Before coconut oil, before the obsession with avocado and before nut butter, it was humble olive oil that was the superfood. Good fats, ideal for your hair, kind to your skin and great for your food. Thankfully then Greek restaurant, Kalimera, is making organic olive oil the star of the show.
Founded by Télémaque Argyriou, you’ll probably have seen Kalimera at the likes of Street Feast and StreetDots and now he’s chosen Camden Market as the spot for his first permanent site. Using organic olive oil made on his family’s farm in Sparta in South Greece, he’ll be cooking up classic Greek dishes but bringing them up to date, so think more restaurant in Athens than traditional taverna.
The seasonal menu will include their take on the classic moussaka; lamb souvlaki with smoked aubergine and mint tzatziki; halloumi souvlaki with pesto yoghurt, chicken souvlaki with avocado tzatziki. Come lunch time there’ll be Greek salad boxes with feta sauce, Greek cheese croquettes and potato wedges served with yoghurt and caper sauce.
The space will be decorated with bold yellow stripes to represent the olive groves as they appear from above and you’ll also be able to buy the olive oil to take home.
Kalimera: Open Now, Camden Market, Unit 311, Camden Lock Place, Camden, NW1 8AH