Founded by husband and wife team, Dennis and Effie Tsakiris, Blu Kouzina was born out of the founders' love of food and experiencing a hearty meal with friends. And that's exactly how you'll feel when you dine at this fine establishment. Personalised service, a warm environment and extremely tasty food are just a few of the things that are in store when you make a trip down to this four-storey building in the lush residential area of Bukit Timah.
On the ground floor, the open kitchen buzzes with activity as chefs tirelessly prepare traditional Greek recipes with the freshest of ingredients, such as lamb that arrives fresh and unfrozen from New Zealand, and sea bream that is flown in fresh from Greece every Friday.
Greek cooking usually does not a rely on a large amount of ingredients or intricate techniques for preparing a single dish, but rather focuses on using the best possible handful of components to create a delicious and filling meal. And at the center of it all, olive oil. Blu Kouzina not only serves Greek olive oil, but some of the best! Produced by their own family’s Messinea estate, the olive oil which they cheekily named 'Green Gold', is intensely fruity and light in flavour, making it a clear winner in our books. Can't seem to get enough? Well you're in luck as the olive oil is readily available for purchase!
A staircase in the back takes you up to two larger dining areas, thoughtfully decorated with seashells and other trinkets, adding to atmosphere that you are more likely somewhere off in the Mediterranean than in the humid confines of Singapore.
Finally, we thoroughly respect the owners' decision not to adapt any of the dishes to suit local palates and to remain truly authentic to their heritage. To us, it's a decision that has truly paid off! (Jul 2012)