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mchang | Aug 15, 2006 04:38 AM

Went out to Kouzina this weekend on a tip from many Hounds. I was originally looking for Greek food, but as mentioned, this isn't so much Greek food as just plain 'ol good food that is Greek-ish.

Atmosphere is nice -- airy and cozy at the same time. We walked in at ~7:30pm on a Saturday and found it full except a high table out back with terrible lighting. Although right next to the kitchen, the wife is 7 months pregnant, so the high tables just weren't cutting it. The hostess saw this and kindly moved us to a table that had just cleared. She shuffled people around most of the evening to accomodate us, which was very nice. Luckily, the timing worked out for everyone, and reservations got seated just fine.

We started with the salad special - radicchio, pistachio, some other stuff, feta, some ham, and *watermelon*. Delicious. Not over-dressed, and just generally delightful. Wife had the lamb and eggplant moussaka, and I had the scallops. Moussaka lamb had a rich flavor, eggplant cooked to perfection, however the skin/peel was a touch tough. Bechemel sauce was awesome.

My scallops were served with a corn souffle thing, mushrooms, and other bits. It seemed like a light number of scallops (small in size), but it all came together to make me happily full. The corn souffle thing (I can't remember what it was) was just awesome. So light and wonderful.

For dessert we had the cherry/apricot bread pudding (or something like that). Man, that was good. Covered in a mountain of whipped cream, but what the heck.

Overall, a nice, cozy experience. Food was very good. Not Greek, but still, yummy.

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