We stared up at the terracotta honeycombs, mesmerized. With a table by the window looking out on to the Yarra River, it reminded us where we were – caught between Elysium and Earth.
Our feast began with the fresh smell of Greek flatbreads. They were warm beds for our greedy fingers and a perfect canvas for the dips. The first pot was of smoky yoghurt and sweet pumpkin, the next was tart and vibrant beetroot, and the last was of feta and spinach with crisp filo.
Next came another bowl bursting with Gazi Wings. Crisp chicken wings with moist meat and fooling those expecting the tedious bone to gnaw away. Paired with sharp pickled onions and luscious smoked black aleppo mayonnaise. To die for.
The soft-shelled crab souvas were not to be missed off the selection. The crunch released sweet crab juices which were accentuated by the fragrant mint and coriander, topped with mayonnaise and swaddled in a soft flatbread. A side of watermelon salad was an understatement. Sweet cubes of cold melon boldened by balsamic vinegar and pickled cucumbers and sprinkles of parmesan and mizithra.
A tantalizing meal to set us for a night of hypnotising tunes. Gazi truly reaches such great heights – an ode to Greece.
- Service: 5/5
- Price: $$$
- Location: Central, niche, accessible