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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.



9 comments:

  1. Everything looked so delicious...except the octopus...um...not too sure about that one, but good for you for trying it! What a lovely birthday week you've had! xo

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  2. You had me at cheese!! Happy happy birthday! :)

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  3. Happy birthday sweet friend. What a wonderful way to celebrate. I love Greek food too. Although I would pass on the octopus ( I don't like the texture) Hugs and hoping you get your birthday wish.

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  4. I know what you all saying about the octopus. I was a little startled when it arrived but figured now was the time to get brave. It was pretty good.

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  5. Wow! Totally impressive Birthday dinner, except the octopus...
    I'm with you, just because you are 60, doesn't mean we are dead...ha ha.
    I'm glad you had a wonderful time and also admired the cute waiter....Happy Birthday to you.
    Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week.

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  6. Belated birthday wishes - I love Greek food but I'm afraid I also couldn't eat the octopus !
    And can I say thank you for always visiting my place and leaving lovely comments.
    I'm putting you on my blogroll, so I won't for get to check in on you !
    xxx

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  7. It looks like a great place to have a birthday dinner...WOW! Over the top good! I'm over 60 and not dead...looks like FUN!♥ Enjoy your week!

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