More on the Greek gourmet journey…
On our last night in Greece, seeking to make up for the trespass of having passed on the desserts so far, we went to the cute little patisserie close to our villa and ordered an assortment to takeaway and enjoy with some Greek wine on our terrace.
The milk pie pictured here (some googling last night revealed it is called galatopita) won hands down. It’s like a solid custard with a thin crust, not too sweet but just right. Simple and unpretentious. Loved it! Here’s a link to a recipe I found on the internet. Have a feeling that I’ll be making it many times 🙂
Wasn’t a big fan of the chocolate pie, but the phyllo pastry with some semi liquidy sweet sweet filling was quite good. I don’t remember what it was called, but the name started with a ‘q’ (or was it ‘g’? You see, ‘some’ wine had been consumed before as well ;-p). Does anyone know what this is??? Googling hasn’t helped.
And finally, rounding up the post with a restaurant recommendation… One of the best meals we had in Santorini was at this lovely place called Kallisti Tavern, which was recommended by our hostess in Oia. It is located in the main square of Pyrgos. Still dreaming about their grilled white aubergine salad (pictured below), the moussaka and the stuffed beef burger. Lovely staff, amazing food and reasonably priced. Check it out if you are in Santorini!
P.S. I read later that Greeks actually don’t have desserts after their meals, but separately with coffee. Makes sense! After having tasted Greek coffee though, I would be rather avoid the coffee and just have the dessert. Sorry!