A Taste of Greece In Firenze
One of the words Alice and I had before having holiday in Italy was to eat something which is not Italian. She said she had enough during her whole year in Milano, and so did I during my few nights in Cassina de Pecchi. And without argue, the first lunch we had in Firenze was actually Greek food. Since we couldn’t make it to Greece in our Europe trip this time, that seemed like a fair deal.
The Dioniso restaurant was just within walking distance from our hotel in Via San Giallo. Well, the first thing that pulled us to this restaurant was the blue color and the front area design that reminded us like ‘wartel’ (telecommunication shops) in Jakarta :P Once we got in, the enermous space took us by surprise. The dominant color was blue, yes, that’s Greek national color.
Since that was our first time in Greek restaurant, we couldn’t really say if the food was really Greek. Mine was Yemista, stuffed vegetables (tomato and pepper) with flavored rice. The taste was fairly good. But the big portion made me stop halfway. When the waitress collected the plates afterwards, she said in Italian, “Perche non l’hai finito? Non e’ buona?” which means she wondered why I didn’t finished it and if it was not good. Italians, at home or in restaurants, why do you always ask the same questions? Feeling guilty all over again :P