We are so proud of our Angie for winning this prestigious award at The Age Good Food Guide Awards on Monday night. Here is what they wrote;
“Many Melburnians will have been welcomed to table by Angie Giannakodakis, at the first Press Club where she delivered warmth and good wine to diners, and now at her own restaurant, Epocha, in Carlton.
She’s long been an advocate for the quality wines of Greece, bringing a refreshed enthusiasm for them from 12 years working in Athens’ fine diners to the Press Club.
At Epocha regulars almost swoon in anticipation of slipping into the restaurant’s hospitable embrace after a day at the office, and letting Giannakodakis recommend a glass (or often, half a glass) of this or that from the enticing wine list.
She is opening a second restaurant, Elyros, in Camberwell, with a menu of produce-based Cretan cuisine from a Michelin-trained chef, and booze-friendly mezze in the wine bar.
The opening of Elyros should enable Giannakodakis to continue to prove her mettle not only front of house and with fine drinking recommendations, but also as a restaurateur.”
The CITI Service Excellence Award is awarded for top-level professionalism and hospitality.
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