The Greek Club to welcome rock star chef for one flavour-filled week in May

Greek Superchef Dimitris Katrivesis to join Nostimo Chef-in-Residence, David Tsirekas for an exciting week of flavour in May, including Brisbane’s first ever Greek Yum Cha experience

El Bulli (Spain) – Ryugin (Tokyo) – Dos Palillos (Barcelona) – Fuga (Athens) – Nostimo (Brisbane)

His cooking has been described as ‘daring, self-assured and full of expression’, a chef who makes ‘harmonious and refined dishes, not just ones with intensity and macho charm’ and this May, Brisbane will experience the famed flavours of Greek superchef Chef Dimitris Katrivesis firsthand when he takes up residence at Nostimo Restaurant & Bar ahead of the Paniyiri Greek Festival.

Chef Dimitris Katrivesis is famed globally as a master of Greek cuisine, both traditional and modern, and his CV includes some of the world’s very best restaurants. After studying culinary arts in Athens in 1996, his passion for global flavours and learning has taken him from five-time world number one restaurant, the three-Michelin starred El Bulli in Spain, to Luxembourg, Paris and Tokyo where he worked at the acclaimed three-Michelin starred restaurant Ryugin.

He returned to Greece and used his unmatched international experience to create the unique concept JSP, a blend of Japanese/Spanish/Peruvian flavours mixed with his Greek influences. He’s the author of “The Real Deal”, a book on Peruvian street food and is currently based in Athens, where he leads the famed Fuga Restaurant set in the gardens of the magnificent Athens Concert Hall. It is at Fuga that he perfected Greek Yum Cha, a concept he and Chef Tsirekas will bring to Nostimo Restaurant for the Paniyiri weekend!

Chef Katrivesis was convinced to visit Brisbane by his friend, Chef Tsirekas, himself famed for changing the approach to Greek cuisine here in Australia and internationally (of course Chef Tsirekas heads up Sydney’s acclaimed 1821 and was also poached  by mega restaurateur Louie Alexakis two years ago to oversee the opening of two Greek restaurants in Chicago).

While Chef Katrivesis’s visit to Brisbane is for just over one week, in the sharing spirit so famous in Greece, there are plenty of opportunities for food lovers to taste his fare and meet The Man!


May 12 and 13: An introduction to South East Queensland produce!

On arrival in Brisbane, Chef Katrivesis will be taken straight to meet South East Queensland’s wonderful local producers, hosted by Chef Tsirekas. Both Chefs were brought up to champion local flavours and they will visit the Schultz Farm near Toowoomba and be introduced to the very best local seafood with famed fisherman Chris Bolton.


Tuesday May 14 to Friday May 17: Katrivesis at Nostimo

With Chef Katrivesis in residence, he will work with local South East Queensland produce creating daily lunch and dinner specials showcasing his  famous style, as well as mentoring the kitchen team at Nostimo. To make a reservation, call 07 3844 1166 or email


Wednesday May 15: Katrivesis Signature Degustation Dinner

In a culinary event not to be missed, Chefs Tsirekas and Chef Katrivesis will host a Signature Degustation Dinner in Olympus at The Greek Club with the menu designed by Chef Katrivesis & MC’d by Chef Tsirekas. Tickets are $120 per person for the menu only, matched wines optional – to book visit Eventbrite or call 07 3844 1166.


Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 – Meze Karotsi at Nostimo: Paniyiri Geek Festival

Over the famous Paniyiri Greek Festival weekend, Nostimo Restaurant will be transformed into Brisbane’s first ever Greek Yum-Cha … introducing the Meze Karotsi/Greek Trolley, a style Chef Katrivesis has made famous throughout the world! Diners can enjoy unique Greek meze plates in traditional Yum-Cha fashion, and to add to the authenticity of the event each guest will receive faux Greek currency to use!  See


Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19: Paniyiri Geek Festival Cooking Demonstrations

Both Chef Tsirekas and Chef Katrivesis will star in hugely popular Cooking Demonstration Program over the two days of Paniyiri, held upstairs at The Greek Club. For detail see


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Happy New Year

I hope everyone has had a fantastic festive season filled with lots of joy. We are excited to welcome you back to The Greek Club starting off a new year.

2018 was a huge year for The Greek Club. We underwent a complete refurbishment and were closed for more than 3 months. It was incredible to reveal our new venue to you all and to introduce our new restaurant, Nostimo. We have loved hearing your positive feedback on the changes we have made and are proud to have modernised and refined our cultural hub to be a true Brisbane icon.

As we move through the new year, our focus is on continuing to refine and perfect our service and offerings for our valued members and clients. As always, we will strive to offer the finest in Greek tradition, hospitality, and service, so that we may give back to our community and help to support the life-changing initiatives run by the Greek Orthodox Community of St George.

2019 holds many exciting ventures and we are so looking forward to sharing a memorable year ahead with you all. Here are just some of the events we have coming your way:

Whether you’re dining at our award-winning restaurant Nostimo, or singing along at the next Greek concerts, or hosting your work or private events in our renovated function spaces – we can’t wait to see you at the club soon!

– Andrew Tambakis – General Manager


Introducing our Newest Wedding Space

Recognised as one of Brisbane’s premier function venues, The Greek Club does not take this title lightly. Having undergone recent renovations over 3 million dollars we introduce a brand new function space.

On the ground level we now introduce a space rivalling our Grand Ballroom on our upper level. Perfect for a more intimate gathering, our Olympus room seats up to 110 of your closest family and friends. With the ability to hang up to three chandeliers this room can be styled using height and depth. Allow your vision to come to life with our dedicated wedding coordinator Katherine who will be with you every step of the way.

Our all inclusive wedding packages include a three course alternate drop menu, pre- dinner drinks and canapes as well as select styling from the best in Brisbane. Click here to view our packages. Contact us today and allow our staff with over 40 years experience help begin your journey to the happiest day of your life. Click here to enquire or give us a call on (07) 3844 1166.

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IN THE MEDIA: Lady Brisbane – Brisbane, have you heard …

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

Published on on May 23, 2018
(1821 in Sydney), it will also be home to cocktails with a twist – with the first to be celebrated, The Pomegranate Mojito!

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