Chef Michael Psilakis has been called "the Thomas Keller of Greek cuisine."
Having heard only good things about his food, we decided to eat at Anthos Restaurant while in New York.
We were there for lunch and I must say, the lunch prix-fixe menu is very, very reasonable.
To start, some drinks.
Well, iced tea and strawberry limeade, that is. ;)
Being us, besides ordering the prix-fixe menu each (1 appy, 1 main, 1 dessert for each of us), we also ordered an additional appetizer.
Arctic char tartare, yogurt, crouton, dehydrated cheese.
Here's a close-up of the above dish.
Calamari and mussel salad, fennel, Israeli couscous, olives.
Smoked octopus, marinated mushrooms. It tasted like Bavarian sausage! ;)
Striped sea bass, fava purée, Israeli couscous, peas, capers, currants.
Grilled Arctic char, couscous, hazelnuts, grapes, pickled cucumbers.
Chocolate and Sesame: chocolate cake, tahini ice cream, butterscotch sauce.
Since one of my go-to combinations of flavors for gelato is black sesame and chocolate, this dessert was right up my alley.
Chocolate pudding cake with kalamata olive ice cream.
All in all, the flavors were spot-on and it was a very satisfying meal. The front-of-house staff was excellent; each person exuded a quiet confidence as they did their tasks.
Relaxing at the end of the meal with a pot of coffee.
Want more Chef Michael Psilakis?
Peter Minakis of kalofagas.ca interviewed Chef Michael Psilakis and posted it on his blog in four parts.
(Click on Part 1; the post will have links to the rest of the series.)
Part 1: http://kalofagas.ca/2009/06/26/in-conversation-with-michael-psilakis-pt-1/
New York, NY
Visited in August 2009
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Taïm Falafel and Smoothie Bar
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