Lunch at Suzi Tros: superb Greek food with some nice Greek wines to match
Suzi Tros is the more informal sibling of Mazi, located next door in Notting Hill, but there’s nothing stripped back about the menu: some of the best Greek food I’ve eaten.
I was due to meet Steve Daniel of Hallgarten Novum wines to discuss a seminar on minerality. Where shall we meet? I asked. What about Suzi Tros? He replied. It was a brilliant suggestion.
We lunched well on some of the best Greek food I’ve tried, and tasted some Greek wines by the glass. Neither the food or wines were expensive, but they were utterly lovely. Suzi Tros is informal, but it’s classy and feels quite real. I’ll definitely be back.
Wild sea bass carpaccio, yuzu, shaved fennel
Home made grilled bread, olive oil, oregano
Stuffed red pepper, goat’s cheese, crushed chillies
Spanakopita (spinach pie – featured image)
Dakos with whipped feta cream and cherry tomatoes
Monemvasia Winery Kydonitsa 2018 Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece
Taut, fresh and linear with nice stony citrus fruit, with fine herbs. Has a slight pithy edge. Laser-sharp and pure with a mineral core. Great value for money. 92/100
Idaia Winery Vidiano 2018 Dafnes, Crete, Greece
From a north-facing vineyard at altitiude. This is very fine and vivid with bright mineral character, and chalky, limestone zip, as well as fine minty/herbal hints. There’s a touch of mountain scrub to this. Very pure, linear and vital. 92/100
Manolesakis Estate ‘Exis’ 2018 Drama, Greece
This has a delicate, green leafy nose with sweet cherry fruit. The palate is soft and slightly herbal, and nicely textured, with easy, sweet cherry fruit. Focused, smooth and easy drinking. 89/100
Geravassiliou Red 2017 Greece
Limnio, Syrah and Merlot, one year in French oak. This is pretty classy and smooth with ripe sweet cherry fruit, some plum and an easy elegance. Stylish and modern, it’s easy to appreciate, and apparently it ages quite well, too. 90/100
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