A creature of habit for sure. Whenever I dine at a restaurant offering a mezze, like Barbounia, that’s what I order!
I dined there recently on one of those perfect alfresco days. With Barbounia located on Park Avenue at 20th, there’s less traffic to interfere with conversation. Another plus: no need to experience the deafening noise inside once it gets hopping.
We shared a mezze of spicy feta, hummus and their fire-roasted eggplant ($19 for the three), plus gratis olives and a delicious warm loaf of bread ($3 per order).
Next, we shared the grilled tender Portuguese octopus with fingerling potatoes ($24) and crispy fried calamari ($19). We devoured the former, left a bit of the latter as we sadly were full.
We washed it all down with a 100% Sauvignon Blanc Menetou-Salon, Domaine De L’ermitage 2017 ($70).
I’d recommend a visit.