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Nikki Glekas of EOS Takes Over Bank Street Events and Opens Own Event Design Company

12 Sep

Even before we started our food blog, we would hit up EOS on Summer Street in Stamford. We loved the fresh, inspired dishes that were contemporary plays on classic Greek dishes. And, we loved sitting outside on their patio, letting the day float by.  Years later, we still love EOS and keep it at the top of our list for restaurants that we love here in Fairfield County. Part of the reason why EOS has been rated top Greek restaurant year after year and remains at the top of restaurant lists in Stamford (and Fairfield County) is definitely the food, but there is a whole family behind the success. One of those family members is Nikki Glekas. She’s part chef, part owner, and 100% fireball. Whether you see her at the restaurant, at a charity event, a cooking contest, or a catering party, Nikki brings it…and brings it hard.

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Eating and Schmoozing Our Way Through Best of the Gold Coast, 2013

26 Jul

Killer food (as always) from EOS!

Matt Storch of The Chelsea

Mark it down:  July 25, 2013…the day we hit up our first Best of the Gold Coast party!  It’s Moffly Media’s yearly party that celebrate the best in shopping, services, and (of course) food.  As we made our way upstairs to the Hilton Ballroom you could heard the buzz and chatter of happy and excited people.  And who should greet us as we enter?  Robin Wexler from Stamford Museum and Nature Center!  Dan said hi while Kristien was transfixed by the two celebrity goats:  Kathie Lee and Hoda.  We were thirsty for some drinks and hungry for some food, so we decided we’d hit up the outside of the ballroom after we were full.  :)

When we got into the main area we were amazed at how many restaurants and shops were inside.  There was even a side room where we got some vino from Val’s in Greenwich…that’s our go-to wine/liquor shop in the area.  Then, we let the madness begin!  It’s hard to recount everything we ordered, but Harvest had some awesome food which made us want to go back.  People were going crazy over Colony and so did we.  Ah, how we’ve missed you!  They even put some stingers on the side for you to load up your pizza with.  We talked with Conor at Half Full for a bit, he’s such an awesome guy.  We loved the food from Capital Grille which made us want to go there, dug the ribs at Dinosaur, loved the gazpacho at Ginger Man and finally met their beer dude, Andrew Hoening.  We tried Valbella’s truffle pasta and decided we’d have to go there, too!  Then we felt guilty as we saw Matt Storch from The Chelsea again.  We had promised we’d come visit him since we saw him at Blues, Views, & BBQ, but we’ve been lax in our promise.  The food that he prepared was freaking awesome.  And our last culinary stop of the night was at Marcia Selden Catering.  They did up their booth to look like it was a paint store…so creative, so wicked good.  Plus, the “Bad Ass” Red Velvet Double Candied Bacon was a trip into ecstasy.

And, there are so many other places that we didn’t even mention, too!  We have them up on our Facebook gallery, though, so check out all our pics.  It’s safe to say we had a blast and we’re really grateful to Moffly Media for inviting us.  ‘Til next year!

Opa! EOS Celebrates 5 Years w/ 4 Course Menu and Live Music! – Stamford, CT

15 Jul

EOS 5 Year Anniversary Dinner

EOS in Stamford is, without a doubt, our favorite Greek restaurant around.  We’ve had other Greek food and it’s good, but they all seem to fall short of what EOS does and does so well.  They not only have some great classics, but they also throw modern twists in to keep their cuisine and menu fresh and exciting.  It seems strange to think they’ve only been around for 5 years, but that’s what they are celebrating this coming Sunday and Monday, 7/21 and 7/22.  The party begins at 5 pm and goes until closing.  And, you know how much the people at EOS like to party!  Opa!

To sweeten the pot, they’ve created a great four course menu that will cost you a set price of just $48.  You can, of course, order from the menu, but with selections like this, why would you?

First Course

Batzaria:  red beets, goat cheese, balsamic reduction, and mint pesto

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Garithes Karpouzofeta:  grilled shrimp, watermelon, feta, and fresh mint vinaigrette

Second Course

Salata Eos:  fresh watermelon, feta, red onion, fresh mint and lemon dressing

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Salata Lakonia:  mixed greens, fresh figs, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette

Third Course

Garithes:  broiled crab meat, stuffed shrimp with rice pilaf

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Arni Kebab:  grilled lamb, peppers, onions, tomatoes, with lemon-zest mashed potatoes

Fourth Course

Pagota:  homemade black cherry, fig, and greek coffee ice cream trio

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Karithopita:  walnut spiced cake with simple honey syrup

So, get on the phone at (203) 569-6250 and call them up for a reservation.  Thanks again to Nikki and Dina for coming to Pork in the Park and doing an awesome demo.  People were really impressed with how you did and had the nicest things to say.

