On the restaurant strip in Fitzroy.PROFILED BY DEGROOTS MEDIA
A delicious aroma greets you as you sit down to eat at this restaurant – a heady mix of lemon and oregano, grilling meat and seafood – that gets the gastric juices pumping before you’ve even perused the menu. And then an almost overwhelming array of choices greet you with fresh starters such as house-made dolmades, grilled king prawns, calamari or saganaki. Huge, satisfying main courses specialise in meats and seafood while mouth-watering traditional Greek desserts encourage you to indulge. Opt for the banquet and let the chefs do the hard work, or choose from specials such as suckling pig, kid goat, calamari stew with spinach and silverbeet or whole snapper.
It’s not all about the meat – vegetarians have plenty of choices including baby vegetables stuffed with fetta, ricotta and pine nuts or baked eggplant with tomatoes, onions and herbs. There’s a big open kitchen so you can enjoy dinner and show as you watch the chefs at work as you work up an appetite. Desserts are typically very sweet and best accompanied by a strong cup of Greek coffee. Choose galactoboureko walnut cake, baklava or loukoumades; doughy puffs dripping with honey and pistachio nuts. If you have the room, a mixed dessert platter means you don’t have to miss out on any of them.