Archive | July, 2013

Weekend Eats 6/12 – 6/14

1 Jul

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Will travel for food…one of my mottos in life. I am so lucky to have friends who live by the same creed. Ha! I read reviews about MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens and decided to use my summer Friday to take the hour plus trip from East Harlem in order to explore Michael Psilakis’ take on traditional Greek fare.

We started with a warm octopus salad, grandmas meatballs and chickpea dip. The octopus was grilled to perfection and the combination of the charred bits, dill, lemon and onion was delicious. Grandmas meatballs were the lightest meatballs I have ever had. It was as if someone filled them with air. The dip was good, nothing to rave about but solid. We stayed with the seafood theme for our mains and ordered the dourade and the grilled prawns. Both were amazing!

At first I wondered if I should have opted for a hole in the wall Astoria restaurant versus the fancier place, but my taste buds were so happy that we went with MP Taverna. I will be back!

P.S. I made a summer corn salsa with red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, the juice of 2 limes and salt. Yum!