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Esperia Grill- Terrific Greek-Moussaka and Pork Gyro in Brighton

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Esperia Grill- Terrific Greek-Moussaka and Pork Gyro in Brighton

opinionatedchef | Apr 13, 2011 09:46 PM

Never would have known about this place without the posts from lergnom on the schwarma thread. We had a really good dinner last night at this sunny spot.

The Moussaka was the best i've had, after my own. A layer of herb and spiced ground beef and tomato is topped with sauteed sliced eggplant and a deep layer of potato and creamy rich nutmeg- tinged beschamel sauce. Moussaka is a peasant dish, a casserole, but unlike many lesser versions, the flavor of each component is full and distinct and the overall effect is piquant, luxuriant and deeply satisfying. A large 5" square portion is $8; $2 for a side salad (substantial size, but w/ a disappointing packaged salad dressing. They're such a no-brainer to make; why have all this delicious small-batch home cooking and not make your own salad dressing?)

The succulent and abundant pork gyro is best described by gourmaniac here:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/778094

The spinach pie is good and the avgolemono was lemony but lacking in richness. For us, the highlights were those above.

http://www.esperiagrill.com/

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Esperia Grill
344 Washington Street, Boston, MA

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