Sfinaki Taverna – Paidakia Skaras Platter
Earlier in 2013, we had a pretty good lunch at Sfinaki Taverna located in Burnaby Heights (we really enjoyed the Yemista that we tried on our last visit) so we decided to come back out for dinner in November.
This time around, we were seated in the upper section on the west side of the restaurant. They should really do something about the parquet floor in that section because everytime someone walked past my chair, I could feel the whole floor move (it was a noticeable dip).
We had a bit of a problem with our first order. While we asked for the Moussaka Platter (which comes with spanakopita, zucchini, and mushrooms) but we were given the Moussaka Dinner. It was probably for the best that we didn’t get the larger platter as it would have been too filling. The moussaka was decidedly thinner than I was expecting but I did enjoy how smooth and creamy the bechamel sauce was. The Greek Salad could have also used a bit more onions for my preferences.
I opted for the Paidakia Skaras Platter ($22) – they have a larger size if you want to share with 2 people.
While I generally stay clear from ordering lamb chops (I prefer roasted lamb shoulder instead), I have to admit that these chops were quite tender. The keftedes (Greek-style meatballs) had a nice char on the outside that added a pleasant textural contrast. For a double dose of lamb, this platter is also served with lamb sausage which were spiced appropriately. To round out the platter, you also get chicken souvlaki – also charbroiled, rice, and potato.
Aside from the flooring problem and the moussaka being a bit on the thin side, the charbroiled meats were well prepared.
From our table we could see the bright lights from Glenburn Soda Fountain across the street so we decided to pack up some of the dinner and splurge on dessert (even though it was freezing cold outside). Stay tuned for our next post where we check out Glenburn Soda Fountain.
4061 Hastings Street