On Sunday, the Greek Festival of Sydney joins forces with Sydney’s God of Greek cuisine, David Tsirekas and Westfield Sydney to add a touch of Grecian flavour to Sydney’s Pitt Street to mark the opening of the annual Greek Festival of Sydney, which runs from 16 March with a two day festival at Darling Harbour and continues through to the 28 April with a program of over 20 cultural events.
This fabulous event will bring the sights, sounds and smells of a Grecian market to the bustling shopping precinct in the centre of Sydney, complete with Greek music, dancers and selected flavours from Tsirekas’ hatted restaurant, Xanthi.
Nia Karteris, Chair of the Greek Festival of Sydney expressed her enthusiasm in working with Tsirekas and Westfield to promote the Greek Festival program. Xanthi will be hosting a couple of events included in the inaugural food component of this year’s Greek Festival program.
“David has been a long-time supporter of the Greek Festival of Sydney and we are very excited about working together on a couple of great events that will showcase Xanthi and David’s talents as a great chef” said Nia
Tsirekas, said the Festival would expose Sydneysiders to the richness of Greek culture, through an incredible calendar of food and community events.
“I’m deeply passionate about my Greek heritage, and love nothing more than sharing this with people through my food and cooking. This celebration will bring the best of Greek food, culture, arts and entertainment together in Sydney’s CBD in a way we haven’t seen before,” said Tsirekas.
Xanthi, located within the Level Six premium dining precinct at Westfield Sydney, will also host a calendar of special dining events throughout the Festival.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support the Greek Festival of Sydney, David and his fabulous restaurant Xanthi. He is such a central pillar to the Sydney Greek community, and the dining experience he creates at Xanthi. It is the finest in Greek cuisine that Australia has to offer,” said Rachele Godridge Westfield Regional Manager – Central Sydney.
The Greek Festival of Sydney runs from the 16 March to 28 April. For a full list of events, visit www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au.