Last Sunday, R and I had Greek in the city.
After perusing the list of drinks, I felt like some bubbly so sparkling Greek rosé it was – Kir Yianni Akakies Rose Amyndeon (2014) was a very lovely, fresh-tasting wine.
The cocktail list was also impressive, and R went for Nymph which featured watermelon, cointreau, cranberry, lime and the same sparkling rosé I had. We are definitely coming back for the drinks!
I know I look demonic. Sorry!
We started our meal with pita bread and this filled us up too quickly. Next time, I’d go for one serve or perhaps skip it and leave the stomach for other dishes. That said, the bread did taste delicious with the smoked eggplant dip!
The octopus twice cooked with spinach, white beans and red wine vinaigrette was a little too grilled and smoky for our liking. It would have been alright if the octopus was more flavoursome..
This was our favourite main – the slow roasted lamb spare ribs with roast chilli and macadamia skordalia. This was lamb perfection; the meat fell off the bone so cleanly and it melted in your mouth. Brilliant slow cooking right there!
This dish – the broad bean falafel – is one that any falafel enthusiast should definitely try out because it is filling. But by the time we got around to this, I was too full to properly enjoy it ( damn bread!) and R thought it wasn’t her favourite.
More food was not necessary after all that, but dessert just sounded too good. We tossed up between the pineapple custard and the panna cotta, and then went for the latter. There were no regrets at all. The panna cotta was fantastic – not overly sweet, while the deconstructed watermelon salad gave a much-needed bit of refreshment towards the end of our dinner.
That was our first time at a Greek restaurant and it was a memorable experience. The dining room was stunning, the waiters were attentive and the drinks were excellent. There are quite a few other mains I’d love to try, but then again, I would be completely satisfied with cocktails and a dessert degustation.