Opa! Dinner at Pan on the Danforth
Courtesy of Zomato, I received a gift card for Pan on the Danforth. Excited for the gift and excited for the food, it took me a few months to decide who to take. A gracious friend had offered to take care of my cat while I was on vacation, so he totally deserved to be taken out for a fabulous meal.
The was classic and the lighting was dim. The large windows provided some much needed natural light(for taking photos of food, of course!). Luckily, it wasn't busy that night, so we didn't need reservations, but as the meal went on it was filling up. Glad we went early.
They had a delightful prix fixe menu that made it an easy choice. For appetizers, we went with Floured Calamari and Kolokithokeftedes(zucchini croquettes). As advertised, the calamari was tender and lightly battered. The croquettes have rekindled my taste for zucchini. They were cheesier than expected and my friend wished he had got them after trying mine. We're 2 for 2, so far!
We both chose the same , Kota kai Aginares(Artichokes with Chicken). We wanted to keep the cheesy goodness from the app going. Each bite was a surprise as all of the chicken and veggies were smothered in melted cream cheese and feta. It was slow cooked, so the spices went right through and the chicken melted in your mouth. Not a huge portion, but was the perfect amount. It was rich! 3 for 3!
Dessert time! After all of that cheese, we needed something sweet to cleanse the palette. He selected Ravani and I went with the Greek Yogurt. The traditional Greek cake with honey and almonds was soaked in honey syrup. It was sweet, but not overpowering. The yogurt was thick, creamy and exactly what I needed after that kind of meal. Looks like we're batting 1000!
I loved this place. The staff were welcoming and food was damn good. This is a restaurant I can guarantee I'll be back to!