Yesterday Tommy, my mom, and I dined at Kapnos, Mike Isabella’s (Graffiato fame) new restaurant on 14th Street, for dinner that draws inspiration from Northern Greece. While we all enjoy going out for a delicious meal in our nation’s capitol, we had another motive. Mom is part of an international dining group and next month is her turn to choose a fun restaurant to go to. Before she had committed to Kapnos for this, she wanted to test it out first.
It passed with flying colors. Honestly, the food was so good. All of it. The layout, decor, and ambiance of the restaurant was superb as well.
Kapnos serves small plates so we were able to try a few different dishes. Surprisingly we all left full, even Tommy. He generally doesn’t like tapas as he usually feels like he didn’t get to eat enough, but yet somehow spent a fortune at dinner.
To start we ordered a pikilia, a sampling of three spreads.
Side bar: The taramasalata was incredible, absolutely incredible. Genius. It was soooo tasty. I would have never even thought to create a hummus- like spread with caviar.
To accompany the spreads we also got a Greek salad with goat cheese.
Next we ordered the dolmades – grape leaves, rice, pinenuts, grapes.
After dinner was over we all were so full. However as I was perusing the dessert menu, just for fun, something caught my eye. The semolina cake grilled figs, olive oil ice cream. Olive oil ice cream? I would have never even thought that could be an ice cream flavor. In fact I asked the waitress if what I was reading on the menu was for real. She assured me it was and that I would have to come back and try it when I wasn’t so full…
The three of us would definitely recommend Kapnos in a heartbeat. Great food, great setting, great service. Mom promptly booked a reservation for her international dining club to eat here next month as well.
Do you like Greek food?