Food & Fun – Santorini Greek Kitchen
Nobody would ever mistake me for an adventurous eater. Although I do love to eat and really value a meal that is an experience, I tend to stay in the middle of the road. As I have begun a new job in a new part of the city, I am discovering all kinds of new places to eat. It has been a lot of fun and I am really enjoying it.
Recently I met my friends Scott Hoke & Joey Santos for lunch at an amazing restaurant in Fountain Square (a neighborhood on the Southside of downtown Indy) called Santorini Greek Kitchen. It was fabulous. I mean fabulous.
Located at 1417 E. Prospect St in Indianapolis (46203 – 317.917.1117) Santorini’s is old world Greek food. It is located in a very quaint part of the city that almost feels like you are on the coast in a much larger city. If you are looking for a truly authentic Greek meal in a great setting, I highly recommend this place.
The service was outstanding and the food….well, the food is something I cannot wait to eat again! The only bummer for me is that they are closed on Sunday. So, I have yet to take Kim there. But, we are working on that for sure!
We started with an appetizer of Saganaki, which is Greek cheese that has been fried. It comes to the table where it is set on fire to the cheers of “Opa” from around the room! You take a chunk of cheese and eat it on fresh pita bread that comes with it. It was great! It was also just enough for the three of us. Nobody got stuffed or too full on the appetizer so we were ready for the next course.
Joey and I went with the Gyro Platter, a combination of lamb and beef, slowly roasted, thinly sliced and served on a fresh pita with Tzaziki sauce (this sauce, I learned, is a blending of cucumber and yogurt). The Gyro Platter also came with a Greek Salad, Green Beans, Rice Pilaf and Greek Potatoes. For $10 this is a huge lunch and much more than I was able to finish. But, it was wonderful.
Our friend Scott chose the Fish Kabobs, which were a daily special. These came with shrimp, salmon and grouper each cooked perfectly and seasoned with Mediterranean spices along with peppers, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms. I cannot stand the smell or taste of salmon or I would have tried this for sure. I can tell you that Scott ate every single bite!
We finished with 3 servings of Baklava…walnuts and honey between layers of phyllo with chocolate and caramel sauce. This was the perfect cap to an amazing meal.
If you are ever in the mood for something different and enjoy an adventure I would highly recommend Santorini Greek Kitchen. You will not be disappointed. They say that reservations are accepted and suggested since there is only seating for around 50. We were there for a late lunch and didn’t have any trouble.
This was an awesome experience for me and I can tell you for sure that I will be going back again and again.