Thursday May 23 2019

City centre eatery brings taste of the Mediterranean to Merseyside

City centre eatery brings taste of the Mediterranean to Merseyside

With warmer weather on the horizon, Koukash Bar and Restaurant has unveiled a ‘Mediterranean meets the Mersey’ concept to mark a fresh chapter for the city centre eatery.

Located within DoubleTree by Hilton on Sir Thomas Street, Koukash has introduced a host of new sharing platters, nibbles and authentic Mediterranean dishes to whet the appetite of diners counting down to their summer getaways.  The menu offers a whistle-stop tour of Greece, Italy, Spain and more from the cool surroundings of its Merseyside home.

The new menu was lovingly devised by the restaurant’s head chef duo, husband and wife team Marc and Claire Lara who bring a wealth of experience to the Koukash kitchen. With over 40 years’ combined experience in the industry, the pair have worked together at Liverpool’s London Carriage Works and Panoramic 34, and previously at the Sofitel in Paris which was awarded a Michelin Star during the tenure. Masterchef fans will also recognise Claire as the first female winner of the BBC’s ‘Professionals’ series of the popular show.

Owner of DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool Marwan Koukash said: “The introduction of our new menu comes at an exciting time for our in-house eatery Koukash as we look to expand our offering, not just through our food but with our eclectic drinks service and host of events. The dishes that we offer are inspired by the climates of the Mediterranean and Middle East and as we enter the summer, it offers the perfect opportunity for guests to try something new whether they are celebrating an occasion or just popping in for a bite to eat.

“Marc and Claire have worked tirelessly on the new menu to create dishes that combine tastes and ingredients from throughout Europe resulting in a phenomenal combination of dishes that are sure to offer a taste of something truly different to all of our diners.”

Koukash’s unique menu includes starters of Traditional Beef Kofta, Traditional Kibbeh and Salt Baked Rissotto along with mains such as Moroccan Lamb Tagine, Chicken Kebab and Roasted Vegetable Gormeh Sabzi. For dessert, diners can expect the likes of Caramelised White Chocolate & Cardamom Rice Pudding and Rose Water Crème Brulee.

Aside from its popular A-La-Carte menu, Koukash also serves up a Sunday Lunch with a twist, comprising of Roasted Leg of Spiced Lamb glazed with Honey, Pan Roasted Cod served with Parmesan and Olive Crust with Wilted Greens and New Potatoes, and of course Roast Sirloin of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding all served with Roast Potatoes, Parsnips, Glazed Carrot, Green Beans and Cauliflower Cheese.

Marwan added: “We can’t wait to welcome new faces into the venue and share our spectacular new food offering. The entire team at Koukash has worked hard to ensure that it is exceptional in terms of taste and our bar staff are also working on an exclusive cocktail menu which will provide the perfect accompaniment to our Mediterranean flavours.”

For more information about Koukash or to book your table call 0151 556 1333 or visit www.koukashrestaurant.co.uk

"The dishes that we offer are inspired by the climates of the Mediterranean and Middle East and as we enter the summer, it offers the perfect opportunity for guests to try something new."
Marwan Koukash

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