Amanzoe, Greece — Acropolis dream

Driving up to Amanzoe on the east coast of Greece's Peloponnese this past June, we passed olive tree fields, lush green forests, and tall cypresses. It was the beginning of summer -- the air already warm and dry, a little Mediterranean sea breeze. We went all the way up, to the top of the hill, where we found our modern Acropolis.

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Renee Kemps
Restaurant As II

It's only holding on a little longer until Spring produce really is here. It's the last of the root vegetables and at As they're making the best of it. Juicy steak and soft parsnips with jus of puffed garlic, cod with a crispy skin with sweet beets and tangy orange, roasted celeriac root with hollandaise and bread crumb dusting -- waiting for Spring to come is very pleasant this way.

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Renee Kemps