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Published September 30th 2012
Fantastic Greek Cuisine
I'll be honest, I've never really been a lover of Greek cuisine. Not really sure why, but so far I've never really found a Greek dish that has wow'd my taste buds, so when my partner let me know that she wanted to take me out to a Greek Restaurant, I was a little hesitant as you could imagine.
The restaurant that we visited was called Kouzina Greco, located in the city centre of Parramatta on Phillip Street, close to Church Street. My first impression of the restaurant's atmosphere was warm and friendly, with the staff enjoying walking around and chit chatting with customers. Once we're seated and had the opportunity to view the menu and order our dishes. We decided on three dips with Greek pita bread to share. The dips we ordered were Tyrocafteri, Melinzanosalata and Skordalia. Tyrocafteri was my clear favourite out of the three ordered. We also ordered the Pumpkin and Ricotta Fritters with Sour Cream and Rocket as our entree, which was delicious.
For mains, my partner ordered the Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with fresh tomato, onion, white wine with pilaf rice and Greek style yoghurt, while I ordered the Lamb Casserole simmered in a fresh tomato salsa with green beans and roasted potatoes.
The Lamb Casserole practically fell apart on my fork and overall was very tender and flavoursome - not only that, when it was served, my first thought was would that be enough to fill me up, but halfway through the meal, I was struggling to finish. Loved the dish, next time though I might order some bread to have with the casserole.
For dessert, I decided on Jamaican liquor coffee which was just what was needed to top off a fantastic dining experience. Having now dined at Kouzina Greco has definitely changed my feeling towards Greek food and dining at Greek Restaurant. I'll be dining there again soon.