|Photo Credit: Greg Powers & Audrey Crewe|
Pillows of fresh from the oven pitas and hummus started the meal of mezze (small plates). While the youngsters devoured crispy fried squid, we opted for one of its signature dishes, octopus Santorini. Its presentation looks as good as it tastes. Perfectly grilled sections of the cephalopod are perched on a yellow split pea purée, garnished with marinated onions and capers. The sweet onions cooked in wine, the vinegary pop of the capers and the strong mustardy purée deliciously complement the smokey seafood.
The girls were intrigued by a rose themed dessert featuring an ice-cream that tasted like rosebuds, along with raspberry purée and chocolate custard. It was a charming ending to the meal.
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