It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of Mr. Hatziyiannakis, father and founder of Selene Restaurant. Giorgos Hatzigiannakis, a living legend and his Selene Restaurant are names connected, as nobody else, with the re-discovery and promotion of the culinary treasures of Santorini. His strong envision in promoting the ingredients and the long-forgotten gastronomic tradition of the island, made him the “Patriarch of Greek Gastronomy”. His lifelong work towards the revival and evolution of local cuisine has been widely acknowledged by critics and culinary institutions all these years. Let us remain faithful to his priceless heritage on this gastronomic scene.⁠⁠⁠⁠Thank you for all your inexhaustible passion and the respect to our tradition. ⁠⁠⁠⁠We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to his family and may his soul rest in peace.