Dine With Chef Dimitris Katrivesis | Gourmand & Gourmet

Indulge in never-before-seen Greek feasts with globally-recognised chef Dimitris Katrivesis

You haven’t heard of the Greek god of food? Dimitris would be so disappointed.

Before lining up for loukoumades at the Paniyiri Greek Festival, know that something bigger and better than your favourite cultural celebration itself is coming to Brisbane, with this once-in-a-lifetime Greek dining opportunity set to be more alluring than any siren’s song (with none of the repercussions).

Join chef Dimitris Katrivesis, whose cooking has been described as ‘daring, self-assured and full of expression’, and is famed globally as a master of traditional and modern Greek cuisine with a few tricks up his well-travelled sleeve.

Katrivesis’ culinary CV is deliciously endowed, with his passion and popularity thriving across globally esteemed restaurants including El Bulli (Spain), Ryugin (Tokyo), Dos Palillos (Barcelona), Fuga (Athens), and now, Brisbane’s home of Greek cuisine – Nostimo.

During the week leading up to Paniyiri, Katrivesis will be teaming up with Nostimo’s chef-in-residence, David Tsirekas, to present his signature twist on classic Greek cuisine across three opportunities, at which eager diners will experience daily lunch and dinner specials, a signature degustation dinner, and Brisbane’s first ever Greek yum cha!

Rather than the standard Greek eats, expect fusion dishes, drawing upon Katrivesis’ international experiences to offer other-worldly plays on one’s palate. Katrivesis explains “a dish, a great dish, is the most complex work of art, as it should appeal to all five senses and, once devoured, it must remain in memory like a painting, a melody, or a beautiful view.”

It all starts on May 14 and ends during Paniyiri Festival on May 19, and you can find all event dates, times and book tickets here.

When in Greece.

Words by Nicole Portacha
- the gourmet who needs Greek yum cha, and needs it now.