The Civic Hotel Chef’s Table

When it comes to food, there’s those of us that consume for energy, and those that consume for aesthetic.

If you’re raised a good Greek girl like me, with your yiayia’s (grandmothers) preparing Spartan worthy and ‘Grammable grub, you get both.

So when the opportunity arose for a Greek girl to eat Greek food prepared by a Greek chef, I couldn’t resist.

Cue the launch of The Civic Hotel’s new menu for the spring-summer season.

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Expecting craft beer and pub classics, the stock-standard ‘feed’ you’re used to in the dimly lit, leather upholstered booths of Sydney’s pub scene is instead replaced by a smorgasbord of innovation served by prominent Greek chef, David Tsikeras.

Having led the kitchens of such restaurants as 1821 and Plunge No.46, Tsikeras brought a much needed Mediterranean edge to the menu, and an uncompromising vibrant presence as he personally passed wine and food platters around the table with a Greek gusto.

Featuring dishes accustomed to by the most enthusiastic of Greek diners, it’s interesting to note Tsikeras’ contemporary recreations of classic Greek dishes.

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The gyro’s (pronounced ‘yeeros’) I’m used to grabbing from the corner store in Kograh was quartered in sized to a more fashionable and practical portion, and replaced lamb and tzatziki with soft shell crab, duck and crispy pulled pork.

Lamb features as a main, however instead of drowned in olive oil and feta, was accompanied by a unique aromatic sauce of mushrooms and truffles.

With a brilliant menu and confirmed consensus of quality food and service, one thing that divides people is the alcohol: the bloodline of any pub.

The extensive wine, beer and cocktail list satisfied the parched needs of overworked Sydney pedestrians. It’s all a must-try.

See more about the Civic Hotel at their website.

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