Eat & Drink Nicosia Jolly Joker

Jolly Joker

Michelin Plate-awarded chef Alexandros Charalampopoulos, along with his partners Demetris Demetriades and Greek chef Alexandros Carlo are the names behind Jolly Joker’s menu, which includes a number of Cypriot products.

In this elegant, lounge bar/restaurant in Nicosia we tried cheese dough balls with feta and halloumi, tomato jam, basil and mastic foam, and octopus soutzoukakia with fava cream, tomato sauce and caper chutney.

From the main dishes we recommend the pork cheeks with lemony artichoke cream, Jerusalem artichoke and baby carrots.

Stasikratous 26, Nicosia, 22777774, Monday-Saturday  18.00-2.30

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Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...