After twenty-five years surveying the culinary scene in Greece, the prestigious Toque d’Or Awards have been established in Cyprus. Beginning in 2018, a team of journalists from Athinorama in Greece and Philelefteros in Cyprus visited over 150 restaurants across the island and sampled over 1600 individual dishes. The jury members applied the strictest international standards as they rated each restaurant. At a gala awards ceremony in November 2019, the first annual results were announced, and Notios received a Toque d’Or Award. Notios is Almyra’s al fresco restaurant serving Japanese-Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Sited between the pools and the sea, Notios offers lovely views and a welcome breeze. What can you expect from the combination of Mediterranean and Japanese flavourings and ingredients? Maybe a new take on grilled lamb fillet—as it is served with pickled shallots, snow peas, edamame puree, and massaman sauce. Or some spicy calamari topped with mandarin aioli. Or bass fresh from the Mediterranean Sea garnished with yuzu, soy, ginger, chili, and spring onions. Following a multi-million-euro renovation, Almyra will reopen on 1 March 2020. Notios, a seasonal restaurant, will open soon thereafter. Stop in and try one of these tantalizing concoctions.