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Published May 20th 2012
It was a friday night. My friend and I had recently purchased a deals.com.au voucher to dine at a greek restaurant called "Kri Kri Mezethopoleion Restaurant". The voucher deal entitled us to a 13-course banquet for two people. Clearly, we had lost our minds when we bought the voucher. We wondered in amusement how we were going to attempt to eat 13 different dishes as we entered the restaurant.
The crust of the bread was slightly hard, but otherwise the white bread was nice to eat. My favourite dip was the pink-colour caviar tasting dip. We were also given a plate of Piperies Xithates (roasted sweetened sliced capsicum and fried mushroom) to go with the bread. I spread the dip onto the bread and placed some capsicum and mushroom on top. The savoury dip and sweet capsicum created a fiesta on my tongue.
The next dish was the Saganaki (grilled kefalograviera cheese with lemon). Now, I do not know if this is what the Greeks intended for this dish, but it was too salty. Even after squeezing the lemon on the cheese, I could not eat beyond the second bite, for fear of excessive sodium increasing my blood pressure.
Another dish, to which we weren't told the name of, was a plate of 2 triangle pastries, filled with goat's cheese. The cheese in the pastry was not as saltish as the Saganaki. Unfortunately, it was not fantastic in any way.
Next on the menu was this Loukanika (2 orange sausages) and a bowl of battered white bait. These two dishes were very tasty. The Loukanika was juicy and savoury. The white bait were slightly crispy. The lemon juice cut through the battered oil, giving the fish an overall light taste.
The next dish was the Calamari Lemonato. The calamari was deep fried and served with a slice of lemon. It was a savoury dish and one of our favourites. The calamari was easy to chew through and the taste kept my friend and I going back to the dish for more.
Once the waitress had cleared our table, the table was now free to place more dishes. We were served, two dishes of meat skewers. One was made from grilled chicken (Kotopoulo Scaras) and the other was made from grilled lamb (Arnissia Paithakia). The meat in both dishes was lean, yet retained its juices. The meat dishes were complimented with a dish of Patates Sto Fourno (Oven baked potatoes) and a Village Salata (greek salad).
Grilled chicken, Grilled lamb, Greek Salad and Oven baked potatoes
At this point, we were extremely full, with a tummy size threatening to burst if we ate anymore. We felt very apologetic to the restaurant as we could not finish all of the food, regardless of how tasty it was.
The dessert was a cinnamon pastry dusted with white icing. Till now, I still cannot fathom what the filling was. It tasted like a cross between an apple or a pineapple puree.
Service and Ambience
The waitress was very friendly and helpful. We were seated as soon as we entered the restaurant.
The restaurant had very nice cushioned seats and a dim lighting to fuel up a romantic atmosphere. Many of the customers appeared to be couples. One could relax into a meal with soft music playing in the background.
Due to its location, free parking may be almost impossible in the city. However, there are plenty of paid car parks around the area such as Secure Car Park and Wilson Car Park.