That was just the beginning because our entrees arrived steaming just as we finished the soup and salad. We ordered the Hoosa and the Pasticcio. It really didn’t matter who ordered what, because we always share – I make him (except for the Avgolemono Soup – that was mine, all mine.)Hoosa is chicken sautéed with garlic, tomatoes, onions and green peppers and spices served over a bed of seasoned rice. It smelled divine – and tasted equally as good. The Pasticcio was my favorite of the two – the baked layers of ground beef and macaroni covered with cheese sauce and topped with tomato sauce was just so good. It came with a serving of the rice and deliciously seasoned green beans. What I learned is that Mediterranean food does not mean only Greek food. The influences of all the ethnic groups and their foods surrounding the Mediterranean Sea come into play. And to that, I say, “Bravo!” because the food was delicious and even though the portions were generous and we ate a lot, neither of us felt weighed down. At the end of the meal, we shared a single Baklava. Sheets of filo pastry above and below the cinnamon and nutty filling covered with a sweet icing hit the spot. Yum. Just yum. The service was spot on from the moment we entered the restaurant. The food came to the table piping hot and in a steady rotation – which I always find amazing when it happens. My iced tea glass was never more than half empty and even the take-home containers were brought promptly when it was evident we weren’t going to finish all the food presented to us. The restaurant also offers several international wines, and I can see how diners could enjoy a relaxing meal buoyed by the sounds of the Mediterranean region, a nice wine and flavorful food. You don’t have to be ready for a big meal or want ethnic Mediterranean food to dine there. They offer several different sandwiches including chicken and burgers as well as French fries. There is also a children’s menu. One thing I will definitely remember is that I can “Savor the Flavors of the Mediterranean” with carry out! A quick call, a buzz by and we are on our way to healthier eating this year with flavorful meals I know we’ll enjoy! The Mediterranean Grill10230 E. U.S. Hwy. 36Avon, IN 46123317-273-8570 – Don’t forget! They have carry out!www.the medgrillavon.com Hours:Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Eat Healthy, Savor Flavors at Mediterranean Grill
Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:00 PM by Elaine Whitesides