Yum! The food in Greece is amazing. They are healthy eaters. Lots of seafood and fresh vegetables. We loved it. I ate so many Greek salads because they were so delicious. My favorite was at a restaurant called Avocado. The reason I liked it so much is the tomatoes were so fresh. The cheese was crumbled, and the croutons were crushed and sprinkled on top. I ate at least 8 salads from different places and this was the best.
We also ate grilled octopus several times. Kent ventured with the fresh fish but I don’t have the patience. I told him he looked like he was performing surgery trying to get the bones out of the meat! Too much work!
The Greeks grow lots of grapes and small tomatoes called Santorini tomatoes. Tomato balls are an appetizer I tried and it came with a feta mousse. They don’t sound appetizing but they were great.
Lots of restaurants would come to the table and bring you something small to thank you for choosing their place to eat. Sometimes they would bring you a small treat at the end of the meal to thank you. Here are just a couple of examples.
A few other foods- prosciutto wrapped melon with reduced balsamic. They also call pecan pie what we would consider cake. Also prosciutto wrapped goat cheese grilled. Lastly, lamb souvlaki hanging on the skewer.
Coke is writing names on their cans and bottles too. Here is a Greek name. I don’t know what it says.
Here are some Santorini tomatoes, a caper plant, and a delicious dessert with what we think look like blackberries. Similar taste, but not quite the same as ours.
Oh, one last thing. We went to a family run farm/store where they make almost all of their products. Here is how they make their sun-dried tomatoes. They had honey, goat cheese, pestos, marmalades, and many other items for sell. Lots of family run businesses in Greece where it’s many generations all working together. I like that.