Thursday, November 15, 2018

KYMA!

Our little family of 6 is traveling to Greece next May, so my husband and I decided to treat our "kids" to dinner at the best Greek restaurant in Atlanta:



3085 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
404/262-0702

The restaurant is in the heart of Buckhead, and it wonderfully offers valet parking (which we were very grateful for on a cold and rainy November night).

We walked in and were welcomed warmly by the host and quickly seated.  The restaurant at 6:30pm on a Wednesday evening quickly was filled to capacity.

Our server promptly greeted us and brought water and took drink orders. YAMAS! (means "Cheers" or "To our health" in Greek)

Most of us sampled their Greek Dirty Martini (with oregano and basil infused vodka):


And after perusing the menu we decided we wanted to sample a few things as a group so went with their:



Mediterranean Tasting Dinner

For The Entire Table • 53. per person

 starts with a tasting of four spreads
 choose and share any four meze appetizers

Their website and menu states the following:

We specialize in the Greek technique of wood grilling & basting

with olive oil, lemon & oregano.

THAT sounded too good to pass up!

SO, we began with their 4 "spreads"

- yogurt, cucumber, dill Tzatziki
- red peppers, feta
- caper, potato puree Htipiti Caparisalata
- eggplant, walnuts Melitzanosalata:

All was served with warm grilled fresh Pita bread.  These were so delicious!



 The hardest part of the meal was deciding on which 4 MEZE to choose from!  We went with:

Dolmades - grapevine leaves stuffed with tomato, bulgur and mint, cumin yogurt with lemon

The stuffed grape leaves were good, BUT that yogurt sauce was what took this dish to the next level!  SO fabulous!

 Grilled Octopus: pickled red onion salad with olives, capers, red wine vinaigrette

We all loved this octopus!  Love that it was chopped up and the pickled red onion and olives and capers - oh my!  Such a flavor combination!  LOVED!




Cretan “Saganaki”- smoked Graviera cheese, blood orange marmalade, chopped walnuts

This dish was very good as well - melted cheese with the sweet marmalade and walnuts.  It was rich and I wouldn't want too much of it but we all enjoyed it.



 TOMATO SALAD:

with cucumbers, red onions, peppers, feta cheese “horiatiki”

This salad was fresh and delicious.  Where they found tomatoes this good in November I'll never know, but they were devine and that fresh feta was outstanding!
We chose a Greek wine to accompany our meal - this Sauvignon Blanc was outstanding:


 And after the MEZE courses, it was time for the main event!  We chose a Bronzino fish as well as a Red Snapper for the table.  Deliciously prepared and served with a side of Sautéed Kale that was out of this world!



 

We had such a fun evening!  The food was outstanding, service was spot on, and the atmosphere was convivial and fun!  It was the perfect way to kick off our anticipation of Greece in 

SIX MONTHS!

OPA!!!