Sprout owners, Callum Hann (fourth runner up of this year’s Masterchef All-Stars) and Themis Chryssidis, are continuing to sprout their business all over Adelaide, with a newly opened Barossa restaurant and a CBD location set to open by the end of the year.
Lou’s Place at Lou Miranda cellar door is Callum and Themis’ newest addition to their growing portfolio of ventures.
“We both love how food brings people together, it is the vehicle for fun,” says Themis.
This ethos, alongside Callum’s upbringing in the Barossa and Themis Greek/Mediterranean background, was the catalyst for Lou’s Place.
“When Lou Miranda contacted us, we knew that this was the opportunity to really embrace the experience that food can create,” says Themis.
Lou’s place is a Mediterranean inspired food experience focusing on seasonal, local produce with wholesome and generous dishes.
Themis and Callum have created a place where culture, food and a stunning cellar door meet, making it a relaxed and memorable Barossa experience.
“We want people to come in, indulge in some delicious seasonal share plates, drink the wine from Miranda Lou’s incredible cellar door, and to sit back and relax in the beautiful Barossa,” says Themis.
“Mediterranean food has a strong focus on the way you eat, it’s all about sharing amongst friends and the menu at Lou’s Place focuses on that.”
Expect large share platters filled with locally sourced ingredients and a range of Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist.
The menu includes a levy of fresh made pastas from ricotta filled agnolotti, linguini vongole to ragu Pappardelle.
There’s also a charred whole chicken, peas, zucchini, cabbage and pan juices, that Themis says is “one of the best dishes I’ve ever tried.”
Other menu highlights include an 18-hour slow cooked lamb neck, garfish with lentil tabouleh and sweet serving of loukoumades with pistachio, honey and lemon thyme.
Lou’s place is currently open Friday to Sunday for lunch sittings, where you can stay for a quick lunch or indulge in a two hour tasting experience with a degustation across their whole menu.
There are plans to trade on other days of the week, and open Lou’s Place for evening experiences.
If opening one venue per year wasn’t enough, Callum and Themis are also set to open another restaurant in the CBD later this the year.
“We have a really exciting venture in its very early stages of development,” says Themis.
All we know for now is that the venue will sit inside the ANZ building on Waymouth Street in the city.
We’re to expect indoor fine dining, as well as an outdoor bar with a more relaxed dining experience with this upcoming venture.
“We will be bringing something unique to Adelaide. It will allow us to all indulge in our senses; an experience that this city needs,” explains Themis.
Stay tuned for more.
Find Lou’s Place at 1876 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat.