Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Butcher Shop, Alatsi & Souvlaki @ Athens, Greece


Grab a seat in the leafy backyard of this Greek tavern & order up a storm - The Butcher Shop takes care of carnivores, serving up the bounty of the ocean (the octopus tentacles are terrific, as are the smoked trout fillets & taramasalata cured cod roe) & the beasts of the land (try the ewe chop, beef blood sausage & veal liver), washed down with tsikoudia raki brandy from Crete.

 You might try burning off all those lunch calories with a brisk walk around the neighbourhood, but with koulouri sesame seed bread rings available on almost every street corner, it's very likely you'll end up eating even more.

Supper in the Greek capital: Go upmarket at Michelin-starred Alatsi, where crowds feast on eggs filled with apaki (salted lean pork), aged beef from Naxos island & free-range chicken noodles with siglino (wine-boiled pork) & stamnagathi (wild chicory).

Or have a much simpler but still totally satisfying meal of souvlaki at nearly any street corner in Athens. Delicious kebabs. 

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10 comments:

  1. Wow, greece, never been there before...

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    1. Happy walker: it's a very interesting country indeed ;)

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  2. I wouldn't expect to see seafood in a shop called The Butcher! Wowwwwww!!!! I certainly would love to try everything - the beauty of travelling to some place, try all that they have to offer...and I'd stick to things we can't get at home so kebabs are out, never mind if ours are not as nice. Must save tummy space for things less familiar.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, yeah, it's both about meat and seafood for this butcher shop ... true, it's fun to be adventurous and try the 'exotic' stuff ... i liked the veal liver! :D

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  3. The Butcher Shop looks great, I like the ambiance and the environment, nice!
    Oh and I like the second last pic!

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    1. CK: yeah, we had a good lunch there, sitting outside and enjoying the open-air setting :D i like that photo too ... we took it while waiting for our train late at night at the subway :)

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  4. Oh food, glorious food - I could happily eat my way around Athens for weeks on end. Sean, if I remember correctly you were in Athens a couple of years back. Do you have family there?

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    1. The Yum List: no family there, but greece is so great to explore ... i still haven't been to mykonos and many of the other spectacular sites in the country :)

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  5. What I know about Greek dish is limited to salad only, never know they have such an interesting range of food!

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    1. Choi Yen: oh yes, there's a lot of interesting local produce in greece, lots of meat, seafood and vegetables and herbs :)

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