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snack - the taverna version

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snack - the taverna version

djk | Sep 16, 2003 02:56 PM

Had a lovely lunch there yesterday on their first day of serving lunch and it was decently crowded with very delighted eaters. Yes, it's the mystique of the old shopsin's space recreated as a bright, comfortable, simple dining room all in white and festooned delicately with greek paraphernalia.

Had excellent grilled shrimp in a tarama vinegarette atop raw fennel and fingerling potatoes, a roasted beet salad in a large bowl mixed with skordalia, gigante beans and dandelion leaves(horta)- incredibly wonderful. My friend had melenzata (sp), a particularly smoky version of the traditional eggplant dish which we rapidly ate with homemade, light and delicious pita bread, followed by a pan roasted tilapia with a simple but well spiced chopped vegetable sauce (and something else good but sadly blanking right now!). I'm sure it will be great to have dinner there as well - no more stools and cramped quarters like thompson street. Really excellent food and calming atmosphere. As much as I love shopsins - they had to have burned many candles to create the peacefulness!

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