Not being familiar with Greek wines, we asked the waiter for a suggestion of a white wine. His recommendation of the Domaine Mercouri, “Kallisto” (Assyrtico Robla, $40) was crisp, not too fruity and a perfect accompaniment to the seafood.
We stared with Avra Octapoli — sushi-tender Portuguese octopus with red onions, red wine vinegar ($24.95), grilled to perfection being moist and tender.
Next we opted for the grilled fish. But which one? The freshly caught whole fish selections included Arctic char, red porgy, black sea bass, Maine lobster, loup de mer, blue-spotted sea bream, pandora and more, priced per pound. We both chose imported Lavraki — “Loup de mer” — at $29.95 per pound (also known as Mediterranean seabass, branzino or branzini), a lean white delicate fish that cooks up moist and flaky.
As we each took a bite of our perfectly grilled fish, we said in unison, “So delicious,” then looked at each other and giggled. The fish alone, is worth the visit.
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