George Calombaris launches The Kitchens’ autumn season and new Jimmy Grants menu

George Calombaris cropped for website

Renowned restaurateur George Calombaris will cook up a Greek feast this weekend as part of the autumn season launch at The Kitchens, Robina. George will take to the cooking stage with a live demonstration and will share personal tips for those wanting to recreate Greek-inspired feasts at home.

While he’s in town, George will also visit his Gold Coast souvlaki bar Jimmy Grants, located at The Kitchens and famous for serving up classic Greek street food with a modern twist. It’s not accidental timing – Jimmy Grants has a heap of new menu items too, which include the Choc Top Baklava and the Americano souva – featuring succulent beef short rib.

And if that’s not enough George for one weekend, tonight there’s a Friends of George shindig with DJ, souvas and cocktails.

George says The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre was the perfect place to launch his Jimmy Grants brand in Queensland.

“It’s no secret that the Gold Coast is becoming a leading dining destination in Australia, with incredible local talent that call the city home,” George told Blank Gold Coast.

“The food scene on the Coast has evolved so much and has become a hub for experienced and upcoming chefs and restaurateurs to launch their dining concepts and cuisine.”

George says his motivation was always to share his take on a modern souvlaki bar – a cheeky little place where you can grab a souva and a beer and don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to eat great fresh Greek food! The Kitchens is a perfect fit. It’s a unique urban marketplace where fresh produce, cafes, restaurants and bars all co-exist under one roof.

“It’s absolutely not what you’d expect from a shopping centre food precinct,” George said. “I love that local foodies can pop in to grab a few fresh ingredients to cook up at home, enjoy an early morning coffee fix, late night cocktail, and relax over a long lunch with family and friends (or grab a souva!).”

“The food scene on the Coast has evolved so much and has become a hub for experienced and upcoming chefs and restaurateurs to launch their dining concepts and cuisine.”

And with The Kitchens delivering cooking workshops and demonstrations, outdoor cinema screenings, live music, busking zones and art classes, food is definitely just part of a multi-dimensional experience. Similar to George’s career really. From a kitchen to a TV career, George has impacted a lot of people through his food-related work.
“I am extremely lucky that my career in food has taken me to so many places and I have met so many amazing people along the way,” George told Blank Gold Coast. “TV is just a great way to express yourself to a wide audience.”

“In saying that, the most important thing to me is still being in my kitchens, with my chefs. That’s the heart and soul of who I am and what I am.”
_ _ _ _

You can catch George Calombaris exploring seasonal and local produce at The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre on Saturday 18 March at 11.00am for a free, live cooking demonstration and public meet and greet.

The Kitchens RTC 3

 

 

Be first to comment