I have to thank fellow blogger Bizzy Lizzy for recommending nearly every restaurant we ate at in Hobart. Mezethes Greek Taverna (and Da Anegelos at Battery Point - but we'll get to that later) is one of her best recommendations - a fantastic Greek Taverna in our favourite part of town, Salamanca Place.
The restaurant is located in one of the old sandstone buildings in Salamanca Place but the interior has a definite Greek vibe. From the white washed stone walls and pictures of Greece it's pretty easy to imagine we're having dinner on a sunny Greek island and not in chilly Hobart.
We start dinner with drinks - a diet coke for The Boy and I decide to splash out with a glass of Greek wine which is delicious, dry and crisp. I'm not normally a wine drinker but this was really a lovely drop.
We start dinner with some Orektika (that's Greek for appetisers). The marinated olives ($6.00 per bowl) are delicious, super plump and served warm with a sprinkling of fresh herbs. Warm olives seem so simple yet really make a flavourful punch. We devoured these in seconds.
Tasmania has a plethora of amazing fresh seafood on offer. Every restaurant has a mind-boggling choice of seafood and Mezethes has a great selection of seafood on its menu. I choose the Oktapodi Sti Skara ($18.50) - tender succulent Octopus that is BBQ'd over a bed of white hot charcoal and served with potatoes and a crisp green salad.
The Boy chooses the Garides ($26.50) which was my second choice! His plate is heaving with fresh grilled prawns seasoned with a dash of garlic and lemon. His meal is also served with a green salad and chunky roast potatoes as well as his choice of dip. I have to admit I have a bit of food envy - especially at his choice of skordalia dip - pureed potatoes with garlic, olive oil and vinegar.
Our meal at Mezethes was FANTASTIC! I'd go back here for a meal in a heartbeat...if only it wasn't a two hour flight away *sad face*.