συγχαρητήρια

(Congratulations)

EOS
490 Summer Street
Stamford, CT
Phone: (203) 569-6250
Site: http://eosgreekcuisine.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eos.greek.cuisine

Maple Reigns Supreme @ Maple Sugar Weekend at Stamford Museum + Nature Center

3 Mar

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Giovanni Gentile waited intently by Chef Massimo Stecchi at the Bar Rosso table.   While you have probably seen owner Giovanni at Bar Rosso, Volta, and Capriccio, you might not have seen Massimo in action.  They were there as first time competitors at the First County Bank Chef’s Challenge where local restaurants must craftily use Stamford Museum & Nature Center Maple Syrup.  Joining them as newbies was Nicole Straight from Festivities Catering.  While they have always been very popular, their food has gained a bigger audience since opening a spot at the SoNo Marketplace.  Joining them were two veterans:  first we had EOS of Stamford who always puts together some nice Greek food, and we had defending champions David’s Soundview Catering.  David’s has always “broughten it” and was definitely a force to be reckoned with this year.

So what mapely goodness did this team of all-stars serve up?

Orange panna cotta from Bar Rosso

Orange panna cotta from Bar Rosso

Bar Rosso created an Orange Panna Cotta prepared with candied oranges and maple syrup.  The orange flavor was great with this panna cotta and we enjoyed how a little pool of syrup was at the top.  We took a little bite of panna cotta and made sure we had some of that luscious syrup, too.  The flavor was right on, but the texture was just a bit too watery.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get to try their Eggplant Relish Crostini with whipped ricotta and maple syrup because they went very quickly!

Chef Erik plates maple glazed shrimp and grits

Chef Erik plates maple glazed shrimp and grits

Next up was David’s Soundview Catering who first offered us a Butternut and Apple Bisque with maple baked chopped pecans.  So many great contrasts going on here between the rich, sweet, tart, and nutty and with textures.  An excellent bisque that we really enjoyed.  We talked with Chef Erik Anderson who was eagerly confident about retaining the crown this year, but was still a bit unsure because the other competitors had put out some great food.  And, of course, we talked with Melissa DeSousa and David Cingari himself.  From the pic you can tell how much fun they have doing their jobs!  Then we tried their Maple Glazed Jumbo Shrimp with white cheddar grits (and bacon, yay).  This was a killer dish and was one of our favorites of the day.  The shrimp was cooked nicely and had a slightly sweet taste from the maple glaze, bits of bacon added saltiness, and the grits were cheesy and silky.  Again, great contrasts in flavor and texture. Our favorite of the day!

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The Good, the Guac, and the Emme: OmNomable Guide for Stamford Winter Restaurant Week ’11

24 Feb

Fresh Guacamole from Riviera Maya!!!

Finally, the time has come, the time we’ve been waiting for.  Winter Restaurant Week in Stamford Downtown!  Take this for what it is:  a nice, inexpensive way to try out that restaurant you’ve been dying to get to or be daring a try something completely alien to you.  Here are the times to go hog-wild:  2/27-3/13!!!  Some of the places that we wouldn’t mind hitting again:

Capriccio Cafe ($10.11 lunch/$15.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

Great pizza, great food, really awesome in the summer when you can sit outside and chill.  Now you’d freeze instead of chill, but the food is still great.

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Lola’s Mexican Kitchen ($10.11 lunch/$15.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

Our previous review gave this new restaurant in Stamford 3.5 Noms.  I’d like to see if they’ve worked their way up!

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Quattro Pazzi  ($15.11 lunch/$25.11 dinner, only Sun-Thurs)

We ate here and the food was very good…would like to try again.

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Riviera Maya Mexican Restaurant ($15.11 lunch/$25.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

We also gave Riviera Maya 3.5 Noms.  Their margaritas are truly killer and the guac is customizable, made right in front of you!

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Tengda Asian Bistro ($15.11 lunch/$25.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

The food here is good and has the benefit of having sushi and other Chinese goodness combined.

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Columbus Park Trattoria  ($20.11 lunch/$30.11 dinner)

When we went here for a previous Restaurant Week we were blown away by the Squid Ink Pasta.  I dream about it.

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Emme of Capri  ($20.11 lunch/$30.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

We had an excellent waiter the last time we went here for Restaurant Week.  He gave us a great Sicilian wine reco and the food was really good.  It was a really nice and quaint place, very charming and romantic.

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Eos Greek Cuisine  ($20.11 lunch/$30.11 dinner, only Sun-Thurs)

Restaurant Week Menu

No doubt, best Greek place in the area.  Whereas I dream about the Squid Ink Pasta, I dream of Eos’ Grilled Calamari and Lemon Potatoes.

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Napa & co. ($20.11 lunch)

Restaurant Week Menu

A Stamford classic and mainstay.  The branzini with bacon on the menu looks great and your meal even comes with Domaine Ste Michelle Sparkling Brut.

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