Thursday, 18 October 2012

Kozi's Photo-Tease

I've written again and again about the phenomenally amazing food at Kozi's. This time I figured I would just tease you with what I had last time. The purpose of this tease is so that, in the rare case that you haven't visited yet, you get your lazy back side in gear an go! NOW!

Kozi's Salad
Are you having trouble looking away? Because I know I am...

Caesar Salad... with a twist...
The twist was the addition of bacon and croutons. Real home made croutons. With salads like this, who needs anything else?

Crispy Chicken with Chili Mayo
Crispy and tasty exterior, juicy chicken and the Chilli Mayo was perfect! Unfortunately it is hidden behind the fries. In retrospect I could have done a much better job of capturing the dish, but I was just to eager to dig in to think about taking a decent photo!

Double Super Kozi's Burger
Words are not enough to describe this awesome tower of yum!

Basically a large vertical pork souvlaki. Only thing is, if souvlakia were anywhere close to as good at this baby, people of the world would not know what pasta, pizza and risotto were, and Greece wouldn't be on the verge of bankruptcy. Touché.

BBQ Wings
As with any other kind of wing, these wings are designed to get you from one place to another. Specifically these will take you straight to heaven.... because they are that good.

Rib Eye Steak
I honestly believe that only the likes of William Shakespeare would have any chance of capturing, and putting into words, the amazingness of this steak, and, as a matter of fact, all the food at Kozi's!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Mama Roux: Giving it another chance

Great morning: decided to go for a late coffee-brunch in the centre. Normally this would be a nightmare given Saturday is the day everyone who normally works during the week will go to look around the shops. Add to that the great day: blue sky, sun, light cool breeze; we were not the only people heading down there. However, thanks to my trusty two wheeler, we were parked and ready to sit in less than fifteen minutes!

Initially we were going to sit at Tailor Made, but it was packed and the outdoor seating was in direct sunlight. Instead of getting back on the bike to go somewhere totally different we figured we'd walk up Aiolou street and pick a place. No sooner were we walking than I had decided to sit down at Mama Roux.

I had been there before, not more than a week after it had first opened. The reason then, was that the Chef that was behind the amazing food at the gone-but-not-forgotten Hells Kitchen was also behind this place (though I'm not sure if he's still there). It is supposed to have southern American Cajun style food. Back then, I remember I wasn't convinced, and I thought the food was alright, but not 'wow' and not what I had expected. To be honest I'd probably set the bar too high.

This time round I was there for coffee, but decided to get a small nibble to share. We went for a BLT with the addition of avocado. It was good! Real good! I could taste everything in it. Nothing that shouldn't have been there was there, and nothing that should have been there wasn't. Everything was fresh, vibrant and in the right proportion. And the bread: toasted hearty country style slices of bread. Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum!!!

BLT with Avocado
The coffee was good too, and the barista had even made the effort to make a fancy shape on our Fredo Cappuccinos  Effort points!

A generally very pleasant visit I'd say, and I'm left with two ToDo's from this visit:
a) Try their Sunday brunch
b) Sample their other food again

And a few related links:
@ Trip Advisor

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