It’s All Greek To Me

If there’s anything about Melbourne that I actually think is rave-worthy (which we all know is definitely not the weather), it’s got to be vibrant gastronomical scene that see excellent restaurants mushrooming up all over the city.

I just returned from a work lunch at The Press Club, which serves modern Greek cuisine. With The Age Good Food Guide 2008 Best New Restaurant – Chef Of The Year title firmly tucked behind Chef George Calombaris’s belt, the restaurant certainly looked promising when I sussed it out this morning.

Needless to say, it didn’t disappoint. The bread – which tasted like sourdough ciabatta – was still warm from the oven, absolutely amazing, and the olive oil that accompanied it was totally mindblowing. It was THE best olive oil I’d tasted – full-bodied, pungent, and wow…need I say more?!

For starters, we shared a Mezedes platter amongst ourselves, the Greek counterpart of the Italian antipasto and ordered our own mains. I had a grilled mullet (fish) that came with a variety of sides – a fish croquette, tzatziki, cous cous and pickled zucchini. I also tried some of the fish kebabs that my colleague ordered, and it was absolutely bursting with flavour! Not that I’m a fan of cous cous or anything close to it, but to cut the long story short, The Press Club was nothing less than impressive and it looks like I’m gonna be heading back again soon!


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