resh off the back of leading the Manly Pavilion to acclaim in 2011, Jonathan Barthelmess has teamed up with fellow Greek Australian, Sam Christie (Longrain Sydney and Melbourne) to launch their new venture, The Apollo in Potts Point.
Quietly opening its doors to the public last Sunday, The Apollo is a showcase of the cuisine that Barthelmess has become known for and reflects both the influence of his mentors, Stefano Manfredi and Janni Kyritsis, as well as the chef’s own heritage and roots.
The focus here is on the share plate aspect of Greek food, with the menu including dishes cooked over wood-fire and served with an accompaniment of Greek yoghurt, or the ‘full Greek’ (at $55pp for a whole table) with white cod roe taramasalata and slow cooked lamb loin.
Architect George Livissianis has employed a minimalist feel on the space – which is named after the Greek god of poetry, light and music – incorporating exposed concrete, granite and brass touches, designed to hint at the rocky beauty of Greece.
The partnership between Barthelmess and Christie has been in the works for a while now and we can’t wait to see what this dynamic hospitality duo will serve up at their new Potts Point joint. Hopefully it will inspire the god of poetry himself.
44 Macleay Street, Potts Point
(02) 8354 0888
Tue to Sun 6pm- late
(Monday nights and all-day service coming soon)