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[SEA] Panos Kleftiko--thanks mr nelso

Laurella | Jun 23, 200512:40 PM

Mr Nelso strikes again for me and my fiance. Thanks to your mention in a recent Queen Anne thread, we decided to give this place a shot before a movie at the Uptown. We managed to get there the moment they turned the sign from Closed to Open, and got a small table by the window. The menu was filled with delights! E especially loves tasting as many different things as possible, so the mezze (sorry, I can't spell the Greek word) were irresistible. We managed to limit it to five, which was about the right amount of food, giving us a nice next-day snack as well. Here's a rundown

hummus--good, better the next day. E likes Med Kitchen's better

skordalia--man, was this good! Creamy texture, perfect amount of garlic, just great

Flaming cheese--I can't remember the name of this and I don't eat cheese, but E loved it

Orange fennel sausage--Heavy on the orange, but really good.

baked olives--I'd never had baked olives before. These were very good. I liked how the baking brought out the flavour.

Pita--the pita was excellent, miles away from storebought and better than any I've made at home. It had some whole wheat flour in it, I believe, which added a nutty quality.

We also had the baklava for dessert, but weren't enthralled. We both prefer the Med Kitchen baklava, which is less sticky and sweet and uses pistachios.

We'll definitely keep this place in mind for visits to QA. There are so many more dishes to try. Service wasn't gushing or anything, but was perfectly adequate. We'd heard it might be a bit slow, but we liked the pace of our meal since they brought out the dishes as they were ready. Our bill was a bit over $50 and considering we both had wine, this was reasonable if not a bargain.

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