Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Food Quest: Getting Greeky P3

Our final look into Greeky cuisine brings us to the best of the best. It's been a wild ride for us. We ate a lot... and our palates are forever stained with the memory of these amazing Greeky dishes. Things have been prepared, cooked, and taste buds have decided. So, without further a due:

Grilled Lobster Tails

My jaw dropped when this silver platter was brought to our table. It had been a long time coming since we had lobster, but never this elegantly presented. The lobster tails were garnished with tomatoes, lettuce, and squeezed lemons & limes. It also came with moderately sized bowl of butter oil for dippings. We know you're salivating by now, so we'll ease you toward climax. The lobster was incredibly rich and juicy. Its succulent meat was sweet, yet fluffy; teetering on the edge of orgasm with every bite. The close burn/grill gave it a slight crispy delight. I hope you were prepared for that and/or have extra underwear at hand. Bottom line... it was awesome!

Creamy Lentil Soup

On a first glance you might think this was the result of a long night out, lots of drinkies, and maybe even a late night snack. However, you'd be sadly mistaken. This bowl of lentil deliciousness is not to be taken lightly. Mixed with chopped onions, beans, olives, garnished with squeezed lemon, and various spices; the final result was a mind-blowing taste. Any veggie lover would find bliss with a serving of this. Dip with some bread, or simply scarf it down as is. Either way, you won't be disappointed.  

Milopita - Apple Pie

Every morning, just before the sunrises over Nafpaktos, a local baker prepares these uh-mazing apple pies by the dozens. As the dough rises in the oven, its scent escapes the bakery, slowly drifting toward our apartment. It's not the clucking of the chickens that wakes us, nor the faint sunrays which pierce the cracks of our shudders, not even the incessent tossing and turning of hungry RoLo... It's the smell of fresh milopita. Sweet, fluffy, crunchy, juicy, powdery, and awesomey... are just the beginning of describing this fulfilling breakfast. You might ask yourself: "Sweets in the morning? I don't know if this is for me." You are weak. Don't let your health conscience prevent you from indulging in such a sweet pastry. Just try it, eat it, EAT IT!!!! Seriously though... delicious. 
Frappe - Metrio Gliko (Medium Sweet)

If you've ever wondered what keeps the Greeky civilization motivated to do things, here's the answer. No afternoon is complete without a delicious frappe to wash away the unruly mediterranean heat. It's simple: ice, coffee, water, foam, sugar, and straw. Milk is optional, given that some of us can't handle it. Needless to say, the frappe became a staple to our daily life in Greece. Without it, we might not have left our apartment, or even our beds.  

Among the more commonly known Greeky dishes, it's incredibly difficult to hate mousaka. It has something for every kind of foody. Eggplant for veggie lovers, ground meat for dinosaurs, and béchamel sauce for those who scream for their cream. It's not quite lasagna, and not quite eggplant rollatini. Regardless, mousaka carves a place in food history for itself.   
Choco-Banana Crepe

From a tiny eatery called Delizia, this delectable crepe was prepared to perfection. Unlike most other creperies, we immediately noticed two things: it's crispier, and chunkier than the average crepe. Furthermore, the chocolate they use is orgasmic. In place of the fan favorite nutella, this delicatessen uses rich melted chocolate in their crepes. Bananas are freshly picked from the bin behind the counter. One crepe was hearty enough to satisfy two bellies. Lastly, it was a real cheap eat, averaging at about 3.75 Euros per crepe. THAT'S LESS THAN 2 EU PER PERSON!!! If you don't like this version, Delizia has a wide variety of sweet substitutes. As well as salty variants to your satisfaction. It's one of the best in the world :-P

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