Aegli, in the market square of Kos Town, is so new that it hasn't really sorted out its own name yet, so it is variously entitled in its documentation and signage: "The Women's Co-operative of Kos" or "Local Gastronomy Women's Co-operation" but you get the picture. The Co-operative employs 16 women, either previously unemployed, single mums, old women or those with four children and, using only produce from the island, turn out fantastic dishes from every corner of the place at stunningly low prices.
So, right in the centre of town with Friday's evening bustle all around us we shared mixed olives and then preserved fish roe, a plate of mixed starters and a monumental platter of cheese with unlimited bread, but the menu was vast, offering every variety of vegetable, cereal and meat in every particularist combination, including Epiphany crumpets. We chose a delicate white wine and a robust red, neither bearing much relationship to the usual hybrid wines usually on offer.
The service was charming but necessarily a little diffident and we wrote in the comments book and left a large tip to support the cause.
Every visitor to Kos should eat here for the fantastic food, the superlative value for money, the unusual wines and the good cause! I would give this a higher mark if the system allowed!
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