Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Poseiden 103 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, LA 70508-3876 (337) 235-9154

A successful BB. This Greek restaurant serves a different sort of stuff than Cedars or Zeus which is mainly Lebanese. The names are the same but the execution differs. Take the pita bread below. The other ones are thin and seem to be nuke. This one was fat and fluffy and heated on the grill. Great
I went the meze route. Below is the Appetizer Platter - Mousaka, spanakopita, hummus & grape leaves. The mousaka was very interesting. On a layer of sliced potatoes was a mixture of eggplant and ground meat topped by a layer of mashed potatoes and cheese. Sort of like a Greek shepherds pie. I liked it. The spanakopita was phyllo dough with a spinach and cheese filling and very satisfying. The hummus was very disappointing. Very thin and a bit acrid. The grape leaves wonderful. Nice rice and ground meat filling and as I found out later fresh grape leaves grown for the restaurant by a friend. No brined leaves here. God it was good
To supplement the platter I also ordered a Kibbeh - Cracked wheat filled with ground meat and a fried Meat Pie - Spiced ground meat wrapped in dough. Both served with tzatziki. The kibbeh was pretty standard and good. The meat pie had some Lafayette influence as it was very much on the spicy side. Both were great and I was a happy camper. Definitely a go back to place

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