Posts Tagged ‘Greek’

Stone Gate Cafe, 16524 Keystone Blvd, Parker, Colorado 80134, USA,

On a recent visit to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, my husband and I stopped for brunch with friends at the Stone Gate Cafe in Parker. It was late in the morning during the week and the cafe was quiet, so we were shown to a booth right away by a friendly waitress who took our orders for water and coffee almost before we sat down!. The stone outsideStone Gate Cafe is a clean, bright, local establishment. The menu was varied. It included some Greek dishes, an Italian plate and dishes with Spanish sausage.

One of our friends and I both decided to have the spinach omelette. It was cooked to order exactly as we had asked. The home fries and toast were also fresh and tasty while coffee refills arrived without request. Our other friend ordered the hash browns, eggs and bacon, which he loved. My husband had scrambled eggs, sausage and home eggs etcfries. He enjoyed that very much too.

While we were having our meal several other people arrived. Amongst the groups were some older folks who were offered smaller portions for smaller appetites. There was also a larger family group with children. Although they did have to wait briefly for a table, space was made to sit them together and the children were also treated with as much courtesy as the adults. The cafe is certainly child friendly.stone inside

There is lots of parking available near the cafe. The Stone Gate Cafe offers good food at a fair price and without all the gimmicks of the national chain. We all thoroughly enjoyed our brunch and the ambiance of this little gem. It was a very reasonably priced meal. I have no hesitation in recommending it to you.

Valerie Penny

 

Restaurant Minos, Helsinki, Finland by guest author Reijosfood

Restaurant Minos is over 25 years old restaurant, which serves traditional Greek food. Clear proof of authenticity is the language used by waiters and waitresses; they talk to each other in Greek. Minos has pleasant covered terrace, which can be used also in the winter time, as it is heated.

Always choose to dine at the terrace, because you can observe by-passers at the same time. In the summer Minos has its own spot in popular Kamppi shopping center terrace area serving Greek wines and for instance Mythos beer.

Minos - reijosfood.com

Minos

For starters chose of course again Tzatziki yoghurt and cucumber salad and Dolmades vine leaves stuffed with rise and herbs.

Greek starters are always delicious, still miss taramosalata from holidays, but unfortunately it is not available at Minos. Tzatziki was made from genuine Greek yoghurt, not from Finnish or German and therefore really enjoyable. You can purchase similar dolmades from supermarkets in tins but so what, they were excellent.

Dolmades at Minos - reijosfood.com

Dolmades

Tzatziki at Minos - reijosfood.com

Tzatziki

For main courses we had Grilled chicken breast and halloumi cheese salad and Seafood salad with prawns, octopus, tuna and artichokes.

Chicken salad was excellent. Chicken itself was grilled as well as halloumi which makes the taste always better than fried or cooked. Seafood salad was slight dissappointment because there was only one artichoke (look the plural in the name) and somehow portion was a little bit wet. Maybe too much water from tuna fish can?

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Salad of Chicken Breast and Halloumi Cheese

Seafood salad at Minos - reijosfood.com

Salad of Seafood

For wine had glasses of Greek white and red wine. OK with food, but not so enjoyable without it.

Minos is one of my favourite restaurants in Helsinki, Finland, for many reasons. I like Greek food and Minos prepares it well. And dining at the terrace, either under glass roof our outside is always pleasure. Therefore overall grade is high.

Note that this restaurant is not open on Sundays.

REVIEW: FOOD 3,5/5 – SERVICE 4-/5 – OVERALL GRADE 4+/5

Reijosfood

Elia Greek Restaurant 24 George Square Glasgow, G2 1EG, Scotland

My sister and I agreed to meet up in Glasgow, Scotland for lunch, completely forgetting that it was the first Saturday of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. As soon as we realised that we decided to book a glasgow-2014-commonwealth-gamestable for lunch. The city was very busy and lively. The weather was warm and spirits high. So we had to choose a restaurant that we could both get to easily.

When I was in Crete staying at Hotel Galini, reviewed on this site at https://hotelandrestaurantreviews.com/2013/10/13/hotel-galini-c…s-crete-greece/, I met a man who mentioned that his friend owned the Greek Restaurant in George Square in Glasgow. I discovered we could book a table at Elia so, armed with this recommendation, and as my sister and I both enjoy Greek food, we booked here for lunch.

It is a nice air conditioned restaurant with a varied menu and attentive staff.My sister and I both chose the same starter: but then who can resist hummus and pitta bread. It was delicious. Our main course was vegetarian moussaka with salad and I chose rice while my sister had chips. Again, the dish was very tasty and the portion too large for me to finish.

eliaWe were glad we had booked a table and both very much enjoyed our meals. This is a restaurant I would certainly visit again, and not just because the city was busy! I highly recommend it. ‎

Valerie Penny