Featured in Essential Magazine June 2019

Magazine Article:
Greek restaurant, opened two months ago in front of the public beach of Grand Bay. The Owners, Mike & Bazil Chronias, relies on a convivial concept based on the shared discovery of many typical dishes. by its side, The Chef Ilias Kontos is seduced by the Mauritian cuisine, varied and colourful. He started cooking in Greece at 17 years old. before falling down on our island, the two men have already held a Greek restaurant together in South Africa

Ingredients for 4 people:

-1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 kg beef Rump
-250gr onion
-5 cloves of garlic
-½ cup red wine
-Salt and pepper to taste
-1 tsp paprika
-600 gr tomato pure
-100 gr tomato paste
-2 cinnamon sticks
-750 gr baby onions
-½ cup white vinegar
-50 gr sugar

For the mush:

4 medium potatoes

2 carrots

Salt and pepper to taste

50 gr butter

15 gr parsley

50 ml cream

Preparation :

In a large pot add ½ cup of olive oil and when its hot add your beef that its cut into 3cm cubed sprinkle with salt and pepper stir the meat in the pot allowing it to take a golden brown color

Add the 250gr of chopped onion and the garlic stir for approximately 10 minutes till your onion softens 

Add the wine and allow the alcohol to evaporate after that add your tomato paste and pure with one liter of water and the cinnamon cover the pot and slow cook for about 30-45 minutes depending on how tender your meet is.

In a pan add the rest of the olive oil and the baby onions peeled but left whole

Stir them in the hot oil constantly and wait till they have a nice golden color then add the sugar and the vinegar caramelizing the onion and creating a thick syrup.

When the meat is almost ready add the baby onions with the syrup in the pot and finish the cooking together binding both flavors 

In a pot boil the potatoes with the carrots when soft drain the water add the seasoning the butter and the cream crashing with a spoon leaving chunks of potatoes and carrot this way you creating a rustic mush last add your parsley 

Ready to serve.