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Title: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Denny on May 23, 2015, 09:35:12 AM
hi
My wife and i returning to greek islands after 30 year absence,.Believe we made a great choice with
Arillas.we will have to do some research on the fab Greek food.
anyone like to contribute with their favourite Greek dishes,whats in them and where you eat them.

Denny
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Jo Wissett on May 23, 2015, 09:44:06 AM
Oh dear. You have opened the floodgates lol. You will find many food recommendations buried in the forum but for what it's worth, my favourites are chicken souvlaki (chicken skewers) at portifino and the horizon hotel,  stifado (beef stew with shalots and cinnamon) at the Marina hotel, my ULTIMATE the succulent and amazing lamb chips as well as bifteki at Brouklis....oh I could go on and on.... You will be in heaven..
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: sharonF on May 23, 2015, 10:21:01 AM
Don't know about Greek, but favourite Arillas dishes :)

Garlic prlawns at Efthyxia
Sea bream at Vavilas
Chicken Souvlaki at Night Owl
Spit roast lamb at Brouklis

You really can't go wrong, we have never had a bad meal anywhere, this will be our 9th visit in July and there are still places we haven't yet been to. 

Sharon x
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: cypress on May 23, 2015, 10:43:10 AM
So many to choose from...... Right now. I'm thinking; Moussaka or Beef Stifado at Brouklis, Deep Fried Feta with Honey at Horizon, Feta in the Oven at Portfofino, Moussaka from Armourada, Greek Salad with white wine at Graziellas, all the restaurants are of a high standard in Arillas with a choice of authentic Greek food. I haven't had a bad meal at any of them. Part (a large part!) of my time there is spent deciding where to eat and what to have.

Sitting down at a table and being handed a menu in Arillas ....... I wish I was there now....

 
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: justphil on May 23, 2015, 01:01:52 PM
The forum often talk about the enormous choice of good food Denny. Here's one example, which will leave you with so many choices it won't help much!

http://www.arillas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7675.0.html (http://www.arillas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7675.0.html)

Enjoy Arillas - it is quite likely to be the first of many visits.
Phil
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: heatherberriman on May 23, 2015, 01:58:51 PM
All of them never had a bad meal in seven years but I do have the Lamb chops more than once in Graziellas I love them and funny thing is I am quite fussy with veg at home but I eat everything when in Arillas.Oh and I love the chicken salad baguette at Kaloudes.
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Denny on May 23, 2015, 02:39:11 PM
Looks like we are going to have food fest trying these fab dishes that you all have recommended.
It really helps when going to tavern for first time and someone has enjoyed their meals so much.
We are looking forward to Arillias and trying all your favourite choices and finding new ones.
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Chris G on May 23, 2015, 03:05:28 PM
You are going to have a food fest, try everything once and then decide which is you favorite meal and restaurant then start again, the choice and styles of cooking is amazing. for something a little special try the Panorama or three Brothers in Afionas at sun set, simple family cooked food in a stunning location with views to die for.

What ever you decide where ever you eat and what ever you do, just go for it and enjoy Arillas.
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Truth on May 23, 2015, 06:13:59 PM
Anything with Ouzo.....
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: justphil on May 23, 2015, 08:00:17 PM
Denny, if you add in Afionas (just next door, most beautiful village in Corfu, but uphill to walk)  it becomes an impossible choice. Add to Panorama and 3 Brothers the Night Owl (best chicken Souvlakia on Corfu) and Evdemon (wine specialists, recipes that launched Thalassa, views to die for) amongst others. Not forgetting Mon Amour in Kavaddades. They Kokkinos family will collect you from Arillas and bring you back, having provided an amazing meal in a family atmosphere.

I think Jen and I have now sampled everywhere, but it has taken 12 years.

Phil




Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: soniaP on May 23, 2015, 08:08:01 PM
Gyros for lunch from beach hut. Ate on the beach with retsina. Evening klefitko from vincerrmos or any fish from vavillas fish taverna.
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: dylan on May 23, 2015, 08:54:44 PM
Anything, so long as I am in Arillas eating it!
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Flora on May 23, 2015, 10:48:30 PM
Auh ..so wish we were going back this year. But little one is just too tiny at the minute....hopefully next year!! My favourites were mousakka from brouklis,fish with roast pots at Grazella (& a lrg jug of wine) and souvlaki with all the trimmings at porto fino!! Oh my mouth is watering!!
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 24, 2015, 01:46:13 PM
Favourite food .....now let me see
OMG never knew about the Lamb Chops at the Rainbow, what had I been missing for all of my previous visits. Ordered them two weeks ago and they were just YUMMMMYYYYY.

Mousaka in Brouklis ....Pork In Brouklis ....Bifteki in Brouklis.... Lamb In Brouklis ...Pork in Brouklis.....The whole menu in Brouklis.

Kleftiko at Portofino..and the Banana Split.

