delicately-crafted desserts, where copious amounts of chocolate is always a good thing. Choose from a satiating display of puddings, tarts and cakes; then linger for an espresso night-cap or an ice cold frappé with a dollop of fresh cream. Whether you’re joining us for an early breakfast or a formal sunset dinner, we will provide you the comfort of all your favourite foods with an authentic Cretan style.
Operating hours: 07:00 – 10:30 & 18:30 – 21:30
Dress code: Casual Elegant (Breakfast) – Casual Elegant (Dinner)