1661 Granville Street, Vancouver
Advice: Reservations suggested, free parking.
Who says dreams don’t come true, I have always longed for an outstanding Greek restaurant in the city, on several occasions this past year I told , restaurateur Harry Kambolis that he should open a Greek restaurant. Could I have been his inspiration to open this restaurant, probably not, however I am ecstatic that he chose to revamp NU into a restaurant serving Modern Greek Cuisine. Guided by his mother Georgia who is quite the accomplished chef herself, the restaurant has been transformed into a Greek wonder.
I had dinner there last week with a friend and fell in love with the delicious Grilled Pita Flatbread ($9) feta, olives, charred peppers, evoo, oregani, and aegean sea salt with dips the houmus, eggplant and satsiki.
To begin our Greek adventure, I had the outstanding Nu’s Charred Octopus ($12) charisma, meli, lemon, romaine salad, parsley puree, followed by the Grilled Calamari with spicy sausage stuffing ($12.50), skordalia, tomato, crispy squid, preserved lemon. Then it was on to the delicious Keftedes Lamb Meatballs ($9.50) tomato sauce, dried olives, chive oil, I then had their Vegetarian Zucchini Chickpea Balls ($8.50) eggplant puree, eggplant chips, this followed by the Chicken Souvlakia ($12) with satsiki.
For the main dish we had Albacore Tuna ($19) olive paste, warm chickpeas, green beans, calamata black pepper jus and the outstanding and full of flavours Lamb Stew ($19) quince, pine nuts, red wine, artichokes, vine leaves, cinnamon.
Of course dessert is always a must for me as I like to finish off my meals on a sweet note, both of these were really good the refreshing Pomegranate and Walnut Sorbet ($6.50) and the Loukoumades traditional meli balls ($8), cinnamon meli, walnuts.
The service was gracious and hospitable, the restaurants décor is splendid with one of the most beautiful views of Burrard Inlet as you gaze outside the windows. Looking forward to my next visit to try some more of their specialties.
Review by: Richard Wolak