Sometimes it’s a good thing to not know anything about the restaurant you’re going to. Usually, I’ll have done some research or read a review, but I’m a little out of the loop. So, when D & G recommended trying this restaurant (with our entertainment coupon, we’re junkies), I thought it would be fun. Also I love Greek food.
Strangely though, while certainly one would recognise grilled haloumi as a Greek dish, we weren’t sure in some dishes whether there was much of a Greek flavour profile, or whether it was just Greek inspired. Or so modern Greek that we didn’t recognise it. But… it didn’t matter. This was an absolutely sensational meal. We all loved it.
Plates designed to be shared… the grilled haloumi was delicious. This ravioli of haloumi was also lovely.
Crispy grilled chicken, moist and tasty, with some sort of yoghurt sauce.
Possibly the stand-out. Four absolutely perfect roasted squares of pork belly, a rich dark sauce, and matched perfectly with a light salad. These were little bombs of crispy pig fat, and sensational.
Desserts did taste more Greek inspired to us… and we got a nice selection of various ice creams with various pastries (baklava, a passionfruit slice).
This was all washed down with a Monowai Pinot Noir 2013 from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand. We liked the flavour and the match.
What else to say? The service was gracious. Ah, one of our dishes didn’t come, and we would have been too full to eat it, but the host gave us little glasses of dessert wine, generously, in light of that mistake.
The decor is modern and classy, with good lighting; it also felt like there was a buzz about the place. That others were just as excited as we were to be discovering such good food.