Last night we went to a relatively new restaurant in Catalina, not far from us. What a breath of fresh air. First off, they don't use canola oil, that stuff is just cheap garbage and makes me, and many other people, ill. They cook with olive oil and fry with peanut oil (sorry if you are one of the .05% with Arachis hypogaea hypersensitivity). Both are top of the notch oils for their purposes. The name of this emporium of excellence? It's Greek to Me.
They took over another Greek restaurant from a family which was Greek but not very good at food prep. apparently. These men are really good at everything. The rooms are pleasant and "Greek" in theme. The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is fairly large and varied.
We started with their calamari which was delicious. Crisp and not dripping in fat. I had the Fresh Sea Bass which was indeed very fresh and served on Thai rice, Terry had the vegetable moussaka which is in a marinara sauce with Bechamel. He gave it an 8 out of 10.
There are some shortcomings, but they are a new restaurant. The menu listed on several food sites lists more things than they have. That was disappointing. Also, arrive early. We usually dine at 8 PM or so. They were out of the lamb shanks, which I actually went for. They were out of the meat moussaka which I had considered. I barely got the last order of Sea Bass. We wanted a little dessert and they were out of the baklava we wanted. They are next to SaddleBrooke. All those retired cowpokes saddle on up at about 5 PM so they can get to bed at 8. So I guess you have to arrive early or it may be slim pickins'.
As a note, I ordered a coke. They brought it to me in a glass bottle! Can't remember the last time time that happened (if you don't appreciate that beverages taste better out of glass as opposed to plastic or a bar gun, this means nothing to you.) The profit mark up on those fizzed drinks from a gun is remarkable, probably 20¢ cost on $2 charge. By moving to quality, they cost themselves money. It's such a small thing and yet it shows that quality is the driving force of this restaurant, not JUST profit. Serving fine food with good service produces a good bottom line. Something most Tucson restaurant have not discovered. They cut costs and thus quality.
Unfortunately they don't have a webpage, yet. Hopefully soon.
Go! Kalh Oreksh! as the Greeks would say.
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