Top Greek restaurant Halloumi looks to Athens for inspiration as they introduce their new spring menu to give diners a modern taste of the Mediterranean. Highlights include a fiery dressed crab salad with avocado, chilli and spring onion and a tender swordfish steak with cherry tomatoes and specialty extra virgin oil from Greece.
Crumbly feta cheese and spinach make delicious crispy croquettes for veggie lovers. Then there is the Halloumi fries, given a seasonal twist with a layer of yoghurt, pomegranate, chopped mint and smoked paprika.
There’s also new drinks to try. Hymettus is an eye-cathing aromatic cocktail. The name is inspired by the eponymous mountain range near Athens, where wildflowers bloom in spring. For the cocktail: Hendrick’s gin is its base, shaken with lemon, elderflower and garnished with sweet edible flowers.
Meanwhile, their Lovers Delight is a sweet mix with white chocolate, vanilla Stolichnaya vodka and Amaretto.
Lapreet Atwal, the general manager at Halloumi, told Glasgowist: “Our new dishes capture the essence of the Mediterranean spirit and culture – they’re fresh, vibrant and big on flavour.
“Inspired by the beauty of Greece our chefs wanted to offer the chance for our guests to sample exciting Hellenic flavours matched with drinks expertly created by our team. We can’t wait to let our customers enjoy new flavours that food that represents modern Greece.”
Halloumi is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre on Hope Street, two minutes from Glasgow Central Station and Buchanan Street.