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Contributor: Medianet International
Friday, January 17 2020 - 19:40
Tennis Young Gun Stefanos Tsitsipas Honoured with Special Edition Souvlaki With 100% of Sales Going to Bushfire Relief
MELBOURNE, Jan 17, 2020 /Medianet International-AsiaNet/--

--Melbourne Greek institution, Stalactites, has re-launched 'Tsitsipas 
Souvlaki' for a limited time only

Melbourne Greek restaurant institution 'Stalactites' has been reveling in the 
success of its Hellenic heroes – Stefanos Tsitsipas and Marcos Baghdatis – 
during the Australian Open and in previous years have even created special 
souvlakis in their name.

This year, Stalactites has re-launched the 'Tsitsipas Souvlaki', but this time 
100% of sales are going directly to bushfire relief (CFA and Wildlife 
Victoria), adding to the AUD10,000 already donated by Stalactites and its 

On Friday 17 January, Tsitsipas greeted media and joined the team in the 
Stalactites kitchen to prepare his ‘Tsitsipas Souvlaki’ to raise awareness of 
the new collaboration in light of the recent Australian bushfires.

The 'Tsitsipas Souvlaki' (AUD17) contains ingredients based on the tennis 
star's collaboration with the restaurant, and includes lamb gyros, tomato, 
tzatziki, fresh pomegranate, onion, fresh basil and mint, crumbled feta, chips, 
and a touch of chilli.

In 2006, Marcos Baghdatis, a regular customer of the restaurant, made the final 
against Roger Federer and the restaurant created the 'Baghdatis Souvlaki' and 
then followed suit during Stefanos Tsitsipas' dream AO run in 2019 – who also 
lists Stalactites as amongst his Melbourne favourites.

"We are so proud of our Greek and Cypriot tennis players and their success in 
the sport, so we and our community have really gotten behind the souvlakis 
created for them. This year is extra special to us and we're launching the 
Tsitsipas Souvlaki ahead of the tournament in the hopes to raise as much money 
as we can for the current bushfire crisis," says Nicole Papasavas of 

Last year, Stalactites donated 50% of the proceeds from the 'Tsitsipas 
Souvlaki' to the player's charity Together for Children NGO, with an impressive 
total of AUD8,000.

The limited edition 'Tsitsipas Souvlaki' is on sale now until the end of the 
Australian Open on February 2.

"We encourage everyone to come down and try the souvlaki, it's delicious and 
it'll taste even better knowing it’s for a good cause!" added Papasavas.

SOURCE: Stalactites, Melbourne Greek Restaurant

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   Caption: Stefanos Tsitsipas at  Stalactites,  Melbourne Greek Restaurant