One of the most creative and yet authentic experiences you can have when enjoying a different culture is realized through trying its cuisine. And what better way to understand the soul that inspires that gastronomy, than by sampling the everyday tastes satiating the core of the populace: street food.
Sti Sesoula Souvlaki Bar aims to treat diners, consisting of both locals and select in-the-know tourists, to heaping helpings of real Grecian off-the-charcoal-grill meals. The feature dish? That’d be Souvlaki, naturally.
Relatively new to the Corfu restaurant scene, Sti Sesoula offers what could be considered as original fast-food albeit with a gourmet spin. The menu has been artfully designed by Greek celebrity Chef, Christos Ioannidis from the grilling techniques right down to the homemade marinades. Earthy flavors of rosemary, mint, and oregano are balanced by savory sauces, finishing salt and topped-off with refreshing citrus notes.
It’s the kind of place where licking your fingers isn’t frowned upon - it’s unavoidable.
Providing take away and dine-in experiences, the gastro-team have been masterly trained by Executive Chef Chris. For them, serving up sensational meals in mere minutes appears effortless.
Dine in if you can and you’ll enjoy your fries, grilled-goods, and pita in sesoulas, or 'scoops' with full view of the masterfully designed open-concept kitchen.
At Sti Sesoula, the experience rivals the quality of the meals. Lined with classic diner-like wax paper, their scoops are symbolic of a much older Greek eating construct. They’re an homage to the concept of eating high off the hog when wealth is celebrated through generous scoops full of food.
An absolute delight, don’t let the quick service and street-food-inspire-fare fool you, Sti Sesoula is great food fast, but by no means fast-food.
The ingredients are premium and the methods used to cook them, ingenious. Meat is tender, and juicy, while an army of vegetarian options presents well in the form of summer-salads, beetroot mouse, and fritters. For those hankering for a taste of protein-rich bites, the souvlaki is a must and the staff will ask you how you like it cooked when you opt for beef.
Here, every main is done to order and grilled to succulent perfection.
Save some room for an order of fries and, try to share a couple starters or a scoop of tender pork strips. Though we don't blame you if you hog them all to yourself. And, if you’re thirsty, we suggest washing it all down with a bottle of organic, fresh (non-pasteurised), Corfu Beer.
When you do, you’re in for a well-rounded local foodie experience worthy of the most scrutinizing gourmand. Simply put, Sit Sesoula and its suppliers don't compromise - so why should you?
Eat where and what the Corfiots eat at Sti Sesoula.
Travlr Blog gives Sti Sesoula Souvlaki Bar 5 out of 5 scuttles.