I love Greek food and if you love Greek food then come with me to Emilitsa while I tempt you with a great Greek meal. First we started with tzatzik, a combination of cucumber, dill and Greek yogurt. Next was kefalograviera meh syka saganak a pan fried cheese with with baby Turkish balsamic peppered figs.
Now for the main course. The previous dishes I grabbed off the on-line menu. some of the dishes that we had changed so I will just try to describe what we had from memory. My wife had chicken she described the flavors as intense and beautiful, My daughter had the grilled lamb which I know from tasting it was some of the best lamb I have ever had. It was done to perfection and was so tender. Her friend had halibut again perfectly prepared. For me I chose the pan seared rabbit. Trust me when I tell you it didn’t taste like chicken. It was stuffed with fennel and other herbs with a taste that was right of heaven.
The desert menu gave a varied selection and the wine list was extensive. We picked out a couple of good whites to complete the meal and I not to offend our hosts finished my meal with a glass of ouzo. The ambiance was pleasant. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. Our host John Rigas made us feel at home and I can’t wait to go back.
Emilitsa is is located at 547 Congress Street in Portland, Maine (207) 221-0245.