59243 22 Jun 2020

Evocative Summer Series at Avli by tashas and Galaxy Bar

Authentic spirit of modern Greece throughout June and July.

Dubai, June 22nd 2020: Located in the glamorous and cosmopolitan DIFC, Avli by tashas and Galaxy Bar are delighted to whisk guests away to the shores of the Aegean Sea this summer, evoking the authentic spirit of modern Greece. As temperatures begin to warm and wanderlust sets in, each laid-back lunch or relaxed evening represents a journey through the unique flavours of the homeland of Avlis’ founder, Natasha Sideris.  

Throughout June and July, Avli by tashas and Galaxy Bar invite guests to explore and discover traditional Greek hospitality with a series of specially curated evenings. With an eclectic mix of dining experiences, guests will be transported to iconic cultural hotspots in Greece, discovering the country’s best kept secrets and hidden gems, hosted by Natasha and her charismatic Avli family.    

Avli welcomes guests on Tuesday June 30th with an inspirational meze evening, offering a curated selection of Greek Mezede, iconic seafood from the Cycladic Islands and premium cheese and wines. Diners will unearth a plethora of distinctly Greek flavors, in interiors reminiscent of the open-air courtyards of the Mediterranean for a quintessential taste of Athenian life. Guests will receive a curated map of Natasha’s favourite spots in Athens.

On Tuesday 14th July, guests are invited to a Greek wine and cheese pairing experience hosted by Head Sommelier, Ryan Mayman. Savour a selection of quality cheese, Mediterranean cold cuts and warm breads carefully partnered with premium wine to illustrate flavours sourced directly from Greece. Upon departure, guests will be gifted a jar of Greek honey and a bespoke cheese board to recreate the memorable experience at home. 

Summer at Avli will conclude with a Cycladic White Party on Tuesday July 28th; a celebration of the white sandy beaches of the Cycladic Islands. On the night, guests will enjoy a joyful journey through a set menu featuring fresh seafood dishes paired with authentic Greek wines, set to an exclusive playlist by resident DJ Scarf. Guests will also be gifted with a Cycladic Island guide to inspire and guide future summer travel.

In the adjoining Galaxy Bar, a heady holiday spirit prevails with two special masterclass experiences. On Wednesday June 24th, Dubai’s elite are invited to an exclusive culinary experience and a Classic Martini Masterclass hosted by Grey Goose Brand Ambassador, Nick Koumbarakis. On Wednesday July 8th, guests are encouraged to dress to impress whilst indulging in an indulgent set menu, showcasing flavours of Avli, and paired with world-class cocktails inspired by the vivacious atmosphere of the night.

As business returns to the DIFC, authentic flavours of the Mediterranean are served with Avli’s new summer set menu; a sophisticated, yet light selection of starters and mains that stay true to Avli’s Greek soul, recalling lazy lunches in shaded Athenian squares.

And as a special welcome back to DIFC guests, in warm, Greek style, Avli has introduced a special delivery or pick-up option. For just AED 68, busy office workers can enjoy a choice of traditionally grilled chicken or beef Souvlaki Skewers, served with chips, Greek salad, tzatziki and a homemade cherry soda. Diners can contact the restaurant to place their order or use Deliveroo or RadYes.

With its sophisticated, stylish and breezy ambiance, guests won’t have to travel far this Summer to catch up with their closest and dearest, as they experience the culinary soul of the Mediterranean and check Greece off their bucket list.


Avli by tashas:

Meze Experience: Hosted by Natasha Sideris and Nasos Rigas, featuring a selection of Greek mezedes and a guide to Athens by Natasha

Date: Tuesday June 30th

Time: 6.30PM Onwards

Price: AED 300 per person

*Booking essential*


Taste of Greece: Greek wine and cheese pairing experience hosted by Head Sommelier, Ryan Bayman, includes a bespoke cheese board and Greek honey

Date: Tuesday July 14th

Time: 7PM Onwards

Price: AED 350 per person

*Booking essential*


The Cycladic White Party: Set Menu featuring iconic seafood dishes from the Cycladic Islands paired with Greek wines, includes a Cycladic Island guide

Date: Tuesday July 28th

Time: 6PM Onwards

Price: AED380 per person

Dress code: Island White

*Booking essential*


Summer Lunch Set-Menu

Time: 12 – 4PM

Price: AED 120


Welcome Back to DIFC

Time: 12 – 4PM

Price: AED 68

Galaxy Bar:

Martini Evening: Private dining experience and Classic Martini Masterclass hosted by Grey Goose Brand Ambassador, Nick Koumbarakis

Date: Wednesday June 24th

Time: 7PM Onwards

Price: AED 350 per person


Distinguished Galaxy Experience: Private dining event paired with premium Metaxa expressions, hosted by General Manager, Danilo Pozone

Date: Wednesday July 8th

Time: 7PM Onwards

Price: AED 380 per person

Dress code: Dress to Impress


Avli by tashas reservations:

Phone: +971 4359 0008



Galaxy Bar reservations:

Phone: +971 58 513 0694

Email: reservations@galaxy-bar.com 


Avli by tashas

Avli by tashas is the second Dubai-based licensed concept from restaurateur Natasha Sideris, the Founder and Managing Executive of The Tashas Group. Inspired by Natasha’s Greek heritage and passion for combining tastes, beautiful environments and impeccable service tailored to be unique reflections of specific locations and culinary traditions, the restaurant is reminiscent of modern Athenian culture and the open-air courtyards of the Mediterranean - where every meal is an occasion, each moment a celebration and friends become family. Diners can expect to journey through a menu of authentic meze, salads and slow cooked meats.


Twitter:    @avlibytashas

Instagram:              @avlibytashas

Facebook:               https://www.facebook.com/avlibytashas/

Galaxy Bar

Adjoined to Avli by tashas is the stand-alone Galaxy Bar, bathed in the deep blue of the night sky, is a cool, intimate and vibrant lounge bar. It is the perfect space for an after-work drink as well as a place to socialize well into the evening until late at night.

Natasha Sideris and her team of world-class bartenders have collaborated with METAXA, the one of a kind amber spirit from Greece, to deliver a unique and aromatic cocktail menu. This partnership pays tribute to our Greek roots, revealing the authenticity of the original Greek spirit in Dubai and the inspiration behind the entire concept, as well as the decadent dark blue and gold interiors of the space. 


Twitter:                   @galaxybardxb

Instagram:              @galaxybardxb

Facebook:               https://www.facebook.com/galaxybardxb/

About Natasha Sideris

Natasha Sideris is the Founder and Managing Executive of The Tashas Group that, under its umbrella, houses four brands – tashas, Flamingo Room by tashas, Avli by tashas and Galaxy Bar. Natasha grew up in the restaurant business, first on her father’s knee and then by his side where she learned the important lessons of being a restauranteur. Her inspiration has come from her travels around the world - London, New York, Miami, and Monte Carlo and working with talented artisans and designers.