Greek Restaurants Portland, Maine
There's so much more to Greek cuisine than the olives and olive oil, feta cheese and lamb that automatically come to mind. Portland, Maine Greek restaurants usually feature a wide array of healthy yet delicious dishes that represent the different cultures that have influenced Greece, from Southern Europe to the Middle East. Other popularly-used ingredients include tomatoes, aubergine, potatoes, okra, beans, goat meat, mutton, and seafood aside from the traditionally liberal use of fragrant herbs such as thyme and dill. First-timers will be tantalized by a smorgasbord of mezedes or appetizers that most restaurants offer. Follow this up with a bowlful of thick stew, a hearty salad, or a platter of grilled meat or seafood. Sweet and rich desserts, such as the honey- drenched baklava, will round off a satisfying meal in any of Portland, Maine's authentic restaurants.