Eat at Milton’s is a lovely restaurant located on an inconspicuous corner in the Plaka section of Athens.
The address: Andrianou 91, in The Plaka neighborhood of Athens
The Michelin-starred Chef Alain Parrodi has consulted on the varied menu.
Walking into the restaurant, you feel as if you are walking into an open air taverna that you might find on the island of Mykonos, rather than in this city of four and a half million people. Jazz music from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong played in the background.
The dining area appears to accommodate about 100 diners — including sections where diners partake of Greek cuisine al fresco in the shadow of the Acropolis.
The restaurant manages to achieve a casual elegance due to its decoration: simple, white linen table cloths and white directors’ chairs.
We started with a Peasant bread that was fresh, hearty and grainy.
It came served with olive oil, olives and fleur de sel. (Just in case you’re wondering, fleur de sel, is used as a garnish or finishing salt to flavor food. It is considered by some to be the “caviar of sea salts”.)
The 2017 Summer Menu was created by Michelin Star-Winning Chef Hussin Mahbub.
The Bio Greek salad provided a new twist on an old classic. The wonderfully constructed salad featured thinly-sliced cucumbers, rolled into cylinders and placed vertically to provide a platform for cubed feta cheese, halved heirloom tomatoes, fleshy beefsteak tomatoes, bits of sun-dried tomatoes and scallions. A bit or oregano and small dots of red pepper dressing provided additional seasoning.
I started with a Greek classic: moussaka. It came served baked warm in a casserole dish with cheese, ground beef, chopped tomato, onion and garlic worked together to create a delicious, coherent taste. The bechamel sauce was thick and creamy.
Next came grilled Grouper, suffused w lemon and seasoned with tomatoes and capers.
All came served with a side of steak potatoes.
We washed it down with The White Lalikos, a fresh Greek Sauvignon blanc perfect as an accompaniment to fish.
Homemade marshmallows, merengue and caramel with pistachios provided for the perfect dessert.
For a delicious meal in the Plaka neighborhood of Athens, you must try Eat at Milton’s.
If you are headed to Mykonos, here’s a restaurant you should try:
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