As many of you, the regular readers of my blog (now at 11.7 and climbing!!), know, I'm something of a gourmand — I love a good meal. I like to try different cuisines, though I am somewhat picky about some ingredients (beans and most fish and seafood). So when I heard of a new restaurant, called Caspian Grill, which featured Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, I thought I would try it out.
Now Guam doesn't have a lot of European cuisine spots. I mean, there are some Italian restaurants, some French or French-inspired/fused places, and even one that's French and Spanish, for the most part. But you don't see things like Hungarian or other Eastern European cuisines, the only German restaurant that was here (and it rocked! *sigh*) closed after not too long. We have tons of Asian restaurants, which I guess is natural being so close to Asia.
So, my point is that I've never really had a lot of Greek food. There was a Greek restaurant here before, a gyro house, mostly, but it too didn't last long. And this one Italian restaurant had some kebabs and filafels and couscous and what not.
So, basically, I don't really know what GOOD Greek/Mediterranean cuisine is. I know if I eat something and it tastes good that I'll like it, but I couldn't make the same kind of judgments I can about Chamorro food, or American food, or other foods with which I'm very familiar.
That being said, I liked my meal. I had a Greek salad with just the right amount of feta. Then I had a steak gyro. It was good; I really like the homemade flat bread. What worried me was that the waitstaff didn't pronounce the food items the way I've heard before, and some of the spelling was weird.
For example, the waitress pronounced gyro as "jye-roe." I've always heard it as "yee-ro," with a silent G. Oh, and baklava was spelled something like "bahg-lava." LOL ... and they were out of it :(
I'll have to go back sometime and try the kebabs ... I'm a big fan of meat on a stick! Heh.
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• While Spring is in the air for most of you, Guam doesn't have a Spring. Most of your have four seasons (or close to it); we have two seasons — Rainy Season (July-December) and "Dry" Season (rest of the year). And dry really isn't dry-dry ... it's usually just not AS rainy.