In Greece, it is customary to go to a Mezedopolion and drink ouzo or wine and select a number of favorite small dishes. Ouzeri Mezedes originated in antiquity and reveal the very social nature of Modern Greeks.
We at Taverna Cretekou encourage you to enjoy the Greek Lifestyle.
TARAMOSALATA - TRADITIONAL
A Taverna Cretekou Specialty. Imported Red Caviar, Olive Oil and Lemon Whipped to a Light Mousse.
*MELITZANOSALATA - SMIRNI
A Soft Mousse of Eggplant, Fresh Garlic, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice and Herbs.
*TZATZIKI - CRETE
A Refreshing Blend of Homemade Yogurt, Cucumber and Garlic.
*FAVA - IN SEASON
Fava Beans Mixed with Olive Oil and Lemon. Served with Onions.
*DOLMADAKIA - SMIRNI
Grape Leaves Filled with Rice, Scallions and Dill. Marinated in Olive Oil
*IMAM BAILDI - SMIRNI
Baby Eggplant Stuffed with Tomatoes and Onions, Pine Nuts and Raisins.
*AGRIA MANITARIA - KASTORIA
Wild Mushrooms Sautéed in Garlic and Parsley.
*MANITARIA PSYLORITI - CRETE
A Taverna Cretekou Specialty. Broiled Mushroom Stuffed with Feta, Spinach and Herbs.
*SPANAKOTIROPITA - TRADITIONAL
Filo Filled with Spinach and Feta Cheese and Baked to a Golden Crust.
*TIROPITA - ANDROS
Our Chef's Special Recipe, Manouri, Feta and Kefalograviera Cheeses Wrapped in Puff Pastry and Filo.
*FETA SAGANAKI - CRETE
Broiled Feta wit Fresh Basil and Tomatoes. Drizzled with Olive Oil and Fresh Oregano.
*SAGANAKI - TRADITIONAL
Kasseri Cheese Sautéed Until Crusty. Served - Sizzling - with Lemon.
KALAMARAKIA TIGANITA - CYPRUS
Tender Squid Gently Fried. Served with lemon
APPETIZERS FOR TWO
A sampler of small taste - Tarama, Tzatziki, Fava, and Dolmades.
Served with chilled Ouzo and Pita Bread.
HTAPODAKI KRASSATO - CRETE
Grilled Baby Octopus Lightly Marinated in Olive Oil and Wine.
A Combination of Greek Appetizers.
SAGANAKI ME GARIDES - THESSALONIKI
Shrimp and Feta Cheese Sautéed Until Crusty. Served with Lemon.