Gerome

Gerome

ribs of harissa rubbed lamb, parsnip skordalia, lime

ribs of harissa rubbed lamb, parsnip skordalia, lime

The rich teal blue, velvet bunker seating is eye-catchingly sumptuous as you arrive,  with an industrial 'edge' in the remaining decor.  It leaves you feeling that you have been transported from Auckland to Milan or downtown New York - I know that's not Greece, but trying to pick high fashion industrial edginess here to remove any thoughts that you might have of being in countryside Greece.

The same goes for the food - all the elements of Traditional Greek Food - slow cooked flavourful lamb, sheep curd, pomegranate, pine nuts, capers etc etc  Big ... big difference - this has had a modern makeover.  Words fail the descriptions and I know how much the phrase 'AMAZING' annoys readers as a description, so its a good thing, for everyone involved that I had my trustee iPhone with me, and you can have a little visual taste.  

roasted cauliflower, capers, pomegranite, sour cream, vinaigrette

roasted cauliflower, capers, pomegranite, sour cream, vinaigrette

seasonal chargrilled oysters, aged sherry vinegar, sea grapes

seasonal chargrilled oysters, aged sherry vinegar, sea grapes

All of the flavours and intensities were in harmony, so while you read the menu descriptions and imagine some flavour conflicts, or some overpowering ingredients, let me assure you, the chef has very cleverly crafted each dish, to make you stop and consider the flavours,  The watermelon was a wonderful 'relief' to the rich, slow cooked lamb, so rather than one or two ingredients jumping out at you and dominating the palate, you are left with the view that you cannot remove any one element from a dish.  Hope this helps.  

 

All sharing plates - some small and some larger - arrive from the kitchen as they are ready.  Service was wonderful, attentive but not intrusive, and very fluent with their menu.

shoulder of lamb, tahini yoghurt, pine nuts, compressed watermelon, mustard leaf

shoulder of lamb, tahini yoghurt, pine nuts, compressed watermelon, mustard leaf

charred broccoli, white bean skordalia, preserved lemon, sheep quark

charred broccoli, white bean skordalia, preserved lemon, sheep quark

seared saganaki, peppered figs, northland honey

seared saganaki, peppered figs, northland honey

spit-roasted pineapple, spiced caramel, creme fraiche ice-cream, pistachio

spit-roasted pineapple, spiced caramel, creme fraiche ice-cream, pistachio

loukoumades, nutella, coffee ice-cream, fennel

loukoumades, nutella, coffee ice-cream, fennel

espresso

espresso

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