Tuesday, March 12, 2013514eats
Montrealers are spoiled when it comes to Greek cuisine, thanks to the Hellenic community's long presence here, particularly in Mile-End. Fresh on the scene is Namos, a former mom & pop restaurant that just underwent a major transformation at the hands of their son, new chef/owner Peter Christopoulos. Tonight we attended a media dinner to sample his fresh take on Greek mezzes.
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Cast aside the rustic interiors characteristic of most Greek eateries, with their patterned tablecloth and matching tableware. The décor at Namos is modern and sleek; perfectly attuned to the new, young and hip Mile-End demographic.
Namos proposes a different take on Greek cuisine; all dishes are served tapas style and are made to share. The portion sizes are such that a small group can sample many dishes in one sitting, instead of the usual meat/fish plates with their side of carbs and salad that you can barely finish. Here are the highlights of the evening's tasting menu (yes, there was more...):
If there's one thing to take away from our dinner at Namos, it would be its uniqueness. Where else can you eat inventive Greek food made to share in a fresh and modern setting? They are also open for lunch and their terrace should be a hit come summer time!
228 rue Bernard Ouest