Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I went to a Greek restaurant in Chelsea N.Y. called Periyali. I had been there some years back and liked it very much. So I thought it high time to return. Every now and then I get a yen for Octopus. Peryali does not disappoint. It was a serendipitous adventure.
We were greeted by a burly waiter/ sommelier named Mack. Mack was a cheery, ebullient sort of fellow, and had what turned out to be excellent taste in wine. He recommended a white wine from Greece that was crisp without being acidic. Refreshing and smooth. A very extraordinary white, Nasiakos Moschofilero! We had it with a very tender sauteed octopus set in a lemon clarified butter sauce, perfection.
Writing and drawings by Karen Pickus
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