Feel like Greece @ Bahari – The Hellenic Palate, a Greek restaurant in Melbourne, Australia!
“Tassie duo, Chef and Restaurateur Philip Vakos and friend Stell Kaponas, have combined their experience to present a fresh, funky and ‘gringlish’ (Greek/English) vibe restaurant in the heart of Richmond.
Growing up spending hours in the kitchen with two Cretan grandmothers, Philip was taught that balancing spice in Greek food was a fine art, ‘Keep it simple, but keep them guessing’. The series 2 Master Chef contestant has built a strong reputation in Melbourne. Through ‘Bahari’, now his latest venture, Philip showcases his quality interpretations of classic Greek dishes and desserts, whilst also his flare for balancing spices and flavours; by constantly reinventing the way Greek food is enjoyed by his customers.
Stell grew up on an Australian, Greek – Cypriot version of a farm, well accustomed to fresh produce, a slow paced lifestyle, and the fresh Tasmanian air. Having owned and operated multiple businesses in Tassie, Stell decided it was time for a change. Although the pace might be faster, and the air not as fresh here in Melbourne; quality of produce is something that he won’t compromise.“