The Real Greek, a group of nine Greek restaurants in London and Windsor are teaming up exclusively for one night only with Greece’s finest chefs from Cookoovaya, one of the most talked about restaurants in Athens. The Real Greek at Bankside, the flagship 170 seater location on the banks of The River Thames, is thrilled to be able to bring the Cookoovaya experience to London and welcomes chefs Spyros and Vangelis Liakos, Pericles Koskinas, Nikos Karathanos and Manos Zournatzis – ten pairs of hands and eyes – to cook up ‘Wise Cuisine’, a four course gastronomic feast to excite the taste buds.
This special evening on Tuesday 19 April from 7.30pm onwards will be hosted by Tonia Buxton the face of Greek food in the UK and presenter of the award winning ’My Greek Kitchen’ TV series.
Diners will be treated to a ‘sharing’ menu to comprise of deconstructed Greek Salad, Grilled Octopus with Saffron Skordalia, and a Cauliflower Salad as the first course followed by Fasolada with Fried Cod and Tarama, Orzo (Kritharki) with Wild Fennel and Botarga, Smoked Eel with Cured Pork and Fava. Second course will be Grilled Lamb Cutlet with Trachana and Greek Yoghurt plus Rooster Pastitsada served with Crispy Potato Cake and Graviera Cheese. Finally a Greek pastry Bougatsa for dessert, all washed down with especially selected Greek wines and plenty of Greek ambience!
The Cookoovaya Restaurant in Athens is a place to ‘see and be seen’ and adored by celebrities, locals and visitors. Collectively these five chefs are known throughout Greece for putting an abundance of conscious thought into creating a beautiful, weighted and measured fine dining experience using the best ingredients Greece has to offer.
Tonia Buxton said; ‘To have them touch down in London for one night only is such an exciting moment- I’m honored to be part of bringing their prestigious food to The Real Greek. What a truly sensational experience to taste creations from five exceptional and credible chefs who have also acknowledged The Real Greek’s commitment to sourcing authentic ingredients from Greece and Cyprus to use in the UK.’
Tonia Buxton is a Presenter, Historian, Writer, Gourmet Cook and Beauty Expert. Tonia has presented and produced the award winning series ‘My Greek Kitchen’ which has received global acclaim and is shown in 30 countries. Tonia is delighted to be part of bringing elite Greek chefs to the UK and looks forward to welcoming them to The Real Greek.
All the details:
- Cookoovaya at The Real Greek Bankside, Units 1&2 Riverside House, 2A Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA – Tuesday 19th April 2016 from 7.30pm
- £30 pp for 4 courses. Drinks not included. To make a reservation please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Staggered seating times between 7.30 and 8.30pm