Alpha's Peter Conistis' Breakfast on The Morning Show

26 Jul 2016

Showing The Morning Show hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies how it's done, Alpha's Peter Conistis created a delicious baked yoghurt breakfast with figs, live on air. 

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Beta Launches On Level One Above Alpha

28 Jun 2016

Beta, a bar and gallery, will boast a menu of authentic Greek dishes with an added dash of Peter Conistis' signature flair, while the drinks menu will feature inventive Greek twists on classic cocktails.

Drawing on the elegant Victorian architecture of 238 Castlereagh Street, the bar will create a modern installation within the classic space with raw and natural interiors complemented with contemporary furniture and design.

Alpha's Chef Peter Conistis on The Morning Show

29 Apr 2016

Cooking lamb souvlaki with Greek coffee rub, fetta pesto and pomegranate tzatziki for Greek Orthodox Easter, Executive Chef Peter Conistis appeared on Channel 7's The Morning Show. 

To see the full segment, see the video below.

View the recipe here

 

Evzones Presidential Guard Visit Highlights

28 Apr 2016

Visiting Australia from April 16 to April 27, the Evzones commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete with appearances at key memorials and landmarks across Sydney. 

Commencing with a visit to ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park on the 16th, the Evzones participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Martin Place Cenotaph in the presence of the Governor of New South Wales and representatives from the Australian armed forces and Greek community organisations. 

On April 17, they visited the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Redfern followed by a demonstration at St Basil's Homes in Lakemba on April 18. A visit to the Estia Foundation in Gladesville on April 19 was proceeded by an open forum discussion in Greek on current challenges for Greece in South East Europe alongside Hellenic Club members at the Hellenic Club Sydney. On April 24 the Evzones visited All Saints Belmore church. 

The guards participated in the ANZAC Day march with the Greek RSL Sub-Branch, including a wreath laying ceremony at Martin Place Cenotaph. 

Sydneysiders were also able to observe the Evzones perfmorming a changing of the guard ceremony from April 20-22. 

On their final day in Sydney, the Evzones delighted local school children with their attendance at Sans Souci, Bexley and Earlwood public schools. 

For press coverage of the Evzones visit, see our Press page. 

 

 

 

 

SBS Radio attend Battle of Crete Ceremony

SBS Radio attended the Battle of Crete ceremony at the Martin Place Cenotaph to report on the event and the 'Evzones' guards visit to Sydney. 

To hear the feature, click here.

 

Photo credit: SBS

Battle of Crete commemorated in NSW

'The Martin Place Cenotaph on Saturday 16 April played host to a thousand members of the Greek and broader community who came to pay their respects and to remember one of the legendary campaigns in modern history, 75 years ago.'

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UPDATE: Greek Presidential Guard visit Sydney

Six soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard are visiting Sydney for the first time to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete. As part of the visit, the 'Evzones' will take part in a ceremony at the Martin Place Cenotaph on the 20th, 21st and 22nd April. 

The guards will appear at the Cenotaph at the following times: 

20th April - 12.30-1.30pm

21st April: 12.30-1.30pm

22nd April: 9.00-10.00am

 

Evzones of the Greek Presidential Guards visit Sydney to mark 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete

25 Apr 2016

Six members of the Greek Presidential Guard are visiting Sydney to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete. The guards will be appearing at a number of events over the course of the week, including a daily changing of the guard at the Martin Place Cenotaph on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, one of the key conflicts of the Second World War, has been chosen by the Australian Government as one of the significant anniversaries to be commemorated during the ANZAC centenary period. 

 

Hellenic Club Hosts Greek Presidential Guards Ahead Of Battle of Crete Ceremony

The Hellenic Club will host six soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard in Sydney for the first time to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete. The ‘Evzones’ guards will arrive in Sydney on the 14th April in order to take part in an official Battle of Crete ceremony on the 16th April at the Martin Place Cenotaph. They will also take part in the traditional ANZAC Day parade on the 25th April.  

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, one of the key conflicts of the Second World War, has been chosen by the Australian Government as one of the significant anniversaries to be commemorated during the ANZAC centenary period. 

Graham Athaunaseris, Chairman of the Cultural Committee of the Hellenic Club, says: ‘ We are thrilled to host the representatives of the Greek Presidential Guard to mark this significant anniversary. The Hellenic Club is very grateful to the President of Greece for giving special permission for the guards to travel to Australia for the first time in order to take part in this event. We hope that the Evzones’ visit will encourage the Greek Australian Hellenes and wider community to attend the commemorative service and observe the anniversary.'

Celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter at Alpha

01 May 2016

Alpha is celebrating Pascha with a traditional midnight supper on Sunday, May 1st, after Easter Saturday Anastasi church service.

Join Alpha for an authentic Pascha set menu including mageiritsa, roast chicken avgolemono, kokoretsi, tsoureki, red eggs and koulourakia. 

Net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Greek Orthodox Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen, Newtown, to support its soup kitchen. 

Held from 12am-3am, tickets are priced at $90 per person, $50 for pensioners and children under 18, while children under 5 eat free.

To book, email eat@alpharestaurant.com.au or call (02) 9098 1111.