We had visitors this weekend - our friends Helga & Walter from Belgium. I first met them seven years ago in York and then a little while later in Belgium, having first made contact vis the travel site VirtualTourist. They're a lovely couple and we all get along very well. I couldn't believe that it had been 6 years since we last saw them - it just shows how time flies.
They've just been over to The Lakes for a week of touring on their motorbike, though unfortunately the weather was unkind to them. A couple of weeks earlier they'd been to Santorini, and as we had also just returned from Greece it seemed only natural to go to Kaminaki, my favourite Greek restaurant that's outside of Greece!
The restaurant lived up to its usual high standards and all of the food was first rate. It was a little inconvenient that they brought everything at once rather than in the starters/mains way that we'd asked for it, but I'll forgive them this as everything else was so good. It was quite fun trying to balance little plates here and there and make a bit more room for the other dish that just arrived...
- Htipiti - spicy feta cheese dip
- Giant Beans - my favorite!
- Papoutsakia - stuffed aubergines
- Fava - Santorini's split-pea puree
- Greek Salad
- Bottle of Santorini white wine
- Galaktoboureko - good, but not as good as on Tinos!
- Greek Yogurt, honey & walnuts
It was a pity that Walter was feeling a bit unwell, the result perhaps of some "pie" that he had eaten a day or so earlier, so he wasn't able to enjoy the meal to its fullest. They insisted on paying too, for which we thank them once again.
The next day they set off for home, via the Yorkshire coast. I wonder when and where we'll meet again - who knows, it may be in Greece one year.