Saturday, November 7, 2009
I love Greek food, and my favorite place to get it is at Yanni's at 51 Main Street in New Paltz. I've been there a few times and the food was great each time so when I had a craving for Greek today, off we went. As I write this I am still full, and glad I went.
The restaurant is small, it seats maybe thirty, and is done up in Greek blue and white with paintings and murals all over. The ceiling is a trellises with plastic grapes hanging and there is Greek music playing. There are a few tables and you choose your seat, today it was crowded and we took the only table left.
The hard part is choosing what to order. I recommend what I get, the Hermes platter. This is a small Greek salad, feta and grape leaf included, fries, a pita, tzatziki sauce, and chicken, beef, and lamb gyro meat. All for about eleven bucks. By the way, this is the best tzakziki sauce I've had, even better than my own. Teresa had the spanoikopita, which was good. Nice and light with flaky fillo dough on top. They also offer omelets and other breakfast items, deserts, and Greek beer. You can eat well for twenty bucks.
If you like Greek food, go there. You'll be glad you did.
I went there today with a friend and we both had the Hermes platters. The food was every bit as good as ever and I had a chance to chat with the owner. Nice people here. He showed me what I want next time, a burger kabob. He made a burger with Greek spices wrapped on a skewer. I'll let you know how it is.
Posted by Chris Forman at 5:43 PM