A new food establishment was my first today. After a wonderful yoga class and Sunshine lecture on the Heart Shakra at YogaShakti in Queens, I rode shotgun with Sue as she took care of some running in not-too-nice parts of Queens.
When the stuff was done, we were both freezing and hungry, needing coffee and food ASAP. We headed into Astoria and parked, which is a Greek area. With dozens of eating choices around us, we headed into MP Taverna,which neither of us had visited previously.
It was a little more upscale than I was needing at the time albeit it was a wonderful establishment. The ambiance was pleasant and the wait staff were very engaging.
The obligatory hot beverages were ordered up, and we scoured the menu for something that would be a good choice. Sue ordered the cast-iron skillet breakfast, which included eggs, bacon, Greek sausage and salad. I went for the loaded egg souvlaki sandwich. We were told the food would take a little while and asked if we would want an appetizer.
So, we ordered up the meatballs. They were actually Greek seasoned meatballs and were served with pita bread, tzatziki and lemon. As soon as I tasted them, I was taken back to when I lived in Cyprus. (I was there 1971-74.) It’s amazing how a simple taste could invoke memories. The pita also was authentic and again reminded me of the many multi-course kebabs and mezzes we had there.
Although the food was phenomenal, we were both unable to finish out dishes and brought some home to relive the experience tomorrow.