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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Opa!

 
Last night was my second birthday celebration!  I headed to Niagara Falls, Ontario to an authentic Greek restaurant, Koutouki, with my sister and my authentic Greek friend, Liz. What a blast we had!

The restaurant is decorated in the style of a Greek tavern with lots of distressed wood and brick instead of the usual blue and white touristy look.  It had a cosy and friendly vibe from the moment we walked in the front door.


You couldn't find a friendlier, more fun loving hostess than the owner's daughter, Georgina!


Since my daughters read this blog, I won't say what I thought of our handsome waiter!


Hey, I'm 60 not dead!  The flaming cheese was delicious too!

Let the food festival begin!

Appetizers ~


Octopus ~ 


Salmon ~ 


Stuffed Chicken ~ 


An undisclosed number of glasses of this ~


These would make great trivets and you could do it with $ store bamboo cutting boards and some corks!

By this time, we had forgotten we were in a restaurant and hanging with the owner, Steve, and Georgina like one big, happy Greek family!

My sister is having fun! ~


I toured the kitchen with the owner, complimented the chef, and we were on to dessert! ~


Oops, not much of that left to show you!

When your sides hurt from laughing and the table looks like this at the end of the meal, you know Koutouki is a great place to celebrate! ~


Just pay heed to the words of the great philosopher Aristotle ~


If you are in Niagara Falls, Ontario, you really must check out Koutouki!  I loved it! They are at 5745 Ferry Street (905)354-6776.

Disclaimer:  I'm not receiving any remuneration for raving about the place but I did have a couple of complimentary birthday drinks.  Shhhh.