By Billy Patramanis.
Peter Conistis is one of the most popular Greek Australian chefs going around. And now, he’s set to open a new restaurant, Ploos, in March at The Rocks.
According to Good Food, Ploos, the Greek word for sails, is headed into Campbell’s Stores, the redeveloped dining strip beside Quay restaurant.
The chef behind one of Sydney’s great dishes, scallop and taramasalata moussaka, will drill down on southern Mediterranean food at Ploos.
“It’ll be my interpretation of Crete and Cypriot food,” Conistis tells Good Food.
The design includes an oversized eat-at bar where you can snack on harbour views and Conistis’ food.
Conistis studied communications at university but eventually decided he wanted to become a chef to supply customers with good Greek food.
In 1993, Conistis took a brave step and opened his first Greek restaurant, Cosmos, in East Sydney.
Cosmos became a hit, receiving a Chef’s Hat in the 1994 Sydney Morning Herald Food Guide within three months. It became the first Greek restaurant to receive a hat, as well as the first Greek restaurant to be included in the guide.
Conistis later opened his second restaurant, Omega, followed by Alpha, which is owned by the Hellenic Club.
His latest endeavour, Ploos, is set to be opened in March 2021.