Our evening began quite appropriately. We were greeted by a very engaging young server named Jake, who - after politely welcoming us with witty banter and questioning whether or not we had been to Grecos before - stated "Prepare to have your socks knocked off!" While we indeed had been to Grecos before (in fact Todd had visited the night previous to this one with another friend... True story: twice in 2 nights), I couldn't leave the restaurant without thinking that Jake was right and first making sure that my socks were definitely on my feet. In other words, I was impressed.
|Jake adding some lemon to saganaki|
|Bruschetta & French Onion|
|Cauliflower and Cabbage |
Other orders? Here's the run-down:
Carrie: Bruschetta with feta cheese and French onion soup
Tonia and Shirley: Souvlaki served with Greek salad, rice and potatoes
Samer: Chicken kebab served with salad, rice and potatoes
Todd: Veggie kebab (yesterday!) and Cauliflower and cabbage soup to start with Athenian shrimp as a main (today!)
|Bread and "Pink Dip"|
As our main courses came, Jake continued to impress. He was courteous, friendly, kept the laughs coming and our glasses full. Even with a restaurant that continued to get busier, we were not forgotten - and the food certainly won't be forgotten by us. Very quickly, we all dug in to our delicious plates, and enjoyed every bite. At the end of the meal, we were absolutely stuffed, but didn't hesitate to share bites of the complementary caramel crunch cake that was brought for Shirley on her birthday (also a very nice touch!) and finish everything off with an Ovation (the mint-chocolate treat given to all patrons... although, I think that in hindsight, Grecos deserved an ovation as well - just another kind!).
Carrie: 5 forks! Even though I continuously made a fool of myself by dropping the piled-high bruschetta topping on my lap while biting into it rather than using a knife and fork, I absolutely loved the flavour of it and the soup. I would probably give more than 5 forks if service could also be brought into account (THANKS, JAKE!!)
Tonia: 5 forks! Tonia loved every part of her meal - from the saganaki to the souvlaki to the whipped cream on the caramel crunch cake.
Shirley: 5 forks! Loved the food and it's presentation.
Todd: 5 forks! (In fact, Todd wanted to add that he would have given the restaurant 5 forks yesterday as well... now that's good food!!)
Samer: 5 forks! Samer especially liked the sauce on the mussels and said that he thought that everything was really good!
|What was left of the Caramel Crunch Cake|
Next week, check in to read the results of our trip to The Pasta Shelf on Ontario Street!