After studying accounting and working in restaurants in Athens as a waiter, Panos decides, in 2001, to return permanently to the island where he starts “Preview”, a pool side café bar in Lassi.
In 2004 “Preview” moves to Avithos beach operating as a restaurant “Avithos Preview” every summer season.
The winter of 2004-2005 begins a beautiful journey in the world of wine when he studies in “Le Monde” School – Athens in Sommelier section.
Since then he visits wineries, wine exhibitions and restaurants worldwide.
Panos participates at the “National Sommelier Competition” – Athens in 2006 and in 2007 where won the 2nd place.
The same year was at “International Wine Competition of Thessaloniki”(2007) as a connoisseur and in 2008 became a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Masters Sommeliers in London.
Author of the cook book “Tastes of Kefalonia” (2009) in 2011 starts producing “Panochori”, a premium Kefalonian Extra Virgin Olive oil, awarded at the international competition “Athena” (2016) and as a “Top 500 Olive oils of the World” from “Flos Olei” (2018).
From 2012, Panos bottles his Robola wine “Sarris” where at the global competition “Decanter” in London won a silver medal (2013).
Since 2017 “Sarris Winery” operates at Avithos beach, 300m away from the restaurant.
A GASTRONOMIC SPACE TO ENJOY GREEK & kEFALONIAN CUISINE
The age old duo of wine and gastronomy rise up to a new level in Avithos Preview restaurant – an elegant and welcoming venue where you can enjoy quality local cuisine with a spectacular view of Avithos beach and the Ionian sea.
The incomparable heritage of the beautiful Leivatho region and its close surroundings, from sea to mountains, arrives daily in our kitchen where, as a celebration of the Mediterranean spirit, we pair it with our most valued legacy – our wines – thus drawing the perfect picture of the Kefalonian scenery at your table.