Photos: Yiasou George.
This East End hotspot is turning up the heat this winter, hosting an event dedicated to cooking over fire!
Much-loved Mediterranean restaurant Yiasou George is participating in Tasting Australia’s winter series with their upcoming event George After Dark. The event, which will feature seven courses all cooked over fire, will take place on July 25 with two time slots. You can get tickets, which cost $120 per person, for the 5:30pm and 8:30pm seatings.
In addition to live music and drinks from Vinden Wines and Vittorio Spirits, the event will see fire-roasted courses from Executive Chef Harry Bourne, formally of Sydney’s Hubert. The exact menu hasn’t been announced, but there will be everything from coal-cooked, locally sourced meats to fire-roasted vegetables. All of the dishes will be cooked over fire.
Inspired by the event, the East Terrace restaurant has also launched a new revolver-like cocktail titled “George After Dark” that nods to the event’s menu, focusing on smokey flavours.
The restaurant explains that it chose a firey event to warm up your winter because fire-focused meals are something they always love making.
“Fire has formed a huge part of our evolution as humans, and is always a big part of the experience at George’s place,” they say.
“This evening we are working especially close with this force of nature to create a truly unique dining experience.”
This event comes as part of Tasting Australia’s inaugural Winter Series festival. Taking place from the 1 – 31 July 2021, the Winter Series will showcase Adelaide and regional South Australia, with unique events hosted in some of the state’s favourite eating and drinking venues.
Since opening two years ago, Yiasou George definitely qualifies as one of those favourites. They’re known for their famous pita and Mediterranean meals (think chargrilled octopus, wood fired lamb shoulder, and meze platters of baba ghanoush, haloumi and marinated olives), as well as their spunky fit out.
Started by Oliver Brown and Josh Talbot, the restaurant and bar always has a party atmosphere with a disco ball, kitschy props, murals on the walls and funky tunes to match. The whitewashed walls trimmed with blues and greens, and smells of wood fired meats bring you right to the Mediterranean.
To experience the fun atmosphere and fire-cooked meats, get tickets to the event.
Find Yiasou George at 26 East Terrace, Adelaide.