In Greektown, just north of Canton, there is an abundance of Greek restaurants (duh), but only one of them offers a whole menu tour of their Greek offerings. A friend heard about Samos offering their ‘Tour of Samos’ and figured it would be the perfect group outing. After the nine of us coordinated our schedules, we made plans to try the Tour of Samos.
The tour started with Tzatziki and Pita for the table. The tzatziki was creamy and the pita was warm, it was the perfect way to start a meal.
Each person also got a Greek Salad, the salad was good, but nothing remarkable. The feta cheese was super creamy and tangy though, I love feta cheese.
Next up was the Calamari, I personally don’t eat calamari, but the group really enjoyed this. The calamari wasn’t overpowered by the breading.
One of my favorite parts of the meal was the Spinach Pie. Flaky fillo dough, creamy spinach and feta interior, what’s not to be smitten by? I’ve had spanakopita at a few different spots in the area, and this is one of the better renditions. For me, when I see it on the menu, it’s hard to resist ordering it.
Next came a plate of Garlic Shrimp and Dolmades.
I don’t eat fish, so I stayed away from the Garlic Shrimp, but everyone really loved the flavor and grill on these.
Dolmades, are stuffed grape leaves. These were filled with rice, scallions, and fresh herbs then drizzled with lemon-dill sauce. This was my first time eating dolmades, I can’t see myself seeking them out again, but they were pretty good.
The last plate to come out, was the Meat Plate, this was probably my favorite because meat is wonderful.
One of the items on the meat plate was Chicken Souvlaki, the chicken was tender and flavorful. Also, eating chicken off of a stick is one of the best ways to eat chicken.
Usually, I’m not a huge fan of Lamb Gyro, but this was delicious. The meat was crispy and flavorful, I would order this on a pita as a sandwich in an instant.
My ultimate favorite part of the meal however was the Lamb Chops. They were flavorful, tender, and cooked to a perfect medium. When I return to Samos, I would probably just order this.
The last portion of the meal was Roasted Potatoes, they were lemony, garlicky, and like the rest of the meal, wonderful.
Know of any other restaurants in Greektown I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!
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