Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Opa!

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Yelp International Supper Club event held at Cavos Tavern and Pizzeria.  It was such a great time had by all who attended.  All of the Yelpers who dined had a great time chatting and tasting each and every morsel that was brought out by the wonderful and courteous waitstaff and made fresh by the owner.   Everything was served family style, and the amount of food that came out was definitely more than enough to serve a whole village.

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The Greek feast started off with a choice of house wines and an array of the mezedes/appetizers.
There were yummy dips (tzatziki, hommos, skordalia, and tyrokafteri) for the fresh warm pita and garlic bread.

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The flaky spanikopita was served with creamy tzatziki sauce.

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Fried calamari with tomato sauce.

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Dolmathes or stuffed grape leaves homemade and never ever from a can!

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Shrimp Santorini: broiled shrimp with lots of garlic and tomatoes, sprinkled with Feta cheese.

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Delightfullly, crispy fried zucchini.

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Grilled octopus perfection.

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Mixed grill plate: pork souvlaki, chicken souvlaki, gyro, and horiatiko sausage.
Each and every bite was delicious.

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Lamb Youvetsi: roasted lamb with tomatoes.
Not much of a lamb eater, but I had to try this one.  It was fall-off-the-bone good, and
tasted like delicious pot roast!

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Rice and more fresh warm pita bread (not pictured) were brought out to the diners to eat with the dishes.

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Saved room for dessert: Galaktoboureko (Greek custard pie) and Baklava (not pictured)
were perfect for the end of the meal.

Well that was not exactly the end of the meal since the owner let us try some ouzo, which is a Greek liquor that has a smooth anise taste.  He was truly passionate about the food that he makes which showed on the many plates on the table.  Each one delicious one after the other.  Emily C. our hostess with the mostest who organized the dinner did such a great job picking the restaurant, and I look forward to the next International Supper Club meeting.  Are you an adventurous eater?  Do you like to try different kinds of foods?


7 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh, a lot of that looks very tasty...but I still wouldn't eat it probably ;)
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LyddieGal said...

Mmmm I love greek food, especially spanikopita, which is my favorite. even though it's part of my heritage, we rarely have it.

Alexandra Shook said...

That sounds so cool! I love Mediterranean.

Some days I feel like I missed my calling as a food blogger... or a food critic!

Laura Go said...

oh my gosh.... there's SO MUCH FOOD! Is it weird that I don't like Greek food that much? I LOVE the seafood part of their cuisine, but anything else is just too much for my tummy to handle!

Eli said...

omg you've made me so hungry! I havent had greek food in forever, now I have to find a place!

Sunny & Star said...

I am so far from being an adventurous that sometimes it is embarrassing (especially when trying to get together with friends to go out and eat). I wish I was more adventurous but I can't really bring myself to eat foods that I think look or smell too different than what I am used to.

Tracy

HailesHeartsFashion said...

That all looks amazing! :) I looove Greek food!

Hailes <3

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