Photo used from their website.
OMG! I can’t think of enough good things to say about this wonderful Greek restaurant, now reopened near the intersection of Perkins Road and Essen Lane in Baton Rouge. When it was open before, it was a hugely popular place; and apparently the owner’s talents have only increased since that time. Some original items remain on their menu, along with some new enticing dishes. I apologize for the photo quality since I did not bring my “real” camera with me to celebrate my birthday. These were taken with my phone. Our experience was too wonderful not to share with you here and I want to encourage any of you in the Baton Rouge area to check out this wonderful Bistro. It is casually elegant, comfortable and welcoming. The staff is friendly, the wine and cocktails well made, and the food was incredible. I haven’t had such a pleasant dining experience since we were in Costa Rica. Thank you all at Zorba’s for such a fun birthday dinner. Each one in our party chose a different entree which gave all of us a chance to experience different tastes. My dish was a heavenly shrimp and crab entree baked up in phyllo pastry with grilled shrimp to top it off, served with a nice tart lemon cream sauce, reminiscent of a Hollandaise. We were all numming throughout the evening. Here was our food journey at Zorba’s.
We started with the cheese flambé appetizer. It was the. BEST fried cheese ever, served with little triangles of toasted pita. We also had a feta based cheese dip appetizer which was just as tasty.
Skillfully lit….the blur was due to movement. Not the two Mythos Greek beers I had. I swear. 😉
yes, it was THAT good.
Who doesn’t love Shawarma?
And then there was dessert. I have long had a love/hate relationship with Baklava, depending on its preparation. This was simply the best I have ever tasted and has spoiled me for any other version. Warm and soft, all the flavors blended delicately for a nice palate pleasing finish to our meal.
Hurry up with the photo already! I want to dig in! I am happy to say we did indeed clean the plate between the five of us and enjoyed every last crumb.
Unfortunately I cannot recall the names of every dish, mostly due to their being in Greek which, at this point, is still “Greek” to me. ha! Sorry for the pun. Couldn’t help myself. Please do visit their website and check out the menu. Perhaps you can match the photo to the description. At any rate, try this newly reopened gem of a restaurant as soon as you can. You won’t be sorry. You can visit them on Facebook or at their site http://zorbasbistro.com/
As always, “Happy Eating”; and do get out and see the world around you!