Lazy Saturday lunching with the ladies on Rundle Street East End at Eros Ouzeri to prematurely celebrate C’s birthday. A simple and quiet affair but that’s just the way we like it.
As always, when dining at a Greek restaurant, dips and pita bread must be ordered!
4 half dips: a half serve of all our dips; $14.90
Pita Bread (3 serves); $2.20 per serve
Melitzanosalata: roasted eggplant, roasted pepper, red onion, parsley, garlic, tahini and olive oil
Taramosalata: cod roe with lemon juice and olive oil
Tzatziki: yoghurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil
Skordalia: potato puree, garlic and olive oil, with vinegar and lemon
We’ve had our fair share of dips and pita bread over the last couple of years at various Greek restaurants in Adelaide and I think we’ve developed our palette well enough to establish whether the dips are a yay or nay – Eros Ourezi dips fall in the latter category… NAY! The taramosalata was way too salty for my palette whilst the tzatziki had a wet watery consistency – ick! The skordalia was supposed to be a smooth potato puree but instead our palettes were met with chunky pieces of potato pieces in a grainy paste; and the pita bread needed a bit more time under the grill to get more colour and a hint of char on it.
Htapodi tis skaras: SA large octopus tentacle, green pea & mint briani, Kasseri cheese foam, cherry vincotto; $30.90
How very unattractive did this dish look? We found the tentacles to be on the slight raw side of things with the meat and texture to be rather chewy and rubbery with a slight fishy smell. The cheese foam…(oh man!) not only did it not look good, it did not taste good! It appeared as a gloopy lumpy blob on the end of the plate and it had a sour and unpleasant taste.
Beetroot salata: roasted baby beetroot, roasted apple, walnut and goats curd salad and fresh herbs; $13.90
The beetroot salad offered some relief to our taste buds with vibrant juicy baby beetroot, sweet roasted apples and nice crunch from the walnut and fresh herbs.
We ordered a serve of Greek sausages from their specials menu. They were flavourful with a tinge of salt and spice that complemented extremely well with the sweet glaze they were sitting on along with accompanied vegetables of okra and capsicum.
Pasticcio aka Greek pasta bake; $29.90
277 Rundle Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8223 4022