IONIO (Invited)

Friday, August 19, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

IONIO is an authentic Greek restaurant with a modern twist located in the upper level of Westfield Doncaster, near the Village Cinema. They pride them self in using charcoal to produce smoky aroma and taste on their creation.

I was invited by Dani Venn from Eat It Up Creative to attend IONIO brand new menu. They recently rebrand and created various new menu, some created by Dani her self. She used to work as a Chef but now she use her creativity to help rebrand and manage other restaurants. IONIO has a modern urban atmosphere with wide glass window, wooden furnishings and open kitchen.

We started with an army of entree; Mt Zero Marinated Olives, Housemade Labne w/ Fennel, House made dips (Tzatziki, Taramasalata, Hummus) w/ Pita Bread, Grilled Dodoni Saganaki w/ Lemon and Fried Cheese Balls w/ Lemon.

Then a ranges of mains started coming; Charcoal-fired Lamb and Chicken Gyros, Chargrilled Rainbow Trout wrapped in Vine leaves and Homestyle Moossaka.

They also provided three verities of salad; Goddess of Grains (Quinoa, Barley, Freekah, Farro, Currants & Pomegranates), The Greek (Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Feta, Olives & Oregano) and Roasted Beetroot (Labne, Mint & Hazelnut).

I'm so glad I always have a seperate stomach for desserts otherwise I wouldn't have any space to fit anything in anymore. They prepared Smashed Baklava w/ Toasted Walnut & Honey Ice Cream as well as Warm Bougata w/ Cinnamon Sugar.

Dani teamed up with Iron Chef Shellie, in order to document the whole event. Iron Chef Shellie is a famous food stylish and photographer. I'm one of her big fan and felt so happy to finally meet her in person, she is a warm and friendly woman. On top of that I get to meet other friendly bloggers and get to chat during lunch. It's a well prepared event with good food and company, as if it's not enough Dani has prepared a goodie bag filled with olive oil and olive for us to bring home. Well done Eat It Up Creative, I'm looking forward to the next event!

IONIO Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday-Thursday & Sunday: 10am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am-11pm

619 Doncaster Rd
Doncaster, VIC 3108