Pig on Spit at Xanthi
Btw, I'm soooooooooooooooooo sorry for the late post! Let me redeem myself by showing you my feeble attempts to photograph things other than food...FAIL! Pictures are taken in my community garden :)
Xanthi Bar and Restaurant
Anyway, back to food. Had lunchie with my favourite girls at Xanthi on one rainy/cold/windy day but our love of food let us braved the harsh conditions.
Xanthi is a new restaurant now open in Westfield Sydney that serves authentic Greek food with lots and lots of ouzo :D The interior decor is filled with Greek elements and I'm in love with this lamp!
We started off with some complimentary sourdough with olive oil.
Complimentary Bread with Olive Oil
Greek Lemonade (Gozoza) $4
Ouzomezedakia - Small Sharing Plates
Tarama Dip $7
Tarama is a salted and cured cod roe which gives it that prettily pink colour. The dip is accompanied with three crisp bread with butter, sprinkled with black and white sesame.
Greek Salad $12
Cucumber, tomato, black olives, fetta, capsicum, Spanish onion, dried oregano with Elea Creta extra virgin olive oil.
Honey Peppered Figs $7
Dried figs prepared in a pepper, honey, balsamic vinegar and spice syrup.
Fried School Prawns $9
School prawns tossed in a honey, fish sauce, sesame seed and flaked almond dressing. This is some great tasting prawns! The prawns are fried till super crisp and the shells are coated evenly with sweet sweet honey. It's like eating crunchy toffee but prawns! Tis crowned my favourite dish of the day.
Zucchini Fritters $8
A mixture of shredded zucchini and haloumi with dill, mint and parsley.
Apo Tin Plastira - From the Wooden Board
Pork Belly Baklava $18
Shredded pork belly with a date and pistachio filling and crackling served with a date and mastic sauce. This is a little different from other savory baklavas I've tried as the bottom of the roll contains date and pistachio filling making it sweet, complimenting the pork really well and adds an extra juicy touch to the overall texture. Another of my favourite dish from Xanthi!
Apo Tin Souvla - From the Spit
250g of Pig $40
Meat from the piggie we've seen from the first picture...I'm sorry to eat you little buddy, but you're delicious!
Yia Tous Latreis Ton Glykon - For the Lover of Sweets
No meal is complete without dessert! You should see the horrid face Miss. J made when I suggested 3 desserts instead of her proposed 1. I won. Naturally.
Byzantine 'Ekmek' $12.50
The peasants of Byzantine Constantinople roasted sliced sweet sour dough brioche, served it with kaymaki (clotted cream) and a spiced honey syrup. A super fat slab of yummy brioche with cream. Bliss.
Caramel Baklava Ice Cream $13.50
Sliced layers of vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce and baklava. Oh this baby is awesome! It's like an ice cream cake, Greek style! filled with a layer of pistachio crumbs and drizzled with caramel sauce...*drool*
Garden of Aphrodite $15
Such a pretty dessert consisting of sheep milk pudding served with raspberry and beetroot gel. Fresh mandarin segments, crystallised rose petals and ouzo meringues with a dusting of pistachio and dark chocolate powder.
There was also a cheese market that day at The Rocks so I braved the rain, again, to have a look at my beloved cheese but it closed early due to the rain! Argh! To soothe my broken heart, I rewarded myself with 5 macarons from Baroque Bistro<3
Macarons from Baroque Bistro $2.50 ea
They are like, so awesome.
My favourites are the salted caramel and rosewater :D
Xanthi Bar and Restaurant
Location: Level 6, Westfield Sydney, Corner Pitt Street Mall & Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday 8am – midnight, Sunday - Thursday 8am – 11pm
Phone: 02 9232 8535
Location: 88 George Street (corner of Hickson Road) The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday Midday - Late, Sunday Midday - 4:30pm
Phone: 02 9241 4811