I hadn't heard much about Gazi, other than George Calombaris owns it. After deciding to shift the Press Club from its spot on the corner of Flinders Street and Exhibition Street in Melbournes CBD he created this rustic greek masterpiece.
Melbourne city was very busy last night due to the White Night festival, so finding a restaurant was extremely difficult!
Gazi was one of the top restaurants on my partners list of restaurants to visit at the moment and we were lucky enough to get a few seat sitting up by the kitchen, lucky for me thats my favourite choice of seat!
With an awesome variation of items on the menu it was quite hard to choose! My decision was made easier seeing a few of the items being made in front of me.
We started with the selection of three dips with pita breads along with the most amazing calamari I have had in a long time!
The dips we chose were tzatziki, sweet potato dip with pine nuts and my favourite, beetroot with feta and dill.
Following on from this, we chose a fresh iceberg lettuce salad with soft cheese & lemon dressing which was so simple but very tasty. Will definitely be recreating this at home!
We also got to close from a range of mini souvlakis. They did have other main options, but we were getting rather full!
Myers chose the duck souvlaki. Which had slow roasted then deep fried duck. While I chose the beef souvlaki. Hands down, the best, most tender and flavoursome beef I have had! Along with red onion, mayo and fries, it was simply delicious! I am already looking forward to the next time I order one of these!
All in all it was a great evening, the staff were very friendly and the food was simply mouthwatering! I am very eager to head back and try the crispy fries with oregano oil and feta. Oh, and I am definitely going to be ordering the sweet: Bombe Metaxa!