Megan Luscombe is an experienced Event Manager, having worked in the industry for 10 years prior to launching The Ideas Library. She’s also a certified Life Coach, specialising in Relationships and considers herself a passionate foodie.
Published September 10th 2014
Let's get YOU to the GREEK
Oh my god. I'm in a Greek food coma.
I have died and gone to Greek God and Goddess heaven.
Not once, not ever, have I written a review right after visiting a restaurant; tonight that changes.
Why does it change, Megan' you ask?
Because this food was too incredible, too tasty, too amazing for me to not immediately describe and document it for you. I couldn't risk forgetting anything, that's why.
Before I get into the food, let me tell you a little bit about this gem of a restaurant.
Situated right on Brunswick street (310 to be exact) and super easy to get to by tram (jump on the #11 from the CBD and BOOM, you're there...after a few stops) this one needs to be on your 'places to eat before I die' list.
Or am I the only one who actually has a list with that title? Anyway... moving right along.
You are immediately submersed in heritage when you step through the doors in what I can only describe as a venue full of culture, warmth and tradition.
Lazaros (the owner), is incredibly friendly, welcoming, open and proud of his venue. Whilst explaining the history of Pireaus Blues, the food and the wine to me I cannot help but feel happy to be in a restaurant where the owner actually WORKS!
This establishment speaks volumes when it comes to real food made authentically and I can see why. It doesn't need to re-create the wheel and I am thanking the food gods that they haven't got a menu which is over the top, unnecessary and what I've come to call 'try hard'.
The menu reflects food made with incredible ingredients that offer the diner an experience of a culture where food creates and encourages conversations late into the evening/night with family and friends and demonstrates love through taste.
Did I mention that they are about to celebrate their 20th birthday? After eating here and experiencing the service and food, I understand how they have survived and why they will continue to do so.
Shall we get into the food part of this experience? I think so! Let the journey to foodgasm begin.
Maritha Dip (Whitebait) with fresh Pita & homemade bread
We had the maritha dip with fresh pita and homemade bread. The Pita was warm and I honestly could have had the whole lot of it to myself. The fresh bread was also incredible.
These cheeses blew my mind! INCREDIBLE
These selected cheeses are salty with bite, I adore them. I want to eat them all day. Every day. Recommendation: keep some of your pitta if you can and wrap it around these bad boys.
OH MY GOD THESE ARE SO GOOD
These are the Zucchini and Butter-pumpkin Rissoles that they've got on the specials board and holy moly captain jack they are good.
Spetsofai is Greek sausage in a spicy tomato sauce
The spetsofaj Greek sausage is incredibly delicious and honestly I could eat this till the cows come home; in fact, I'd eat it whilst they were home too and then some more.
You might want to stash some more of that pitta away with the Greek fetta with chilli, olive oil and capsicum; lather that bread up and enjoy. It's so good.
Prawns, Scallops and Swordfish
Seafood cooked well is always a win, right?
ohmyGOAT - GET IN ME NOW
The goat was probably the highlight dish. The meat falls right off the bone and is so tasty I could write about it for days. This dish is incredibly delicious and for those who have never tried goat before--give this a go!
Ice Cream Mini donuts = FOODGASM
These Greek donuts are served with honey, cinnamon and crushed walnuts and are divine creations of goodness. The halva ice cream is out of this world tasty, the texture and the flavour are gorgeous.
Are you salivating yet? Of course you are.
Get those hot little fingers of yours and book yourself and everyone else you know a table. You can thank me later!