Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Trying out a new cuisine

After seeing a movie at the AMC Times Square in early February, FI and I wandered around midtown west looking for someplace to eat. We checked out Yelp and Citysearch and tried to pick a genre of food, but weren't really getting anywhere. Finally we ended up around 50th and 51st by 9th avenue and surrounded by Mexican, Thai, Italian, and we decided to go Greek!

We ened up at Uncle Nick's Ouzaria for Greek tapas. FI and I had not enjoyed Greek food together before so this was a fun new adventure.

First we had the Stuffed Vine Leaves, which were a cold appetizer. They had a bit of acidity to them and the rice was filling, but not a lot of flavor besides the lemon.

Then we had Lamb with Seasonal Vegetables wrapped in Phyllo. This was hot and flaky and delicous. With all the food we had, we ended up taking half of this home for lunch the next day.

For our veggie, we had Fried Zucchini with Scordalia Dip. This was delicious. The zucchini was hot and crispy on the outside, but soft and mushy on the inside. The Scordalia dip was a yogurt with some seasonings and it was cool and cool-tasting. It helped reduced the hot temperature of the fried zucchini nicely. We also took a few of these home to eat the next day.

Finally we had Baked Clams. These were also super hot and straight out of the oven. The toppings were nice and crispy and it added a layer to the squishy clams underneath.

This was a delicious meal with plenty of leftovers to enjoy. Uncle Nick's menu is pretty extensive, so I definitely want to go back there (whenever I'm back in Midtown West) to try some of the other dishes.

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