THE GREEK BY ANATOLI

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1043 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 985 9853

Web: http://thegreekbyanatoli.com/

Twitter: @TheGreekYT

Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Papou cocktail

Papou cocktail

Syko Cocktail

Syko Cocktail

Taking Greek cuisine to another level. brothers Alexi and Iani Makris and their friend Daniel Bergman, have created a room that’s filled with delicious eats, drinks and exuberance. My friend Ajay Puri joined me for a catch-up over some cocktails and multiple sharing dishes. Starting off our Greek culinary adventure, I enjoyed the smooth Papou cocktail ($12) a white negroni and a Campari dust rim in a very cool glass; while Ajay had the Syko Cocktail ($12) with vanilla, cardamom, fig Martini finished with a chili pepper.

Haloumi Caprese

Haloumi Caprese

Pita

Pita

Saganaki

Saganaki

Ianis Prawns

Ianis Prawns

I loved the grilled Haloumi Caprese ($13.50) with grilled Cypriot cheese, heirloom tomatoes, mint and olive oil served with house-made warmed pita in metal dish. Next was my favourite Saganaki ($13) here it was breaded and pan fried mountain sheep cheese, also with pita, outstanding flavours! An order of Ianis Prawns ($16.50) were a must, sautéed mushrooms and prawns in a delicious tomato feta ouzo sauce.

Pidakia

Pidakia

Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus

Rabbit Kalamakia ‘popsicles’

Rabbit Kalamakia ‘popsicles’

The Country Lamb

The Country Lamb

Next was the outstanding and flavourful, Pidakia ($6 per lamb chop, min 2 per order); followed by the stunning Grilled Octopus ($15) olive oil, lemon caper dressing, crispy potatoes. The Rabbit Kalamakia ‘popsicles’ ($16) were a standout, rabbit loin with lamb sausage wrapped in bacon in an amazing sauce! The Country Lamb ($26) was quite the presentation, served in a large rectangle pan, tender, flavourful fall of the bone lamb, with lemon potatoes, rainbow carrots, and rice.

Pistachio and Honey un-Baclava

Pistachio and Honey un-Baclava

Chocolate Mousse in phyllo

Chocolate Mousse in phyllo

For dessert, we shared both offerings, the sinfully delicious Pistachio and Honey un-Baclava ($7) with house-made Dark chocolate almond ice cream; and the Chocolate Mousse in phyllo pastry ($7) rich and delicious.

With a very unique cocktail menu, an exciting menu of Greek inspired dishes, and wonderful hospitality, I for one can’t wait to try the rest of the dishes on the menu and hope they add weekend brunch soon.

Review by: Richard Wolak

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