Although there are far fewer Greek restaurants in most major metropolitan areas than Chinese or Italian restaurants, most people will tell you how memorable their visits have been to local Greek restaurants. There are many reasons that memories of these dining experiences hold a special place in many restaurant goers’ hearts and minds.
Greek food: A unique flavor environment
First, one can not overestimate how delicious Greek food is at the best Greek restaurants. Greek restaurants offer a unique flavor profile that people simply cannot find in other restaurants or cuisine styles. Greek cooking often involves rich and flavorful meat proteins that are cooked to perfect and tender perfection. Some popular offerings on the menus at most Greek restaurants include: shawarma, falafel, Gyros, and tabouli. And this list is simply scratching the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The next time you walk by your local Greek restaurant and look at the menu posted in its front window. The number of options that are available to a restaurant-goer are quite simply overwhelming.
The Greek Restaurant Ambiance
But, quite frankly, it is not just the taste of the delicious food that will keep customers coming back to their favorite Greek restaurants. There is more to the diners’ experience. And, part of this is the great atmosphere that can be found in many of these restaurants. Often, Greek restaurants are decorated in bright primary colors, and knickknacks and family heirlooms are also found around the establishment. Decorations, however, are only a tiny sliver of the restaurant’s overall ambiance. Ambiance is also shaped by the employees and the customers who feel comfortable sitting and chatting with their neighbors. At a Greek restaurant, customers are generally treated as members of the family.
The Zait Bistro
Make sure to check out the Zait Bistro. And while you are in Laguna area, don’t hesitate to take a few minutes to daydream about a beautiful deserted island and the delicious food that you still have to share with your hiking partner.