Marty and Mark
In 1912, George Kamburis set sail from Patmos, Greece. Once in America, he made his way to Montgomery, Alabama, and began peddling ice cream from a cart. He eventually saved enough money to buy a fruit stand and then a café—the Coffee Pot. Sadly, that eatery burned down, but with the help of his brother, George soon opened a new restaurant, the Normandy Café.
The Normandy Café
Today, George's grandchildren have recreated his vision, this time giving the restaurant a contemporary name and contemporary cuisine: Satellite Bistro & Bar.
Although the bistro's menu pays homage to the Kamburis family's Greek roots with Mediterranean dishes it also draws inspiration from around the globe. Entrees of oven-roasted chicken, seared diver scallops, and bone-in French-cut pork chops are glazed in sauces ranging from an orchid beurre blanc to a cognac cream sauce. Latin influences show in fish tacos and enchiladas, and Asian traditions yield thai stir-fry and jumbo shrimp paired with mango and wontons. During weekend brunches, innovative creations such as ice-cream-battered French toast and panko-breaded salmon croquettes grace the table. These modernized dishes are surrounded by equally modern decor dreamt up by Michael Hsu. Photomurals featuring an astronaut and Austin's cityscape surround diners who perch on azure seats amid ash wood counter-tops and stone pillars. On summery days, guests lounge on stuffed couches on the patio and pretend the sun is more than just a giant light bulb screwed into the sky. When the weekend comes round, musicians tickle the ivories on a baby grand in Michael Andrew's lounge, evoking Ray Charles and Charlie Rich. As they listen, audiences sip wines from California and Argentina or martinis and specialty cocktails.
The Satellite Bistro
So sit back, relax, turn off the cell phone & enjoy the music and most of all the cuisine!
Mark & Marty Kamburis