In Greek culture, food is front and center. I would like to share with you some of the many foods I like.
Some of which are spinach pies called spanakopita, cheese pies called tiropita; there is a chicken version called kotopita. Other favourites of mine are dolmathes which are stuffed grape leafs; some restaurants stuff them with rice, while some stuff them with rice and ground beef plus an array of spices and seasonings. Now, the two common soups are fasoulatha, which is a hearty bean soup, and avgolemono, which has chicken, lemon, egg, and orzo. Both are very good soups.
Chicken livers called sikotaki are also good for those who are not faint of heart. Souvlakis, which are like kabobs, usually come in chicken, beef, or lamb. The best entrée is lamb shoulder, which is very tender and falls off the bone.
And now last but now least, the desserts. Baklava, walnuts, cloves, and honey in filo with a honey syrup on top. Bougatsa, custard filling in filo. Ravani, is an orange sponge cake, which is to die for. And Greek yogurt with honey.
There are 3 Greek restaurants in the city of Penticton, where I live. Mykonos (which unfortunately doesn’t have a website), Theo’s, and La Casa Ouzeria. So, if you are the visiting Penticton, or the South Okanagan; go ahead and make a reservation at one of the above mentioned restaurants.
And say, kali orexi! Enjoy your meal!