We decided to go to The Greek Islands Taverna in Sutherland to have a beautiful lunch and celebrate my new job (yes this blog is a hobby and I have a full-time job!). The idea was to eat A LOT and this place didn’t disappoint us at all.
I might say that the choice was perfect! We had exactly what we were craving for: lots of good food, right price, and that super full and happy feeling after a nice meal! 🙂
We got the Set Menu 1 with the Meat Platter for two. Their menu says minimum for 4 people but the water said they would be happy to do it for us. Let the feast begins!
Taramosalata dip – made from fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, and grated onions.
Pan-fried halloumi cheese, spanakopita (spinach pie) and tyropita (pastry filled with cheese).
Meat platter – Souvlaki, lamb cutlets, pork chops, quails, loukanika (greek sausages), and hot chips./li>
Cheesecake served with vanilla ice cream and cream.
Bourekakia – home-made pastries filled with semolina custard, pan-fried, and drizzled with syrup and cinnamon, served with ice cream and cream.
I said we were prepared to eat… A LOT! 🤣
Every single bite was spot-on. Portions are extremely generous, and if you are a meat lover like us, man that meat plater will be like a dream to you.
No, we couldn’t finish it all, there was a time we had to start prioritizing what to eat, so the hot chips were left behind (sorry for them). I don’t know you, but when I go to this kind of place I always prioritize things that are either harder to make, and let’s be honest, hot chips you can get anywhere!
The only side note I would like to leave is regarding one of the desserts, the Bourekakia. This was my choice (Hubby got the cheesecake), but it wasn’t my type of dessert. Found it kinda blend, so Hubby generously switched desserts with me. 🙂
It seems that torrons (or simply nougat) are a serious thing in Spain, at least in Barcelona. Many people recommended me to try a few flavors and I could find stores selling them everywhere.
Honestly, I’m not a nougat fan, I just find it overly sweet and sticky, but people guaranteed me that the Spanish one was different and I should give it a try.
So there I was at the most recommended place for nougat in Barcelona: Vincens Torrons Artesan.
At the store, you find a huge variety of samples to try, Which I found fantastic as they have so many flavors to pick from. Indeed I’ve found those sticky ones there too, but the two below were actually very good and more on the creamy side.
Chocolate and Rice
They were very good quality, Crema Catalan was super creamy and the Chocolate and rice one had the right ratio of creaminess and crunchiness. They are still super sweet though. 🤣
Good, but not AMAZING. I believe it would work as great souvenirs though.
In September last year, I had the opportunity to spend my holidays in Europe and it was fantastic! The only downside was the long flight from Sydney to Rome.
This time we decided to go via Cathay Pacific, and as I know some people are super curious (I’m one of them) to know what the airlines serve on their flights, I’ve decided to create this blog. This one is a very special one, as I got the Gluten Free special meal for all the way from Sydney to Rome!
Cathay Pacific flight from Sydney to Hong Kong – Gluten free meal
We departed from Sydney around lunchtime, so for this specific flight, we had two main meals: lunch and dinner.