During our stays in Crete we always try to find interesting places where you can taste local Greek dishes. Quite often, we choose simple family premises in which it is difficult to find the perfectness. It must be admitted, however, that usually such an inconspicuous appearance conceals tasty dishes that are prepared literally from the heart. With more interest, we looked at the restaurant (estiatório) Chrisopigi, whose appearance was a complete negation of the typical tavern. A beautifully finished stone building surrounded by a well-kept garden attracted our eyes every time we passed that car by car. It is obvious that we must visit this place because it caught our eye :)
What first draws attention after entering the area of this restaurant is a large patch of grass, on which the tables were set. In Crete, dried up by the sharp rays of the holiday sun, the softness of this lawn and the succulence of its greenery seem to be something unreal.
What should please the guests of this restaurant is a menu without an exaggerated number of dishes prepared by the kitchen. And while in Crete, such a limited choice may in some ways surprise you, however, a short menu supplemented by the list of specialties allows practically everyone to find something tasty.
The small meze that the waiter brought us after placing the order aroused our appetite and curiosity. This simple appetizer consisted of a sensational olive paste, flavored in a perfect way, with fresh bread and olive oil. After such an introduction, we were waiting impatiently for the ordered dishes.
Along with the fading day, kolokithokeftedes, bifteas and potatoes sprinkled with hard kefalotiri cheese and herbs came to our table. Despite the traditional name, each of the dishes deviates slightly from its Greek original. At this point, however, we must in advance mention that this original character did not negatively affect the taste sensations.
Unusual in shape because "horned" zucchini cutlets were served with rocket and a delicate yoghurt dip. In addition to the unusual appearance they were very close to the taste of the classic kolokithokeftedes. In the case of bifteki, the traditional filling of feta was replaced with a delicious filling of dried tomatoes, which together with the juicy meat formed the perfect composition. How good it was to let it testify that the portion which at first appeared to be large fast and completely disappeared from the plate.
Dashing our own dishes with curiosity, we looked at the neighboring tables where other dishes appeared. Served in no less sophisticated way, they were happy not only of people who ordered them but also other guests. It is worth mentioning lamb, whose grilled pieces were placed on hooks above a plate of baked potatoes. The unusual metal construction on which the dish was served was surprising that even the Greeks who received it could not resist this in order to capture it in the picture.
In just tens of minutes, all the tables in the garden were occupied. Even if it is let it testify to the popularity of this place. We will definitely come back here more than once to try the next dishes on the Chrisopigi card.
Chrisopigi is also a great place for parents of children, especially those who are hard at the table while on holiday. Urchors who like to eat from the jump will certainly be happy that the restaurant also has a fenced playground. On a small green square there are several swings and a place to dig a ball.
It is worth remembering that Chrisopigi is not a typical Greek tavern but a restaurant (estiatório). This is found at prices that are slightly higher. The arrangement of this place, the quality of the ingredients used and the palatability of the dishes, however, fully compensates for this small difference. At the end of the bill, a complimentary dessert is added to the bill, which is a perfect complement to a visit to this restaurant.
Chrisopigi Restaurant is located on the western outskirts of the village of Kamilari, right at the fork of the roads heading for Kalamaki and Tympaki. If you rest in this first mor in Kommos, it will take you no more than a few minutes by car. The evening dinner at Chrisopigi will also be a good choice for people spending their holidays in nearby Matala. If you want to escape from the bustle and crowds prevailing in this town, you should consider coming here.
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