Monkfish..Vavilis  Oh and his Chocolate cake

Gratsela Kalimari... Stifado... Sea Bream or any fish

Effies...Garlic Prawns (Dots favourite) for me anything on her menu

Marina...Must have the Blue Cheese & mushroom sauce  then continue to eat the rest of the food on offer... Try the Strawberry Pavlova with Cream and Ice-cream 

RAINBOW FULL ENGLISH
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Eggy on May 24, 2015, 06:15:24 PM
My three favourite dishes are Efi (Eftihia) , Verena (Armourada) and Vicky (Rainbow)

And... their food isn't bad either.

Negg
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: justphil on May 24, 2015, 06:40:38 PM
Ha Ha you D.O.M! I could add Hana, Poppy, Ina and....  to that list. They are all "dishes!!!!"

Phil

(In case of ouzo influences, d for dirty, o for old etc....)
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Erja on May 25, 2015, 11:33:16 AM
Ha Ha you D.O.M! I could add Hana, Poppy, Ina and....  to that list. They are all "dishes!!!!"

Don't forget the boys....they are rather dishy too even Eggy when the sun hits his bald head in a certain angle ;) :D

As for the food....just love it and I refuse to name just few favourites 8)
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: suzy61 on May 25, 2015, 02:34:06 PM
Have to agree with Erja...too many fantastic dishes to be able to just pick out a favourite. It also depends on where and what time of the day it it. Absolutely love gyros pitta but only around lunchtime on the beach front. Also love different types of cheese pies and pastries but only for breakfast at the bakery...sitting outside with my coffee! The list could go on and on and on....oops mustn't upset the hubby. I also love his feta and tomato toasties but only for breakfast on the balcony!
We did enjoy our chicken soulvakis on the barbie at our caravan this weekend trying to capture Arillas...not quite the same but good fun anyway!

Suzy X
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: adrienne n dave on September 03, 2015, 10:46:23 PM
bump

Adrienne and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Arillas on the 25th August (dont know how, Im sure Im only 30ish!)
So we decided (after hearing from forum members) to try the garlic prawns at Effis............

........wow they were possibly the best prawns and one of the nicest meals we have ever had in Arillas, spectacular!

Thanks for the tip everyone
 
Adrienne n Dave
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: soniaP on September 04, 2015, 11:51:58 AM
Congratulations. I agree they are delicious. Really messy - but worth it.
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Val n Bill on September 05, 2015, 12:17:13 AM

 Bills record eating Efi's garlic pawns is a least twenty paper napkins for throughout the meal and three of those giant hand wipes....one for his moustache, one for his chin and one for his fingers. So I would definitely agree.....they are messy but gorgeous. Also love the ones at Graziella too but they are not quite as messy, but Efi's come out tops.

    Val x
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: emeralddragons on September 05, 2015, 02:21:48 AM
Sole meunière may not be a Greek dish, but it is my favourite, which I have been served at several Arillas restaurants. All were fantastic! (If I had to choose a winner, it would probably be the Horizon one.)
Of the Greek dishes, I love that most comforting of comfort foods, moussaka, of which all Arillas versions are great, all the mezes, the famous garlic prawns, of course, and Brouklis´ chicken souvlaki as well as their spit roast lamb, and all the mezes, and sardines with lemon, and all the mezes and...
For dessert: Greek coffee and five star Metaxa.
Favourite drink: Dimitris´father´s rosé. It tastes differently each year, but its most important quality is the tradition and the love that goes into it.
Emeralddragon
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Jo Wissett on September 06, 2015, 01:46:05 AM
But what about the Brouklis lamb chops?? The chops I tell ya!
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Val n Bill on September 06, 2015, 12:14:37 PM

Jo they are the best......had them three times when we were there, and plan to have them three times more when we return in just over three weeks.

Three seems to be a favourite number for me!! pity we are only there for two weeks.

      Val x

Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Jo Wissett on February 09, 2016, 01:07:11 PM
cannot wait for my first Greek salad of 2016 in July.  Has anyone managed to vaguely re-create this dish at home?
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: soniaP on February 09, 2016, 10:41:55 PM
Yeah but never tastes the same. I think no matter how well you recreate any Greek dish it just never tastes the same. I think it's the lack of sun, view, Arillas people and even the air.
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: cypress on February 09, 2016, 10:47:49 PM
Nope Jo. I've tried to recreate it and it's about passable. Even with the best quality ingredients/feta/oil available it's not a patch on the sun soaked, Corfiot composted, home grown tomatoes, cucumber and onions, organic oil, locally made Feta of Corfu. Even though I do keep trying. Not long now ........ 
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: Jo Wissett on February 10, 2016, 11:53:34 AM
I'm not particularly keen on tomatoes but the Greek ones are out of this world.
Title: Re: Favourite Greek dishes
Post by: westhampete on February 10, 2016, 12:08:32 PM
Ricardo for me.