Work has been kind of exhausting lately when the Youth Olympics at Nanjing draws closer. Anyway, I was involved in this project, and was therefore in Greece.
We began the next day by witnessing and live reporting the Flame Lighting Ceremony at the Panathenaic Stadium, and after that touring its museum. It was a beautiful and awe-inspiring experience, and we’d decided to celebrate… by having a decent meal instead of hurried ones from random coffee shops.
Meat-Meat-Meat the Grill was what we found for late lunch! We opted for this because we liked its young, fun and robust atmosphere, as well as its logo, and there we ordered…
Yogurt with Honey & Nuts (EUR$3.5) was a dessert served before everything else, which suggested that it can be a little more thoughtful for its diners. But it didn’t bother us at all because it’s really delicious!
Greek yogurt is special for being thick and tangy. Its sour taste was nicely balanced by the sweetness in the honey, whilst the crunchiness in the walnuts added liveliness and texture. This is literally the best yogurt combination in the world that can get me to “Eat-Eat-Eat” till forever!
Grilled Pita – Kind of Greek Tortilla (EUR$1.5) stimulated the appetite! Tomatoes and Xinomizithra, a local sour cream cheese made of goat’s milk that’s also known as Paros fresh cheese, created a refreshing topping. I think it’s a good idea to lightly season it with black pepper.
Finally onto mixGRILL 2 person (EUR$15), it included pork, chicken and kebab skewers (2 each), 1 traditional sausage, beef and turkey burgers (1 each), french fries, 2 sauces and more pitas. It was served hot; with a dash of freshly-squeezed lemon juice and thinly sliced onions, the platter reflected the robust and exotic side of Greek cuisine.
Together with a big bottle of water that costed just another EUR$1, this place definitely offers al fresco dining at a fair quality-price ratio. If you’re at Athens, would you give this a try too?
Meat-Meat-Meat the Grill
Tsakalof 10, Kolonaki, Athens, Greece
T. +30 21 0338 8676