Dora McRae & Arthur Koulas

Myrtleford Times - - News -

What are your jobs?

We are the new own­ers of Roma Pizze­ria Kafe. I (Dora) am also a lo­cal nurse at the Stan­dish Street Surgery and District Nurs­ing. Arthur will be a chef here at the restau­rant.

Have you mostly kept the same staff?

Yes 100 per cent, they were do­ing a fan­tas­tic job (al­ready), as a fam­ily busi­ness we have got our kids now in­volved as well, they have been paint­ing and stuff al­ready.

Is it some­thing you al­ways wanted to do?

I (Dora) have had shops be­fore and I al­ways wanted to get back into it, we walked in here and fell in love with it. We were look­ing at fish and chips shops but we fig­ured this was ex­actly what we wanted and we fought to get it.

What stands out about the place?

The at­mos­phere, it’s a very warm and friendly en­vi­ron­ment. It’s like a lit­tle mini restau­rant and of course has a full li­cense in­clud­ing out on the path­way.

What do you hope to add to the place?

We want to add a twist of Greek to the place, sou­vlaki’s will be com­ing soon and al­ready we have a spe­cial tra­di­tional ‘Arthur and Dora’ Pizza. We will be mak­ing Greek pas­tas, Greek desserts, Greek donuts and of course also Parma’s and sch­nitzel’s and the like.

We are also go­ing to be adding Greek and Ital­ian mu­sic, func­tions and will open dur­ing the day Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day from lunch un­til late. Ev­ery other day will be 2pm un­til late. We hope to re­ally make the most of the gelati bar through sum­mer.

You must be so ex­cited by it all?

Yes it’s very ex­cit­ing, there’s so much scope. We are be­com­ing a bit ner­vous about it all now af­ter jump­ing around a few days ago but we are con­fi­dent peo­ple will love the food and en­joy our new brand.

OFFICIAL: Dora McRae (mid­dle) and Arthur Koulas (back) with Mayor Ron Janas and Ge­or­gia McRae at the Roma Pizze­ria Kafe grand open­ing on Fri­day.

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