Blu Kouzina, a favourite destination for authentic Greek cuisine in Singapore for the past few years, is moving to a new location on Dempsey Hill. The new space brings together elements of Greek mythology and design along with Singapore’s Chinese heritage and its colonial past. Stepping through the entrance, graced with two Mycaenian Lions, onto the black-and-white tiled floor and surrounded by the decorative Meander pattern, one isn’t only transferred to Greece’s rich ancient culture. The patterns also strike a familiar tone with designs seen in ancient China as well as Singapore’s black-and-white houses. It’s a marriage of culture that will make you feel at home as you settle for a culinary adventure a world away. The combination of past and present continues in the menu, where fresh and quality ingredients are used in dishes both traditional and creatively contemporary.
Blu Kouzina was born out of the founders’ love of sharing a hearty meal with friends, spiced with quality olive oil and accompanied with good wine. By marrying their passion for the food of their native Greece and the family’s signature olive oil, Effie and Dennis Tsakiris created a warm environment in a four-storey building in a plush residential area on Dempsy Hill that will take you through a short trip to Greece.
On the ground floor, the open kitchen is a hive of activity where the chefs are preparing both traditional and modern Greek recipes with the freshest of ingredients, some especially flown from Greece. A staircase in the back — past the chef’s table and shelves displaying not only the different varieties of the family’s extra virgin ‘Green Gold’ olive oil but also other Greek products that are key to the flavors you’ll experience at the restaurant. Clean lines and traditional blue and white colors drawn from the palette of a beach ‘taverna’ dominate here.