THE ARK FOOD AND DRINK Most of the year it is mild enough to eat (and cook) al fresco, although the rooms at The Ark do have kitchenettes for preparing salads and snacks. You also have the option of eating with your hosts or going to the village taverna. This is run by Fontas who will offer you a drink but not a menu. Sometimes you get a choice of what to eat sometimes you simply get what he has - anything from a slab of feta to a wild boar omelette. Alternatively, you can drive to a seaside restaurant or stop off at a taverna in one of the towns or villages you pass through en route to The Ark.