May 092009
 

We had some fantastic food while we were in Greece.  In fact, we enjoyed one restaurant in Santorini so much we went back 3 times!  The third time, we got free lemon tart – delicious!  If you’re ever in Santorini (which I highly recommend!) try Aktaion in Firostefani.

Aktaion Restaurant - the best!

Aktaion Restaurant - the best!

I’ve always been a fan of Greek salads, and the ones in Greece, obviously, are the best.  A thick hunk of marinated feta perched atop kalamata olives, cucumber, fantastic tomatoes, green capsicum and salad onions, generously drizzled with olive oil.

Greek salad

Greek salad

We tried some of the regional specialties as well, including fava bean balls, Santorini salad (fish instead of feta), zucchini pie, moussaka, omelette and deep fried fava, tomato, mint and onion fritters.  Julian was even brave enough to try Greek coffee, which apparently has the texture of dirt or sand…

Deep fried tomato (with fava, mint and onion)

Deep fried tomato (with fava, mint and onion)

Santorini salad (topped with fish)

Santorini salad (topped with fish)

Fava balls (with smoked mackerel)

Fava balls (with smoked mackerel)

Sea Bream

Sea Bream

From here, I’m hoping our culinary experience will improve even more – we’re off to Rome today!

Greek coffee

Greek coffee

  2 Responses to “Feta & Olives”

  1. Nice. I just watched an episode of The Cook and the Chef, which was on greek food. I showed it to Jill – it’s so good that I think that Greek will be our next cuisine for a while…

    It has been getting cold in Brisbane – getting below 10 fairly regularly at night now.

  2. I think the secret is quality ingredients. I would like a recipe for the deep fried tomato, although you could probably just make it up… We also had some tzatziki but they seem to use a powdered garlic/salt/dill seasoning in it and you seriously have garlic breath for 12 hours!

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