Nuts about Greece or Greek Food? Here’s a solution for that hankering that’s just screaming out to be satisfied.
For two weeks, the Greek Week Festival will be running at Eccucino, Prince Hotel so find a way, to visit them, asap. The festival is headed by Greek guest chefs, Chef George Diakomichalis and Chef Kalliopi Diakomichalis with the assistance from Eccucino’s Chef De Cuisine Jason Manson.
Back for the third consecutive year, the promotion will run nightly from 10 until 23 March 2014, priced at RM98++ per person and children under 12 years old dine complimentary with every paying adult. This year, Chef George Diakomichalis is bringing something new to the table. As Greek food is traditionally enjoyed in large group along with a family and friends, Chef George will be hosting a special ‘Chef’s Table’ session every night for those interested to experience this Mediterranean lifestyle. Diners at the ‘Chef’s Table’ will get to enjoy a personal tour of Greek food, stories on culture and lifestyle.
Dolmades – Stuffed Vine Leaves; Marinated Feta Cheese, Green Olives Stuffed With Red Pepper, Green Olives Stuffed With Garlic, Kalamata Olives
On selective nights, members of the Hellenic Society of Malaysia will also be present to share stories and how to enjoy Greek beverages in particularly the “Ouzo”. There is no extra cost to be seated at the ‘Chef’s Table’ however seats are limited , so book fast!
Fasolatha – White bean soup in a tomato based broth
Talking to Chef George, he told us, “We want to bring our Greek culture and lifestyle to the table and get everyone together during the ‘Chef’s Table’ session, the way we do it back at home!”
Grilled Beef, Lamb and Chicken Souvlaki
During the Greek Week Festival, Chef George will be preparing his signature authentic Greek cuisine ranging from a full buffet of savoury to sweet delicacies. All the dishes are made with his family recipes which have been handed down for generations. Guests can look forward to enjoy the mouth-watering Yiros (Spit-roasted Lamb in Pita Breads), Moussaka (Baked Eggplant and Meat Casserole) and my all time favourite Souvlaki (Grilled Skewers). As Chef George’s is well-known for his desserts-making skills, the dessert corner is a must try during this promotion. Patrons will be able to savour some of his signature desserts such as Baklava (Sweet Almond and Honey Pastries), Cream Kataifi (Custard Cake with Shredded Filo Pastry) and Loukomades (Honey-drizzled Fried Pastries).
don’t stinge on the chicken!
Tender marinated chicken and a creamy cucumber yogurt sauce tucked into a pita, topped with lettuce and tomato if you like.. delicious!
Live station – Souvlaki
Gemista (Stuffed Tomato and Green Bell Peppers) is a delicious Greek classic made with tomatoes and green bell peppers stuffed with rice and fresh herbs baked with potatoes.
Here’s my favourite casserole, made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling then topping it off with a creamy bechamel sauce that is baked to golden perfection!
Spanakopita – rich pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enfolded by crispy, flaky phyllo dough
crunchy, creamy and super decadent! The spinach and cheese center just melts in your mouth!
Tiropitakia.. greek pie stuffed with cheese & vine leaves
One of the nicest things to nibble on!
Clockwise Top Left : Galaktobouriko – Custard in filo pastry; Koq – Custard filled shells with Chocolate Ganache; Finikia – Walnut Shortbread with Citrus Honey; Baklava
Rizogalo – Cream Rice pudding
With Fariz… Chef George Diakomichalis teaches us how to down the Ouzo … potent stuff!
Ouzo drinking is an art. Or maybe it’s a way of life. Whatever it is, the island of Lesvos is known for it’s ouzo. Most Greeks will tell you that the best ouzo comes from Lesvos. But Chef tells us, it’s not the ouzo, it’s who you drink it with that really makes the experience! And you know what… We totally agree! 🙂
A fantastic night with great Greek food and company, can’t ask for more!Add: Eccucino
Lobby floor of Prince Hotel and Residence KL
Tel: +603 2170 8888