JAAKS Restaurant and Bar (Jaaks) and The Kyle Bay on Georges River (The Kyle Bay) is excited to announce the recent appointment of acclaimed chef, Jason McCauley.
Jason brings with him over 25 years industry experience. Honing his craft at the much lauded 3-hatted Banc restaurant under the guidance of Chef Liam Tomlin. Moving onto Carpaccio in Leichhardt featured on series 2 of MasterChef Australia CH10. More recently as Group Executive Chef at both Meu Jardim and Metisse Group appearing on Snackmasters CH9.
At Jaaks he has created an ambitious degustation menu elevating Greek cuisine to a fine dining level. “Each dish is meticulously presented to showcase a level of Greek gastronomy which is lacking in the Sydney dining scene.” explains Jason.
Jaaks takes you on a journey to the islands, the mountains and the wine regions of Greece. Attempting to define the status of Greek/Cypriot cuisine in the world of cooking and find out what influences, techniques and flavours it can offer to the fine dining art.
Working closely with restaurant manager, Harry Sarantidis, who has been at Jaaks since opening and has great knowledge for both food and wine garnered from experiences both domestically and internationally. The optional Greek beverage pairing is highly recommended to enhance the dining experience. The menu changes have coincided with a newly refurbished restaurant, overlooking the picturesque Georges River.
This attention to detail has brought Jaaks two significant accolades in recent weeks. Jaaks has won the esteemed title of ‘Best Greek Restaurant’ in Sydney category at the 2022 NSW Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence. At the 2022 St George Local Business Awards Jaaks also won the ‘Outstanding Restaurant – Fine Dining’ category.
The same philosophy extends to The Kyle Bay events ensuring all dishes are of the same high standard. With three different and beautifully appointed function spaces to choose from, The Kyle Bay is the perfect venue for any occasion. The venue caters for small intimate gatherings to grand gala events of up to 250 guests.
Owners, siblings George Christodoulou and Diana Valsamis, bring a lifetime of experience with them, their parents also ran various successful and award-winning hospitality venues. With over 45 years industry experience they insist on each aspect and every detail being carefully considered ensuring each guests’ experience is perfect. The name JAAKS is an acronym for each of their respective children: Jordan – Alannah – Anya – Kosta – Sienna.