Thursday, July 2, 2009

Greek Eats: Ellis Restaurant

The only hummus we found in Greece was here. After a long day of travel and lost luggage, Hotel Aressana recommended that we eat at Ellis Restaurant which is right across the street from the hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by our first glasses of house wine. I was imagining the Pine-sol flavored Retsina that I've tried at American Greek restaurants, but this was a nice light red wine. In Santorini, much of the island is a vineyard. There are about 10 different varieties of grapes that are native only to the island. Make sure to try Santorini's traditional wine, Vinsanto, which is a combination of the assyrtico and aidani grapes. The location of Ellis Restaurant is on the caldera side of the island with beautiful view even at night. We enjoyed one of the fresh salads with halumi cheese and saganoki. Saganoki is a simple meze that gets its name from the small two-handled pan that it is fried in. Who wouldn't like fried cheese!

Check out more of my Greek posts about:

Blue Note, Santorini
Nikolas Restaurant, Santorini
Dolphins, Santorini
Breakfast at Cafe Stavros, Sifnos
Poseidonas, Sifnos
Sunset, Sifnos
De Claudio's, Sifnos
Mannoli's, Sifnos
Faros Beach Restaurant
and many more...

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