Location: 179 Swan Street, Richmond, VIC.
Highlights: Zucchini flowers stuffed with garlic prawns + pistachio baklava with halva ice cream.
Last weekend marked the season of Greek Easter and for the past 3.5 years, I’ve been lucky enough to celebrate two feast-filled Easter weekends with my half-greek partner. This year, Sim and I stayed in Melbourne and unfortunately we weren’t able to catch up with Sim’s Greek half of the family for the Easter celebrations. Instead, we took ourselves out to a Greek restaurant we hadn’t been to before in Richmond: Bahari The Hellenic Palete.
If you’ve watched my April Favourites video, you’ll know how much I adored Bahari. Everything was incredible! They have a concise menu which changes seasonally, this can sometimes mean that as a pescatarian I’m limited with what I can eat. But Bahari had a huge selection of vegetarian dishes, so much so, that we have to go back so we can try the other vego dishes!
We started the evening off with zucchini flowers which were stuffed with garlic prawns (the best idea ever) and a grilled wild mushroom dish with herbs and feta.
For main course, Sim ordered some flame-grilled skewers consisting of chicken, pork and lamb while we both indulged in lemon and herb-crusted roast potatoes, and a pulses and grain salad with pomegranate. I’m drooling from the mere memory.
Although we were extremely full by this stage, we decided to order a dessert each and ended up bringing them home with us because we couldn’t finish it all! We ordered the baklava and galaktoboureko which both came with halva ice cream. I’m usually not a huge fan of halva but in ice cream form with its hazelnut and cinnamon flavours, it was really refreshing and light. Both desserts were some of the best I’ve ever eaten.
I highly recommend anyone who enjoys Greek cuisine to check out Bahari The Hellenic Palate in Richmond, it is a seriously good time. Now, I must run, those leftover desserts are calling my name from the fridge.