3980 Fraser St, Vancouver
Advice: Reservations suggested.
With it’s focus on Greek cuisine, this Fraserhood hotspot is welcoming in both ambiance and delicious food. My friend Justin joined me as we shared multiple dishes on this Greek culinary adventure, I enjoyed the H for the Ouzo cocktail ($8) super refreshing with ouzo, limoncello, fresh lemonade and mint; which paired perfectly with the Kalamari Tiganito ($12) lightly fried, topped with red onions with a delicious dip.
We tried the Taramosalata ($8) a lemony fish roe dip; along with the Fava ($7) Split peas, onion, parsley, capers, and olive oil which was my favourite of the two dips.
The Spanakotiropita ($8) was outstanding a traditional spinach filo pie, with feta and dill; followed this up with another traditional dish the Dolmathes ($9) stuffed vine leaves with rice, herbs, and yogurt sauce; and the uniquely prepared Saganaki ($12) flambe kefalograviera, and metaxa.
The Arni Psito ($21) oven roasted lamb shoulder was very good and full of flavours, with fresh herbs, lemon potatoes in a delicious sauce; another delicious dish was the Moussaka ($15) eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, ground beef, bechamel sauce.
Since I love Greek desserts, we tried all three that were on offer; I loved the rich Portokalopita ($7) with filo pastry, orange, cream, raisins and metexa; the Baclava me Tsokolata ($7) was done with chocolate along with walnuts, honey, and layers of filo pastry; lastly the delicious Caramelized French Toast ($7) with Tahitian vanilla Earnest Ice cream on the side.
With some unique cocktails on the menu, along with flavourful Greek dishes that are ideal for sharing, and wonderful hospitality, I can’t wait to return to try the rest of the dishes and hope they add weekend brunch soon.
Review by: Richard Wolak