She’s a badass huntress that will never let you go hungry.
Atalanta Bar and Greek has just opened at Portside in Hamilton, and has done all the hunting and foraging for you, to serve up some fresh Greek feasting.
Let’s find out if the food is as good as the myth.
The comprehensive drinks list included beers, wines and spirits as well as a nice non-alcohol selection.
We opted for an Organic Cold Pressed Juice which changes daily. Our green blast was packed full of kale, celery, ginger, green apple and a touch of kiwi fruit, and was as delicious as it was healthy.
For starters, we tried out the Saganaki, which is a fried cheese. How can this possibly be improved on? By topping it with burnt butter and honey, that’s how.
Atalanta’s saganaki was one of the best around, with the cheese firm on the inside, but nice and crispy on the outside, and topped with a perfect amount of Sunshine Coast organic honey that made each mouthful close-your-eyes-delish.
The prawns were particularly tasty, and worked so, so well with the salty chopped olives and capers.
As a side dish, we opted for the Smashed Chickpeas with steamed broccoli, burnt butter and bonito flakes. The chickpeas had a lovely strong smoky taste to them, as did the bonito flakes which both went a long way to make steamed broccoli actually taste interesting for once.
For dessert, we tried the Halva, which was crumbled and served with vanilla bean ice cream, fairy floss and topped with gold leaf. I’ll be honest, I was full by this stage, but this dessert looked way too good to pass up.
The hazelnut halva was sweet and nutty and added some awesome texture to the soft ice cream and delicate fairy floss. Eating a bit gold took this decadent experience to a whole other level. King Midas would have been proud.