Opening in South Bank’s Little Stanley Street, Zeus Street Greek will celebrate the very best of Australian-Hellenic flavours, in up-to-the-moment street food style, reflecting modern flavour combinations and palates.
Only last week The Living Room food crew proclaimed Greek Street Food as the next big thing which was interesting given the concept has been around since, oh, Ancient Greek times!!!!
THIS SATURDAY IS I LOVE SOUVLA SATURDAY, where all Pita Wraps between 12noon and 3pm are free and for every one devoured, Zeus will donate $2 to Micah Projects, a local charity at South Brisbane working with the homeless.
In addition to creating the foundations of democracy and theatre, the Olympic Games, great architecture and being the birthplace of the philosophers Aristotle, Socrates and Plato and of course Homer, the Greeks were also the culinary visionaries behind Loukoumades (HoneyPuffs of course), Spanakopita, Souvla, Haloumi, Tzatziki and Pitas – all dishes that Brisbane adores!
The Zeus Pita Menu features eight options, all created in the Zeus kitchen, mixing traditional anchors like pork, lamb and chicken, with signature flavours and super fresh ingredients, peppered with lemon juice, seasonings and lots of specialist herbs.
All Pitas can also be ordered Nude.
***Hot news from the kitchen is that the much-loved
Loukoumades (or HoneyPuffs) are being served in traditional style AND in a chocolate version! Brisbane’s Greek food wishes have been answered, and in style.
Zeus is the shared and very loved culinary child of Costa Anastasiadis, the original founder of Crust Gourmet Pizza, and George Kyrprianou from Pony Dining Brisbane; two Greek boys who grew up together and have always, always worked in hospitality – it’s in their DNA. Their partnership puts pay to the very philosophy of Zeus.
Heading the Zeus Kitchen is Brisbane-born Chef Damian Draper, the culinary whiz behind Pony Dining Brisbane, and a famed meat specialist, renowned for coaxing incredible flavours from all cuts.
“At the essence of Zeus is a sense of sharing – to share the table with your friends, your family; this is one of the oldest Greek traditions there is and it is very important to us. It was Plutarch, a Greek historian who said, ‘We do not sit at the table to eat… but to eat together’ and this mantra rings true to us at Zeus – we call it Filoxenia, or to show hospitality to all,” said Costa.
THE ZEUS GUIDE TO STREET GREEK:
Filoxenia – to show hospitality
to all; our table is your table.
Pita (aka the foundation of flavour goodness!) – Flat,
slightly leavened bread which can be split open to hold a filling or used as a wrap – for great Zeus ingredients.
Donut puffs dipped in honey with a sprinkle of cinnamon – Honey Puffs! At Zeus these come in cinnamon and chocolate balls of Greek goodness!
Horiatiki Salata – aka village salad.
Your basic big, fantastic Greek salad – Zeus has 4 versions, all taste like the Mediterranean on a clear summer’s day.
Greek yoghurt, cucumber, roasted garlic and dill.
– cured white fish roe dip, great with a Pita and squeeze of lemon!
Kalamboki – chargrilled corn on the cob
Homemade flaky spinach and cheese pie.
vanilla bean custard wrapped in filo pastry, served warm and dusted with cinnamon and icing sugar.