That sad, aching feeling deep in your tummy, that’s called the HONEYPUFF BLUES, and it sweeps Brisbane on this day every year – the Monday following the Paniyiri Greek Festival. Luckily, the Greeks have the antidote… There is just one month until Nostimo Restaurant & Bar opens at The Greek Club!
Introducing the Pomegranate Mojito: starring at Nostimo Restaurant & Bar from mid-June!
And with it, abundance and good fortune…
When Nostimo Restaurant & Bar opens in The Greek Club in mid-June, not only will it be the home of a refined, modern Greek menu created by the acclaimed Greek Chef, David Tsirekas (1821 in Sydney), it will also be home to cocktails with a twist – with the first to be celebrated,The Pomegranate Mojito!
Nostimo Restaurant & Bar opens as part of The Greek Club’s $3million renovation and represents the spiritual home of the Greek community and Greek food in the city, making the dining experience truly authentic. The restaurant features white rendered walls, over 15,000 cascading worry beads, thatched ceilings and terrazzo finishes ….. with the cocktail list to suit!
Why a Pomegranate Mojito as the first cocktail to be revealed? The pomegranate features throughout Ancient Greek mythology in both the story of Persephone and her marriage to Hades, and with the Aegean Triple Goddess, who evolved into the Greek goddess Hera. The fruit represents fertility in the Greek culture. At important festivals in the Greek Orthodox calendar it is customary to adorn the table with pomegranates (or ‘polysporia’ meaning ‘many-seeded’), on New Year’s Day it is traditional to break a pomegranate on the ground and on moving into a new home, guests traditionally bring pomegranates as a symbol of abundance.
The Pomegranate Mojito by Nostimo Restaurant & Bar
• 45ml Pampero rum
• 15ml Pama Liqueur
• ½ tsp Pomegranate seeds & 3mint leaves
• 3 lime wedges
• 30ml gomme (sugar syrup)
• Soda water
• Mint spear
• Pomegranate Seeds
Method: Muddle lime, ½ tsp pomegranate seeds, mint leaves, rum, gomme, and Pama. Add ice and shake, pour mixture including ice in the glass and top up with soda. Garnish with mint & sprinkle pomegranate seeds. Serve in a DBL old fashion glass.
Located in the heart of Brisbane’s rich and vibrant Greek community in West End, Nostimo Bar & Restaurant is a stunning modern interpretation of a traditional Greek dining experience. It will seat 75 diners in the restaurant and 85 on its terrace which overlooks the Brisbane city skyline. Nostimo will be open for lunch Monday to Sunday, dinner Monday to Saturday and be available for exclusive bookings.
Nostimo Restaurant Bar
The Greek Club – 29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane
Lunch: Mon to Sat 11:30am to 3pm, Sun 11:30am to 4pm
Dinner: Mon to Fri 5pm to 9pm, Sat 5pm to 10pm