sometimes i forget how easy it is to create a heavenly taste with nothing but your imagination and some good quality ingredients. that is exactly the way you can fix a crunchy baguette sandwich. use good butter and add some “pfeffermantel” salami, some mortadella, your favorite cheese; i usually prefer a good quality Greek yellow cheese named graviera(you can also use gruyère), and some avocado. so simple! and then just impress and enjoy my friends. there is a perfect little delicatessen in Palaio Faliro area from where you can get all the above goodies and many more. it’s called “Benito” and is dated back at 1983. you can also find some fresh pasta and homemade creations from mamma Evdo. and for all of you living far, it also has an online store. so go check this little treasure store out, it is really worth it!
“benito” since 1983
“benito delicatessen” Thetidos 22, Palaio Faliro, Athens, Greece, tel: +30 210 9837677
it was back in 1954 when a sweet couple from a Greek village decided to head toward the city of Athens in search of a more prosperous life. and there under a young mulberry tree in Palaio Faliro area(a southern suburb), they started their own business; a restaurant. “mouria”(which means mulberry tree) has been serving high quality food ever since. in this case the term quality does not refer to fancy names, inspired creations or glamorous presentations. it solely involves the freshest ingredients and perhaps the most skilled grill cook around; the family’s son! as you can easily guess, you will eat some exquisite meat there, like pluck, sausages, steaks, chicken, lamb and more. i usually enjoy some tender pleurotus mushrooms, a juicy steak, a light chicken fillet and some colorful boiled vegetables and of course some rich red wine. the last time i also tasted a wild boar with chestnuts and plums, so thoroughly cooked that literally melted in my mouth. the atmosphere is cosy, the environment simple and the staff really friendly and always alert; no wonder why this “recipe” is still successful.
wild boar w/ chestnuts & plums
the master grill cook Mr George
so go my friends visit this traditional place and watch the old mulberry tree as it still grows!
“mouria” 101 Achilleos street, Palaio Faliro, Athens, Greece, tel. +30 210 9888637