Mezes was a little different, and I liked it.
We were a group of eight and they accommodated us perfectly (with a reservation) in a back corner at a large square table that kept us close enough to communicate in the din, but not too close for comfort.
The emphasis here is on sharing. We ordered a load of appetizers, include the mixed filo packets, and grape leaves stuffed with meat and rice. My favourite items were the taramosolata and the pitas. Other reviewers didn't enjoy either, but I thought the dip was delicious, whipped and with a delicate fish flavour. The pitas were meant to be thin, i think, almost crispy. And while they were buttered, I'm personally of the sort who thinks butter makes things MORE delicious rather than less.
Fat is tasty. No one wants to admit it anymore, but it's true. I'm a-ok with lard.
The flaming cheese thing gave everything a very festive atmosphere. For those who've never tried it, I recommend you do. it's very salty, but nice.
We topped off the evening with our own cake that we brought with us. The wait staff served it up happily, complete with a very loud rendition of Happy Birthday (which sounds funny when sung by a pack of baritone waiters who don't know the name of the birthday boy).
All in all, a good time.
456 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1P4
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