In celebration of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, one of Birmingham’s leading Greek restaurants, Kouzina Greek, treated guests to a taste of Cyprus as over the weekend of 30th – 31st July. With Cyprus being one of the 54 Commonwealth Countries, it was the perfect opportunity for Kouzina Greek to showcase their award-winning Greek Cypriot cuisine and hospitality to thousands of visitors descending to Birmingham to watch the games.
Kouzina Greek, located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Selfridges, had the honour of welcoming members of the Cyprus team for an evening of hospitality. Among the guests were Georgios Papageorgiou, Chef De Mission, Cyprus Commonwealth Games team, Andreas Michaelides, President of the Cyprus Sport Organisation, Costakis Koukkoullis, Vice President of the Board of Directors Cyprus Sports Organisation, Andreas Georgiou, General Secretary, Cyprus Commonwealth Games Association, Georgios Panayides, Cyprus Commonwealth Games Team Manager, Marios Prokopiou Commonwealth Games Association Team Manager, Nicos Sophiopoulos, Press Attache, Cyprus Commonwealth Games Association, Dr George Panos, Doctor Cyprus Commonwealth Games Association as well as the gymnastic coaches, Panayiotis Petrides and Panayiotis Shippi.
The Cypriot gymnastics team, who won their first ever Bronze medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, celebrated their win on Saturday evening. The medal also made an appearance, which the team proudly had on display.
Paul Polyviou, owner of Kouzina Greek, said: “It was an honour to welcome the Cyprus team to Kouzina and give them a taste of home here in Birmingham. It was an incredibly proud moment for Cyprus to win their first Bronze medal and I’m delighted that we were able to help them celebrate this momentous occasion”.
Guests indulged in Cypriot favourites, including well-loved traditional dishes such as kleftiko, stifado, souvlaki and gemista and were entertained by live Greek music.