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Greek Cypriot Meze at Aliada

  • Jun 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM

It's all Greek to me, unless it's Cypriot.

Join us for a selection of small plates, known as meze, featuring the specialty pork dishes of Cyprus.


The proposed menu:

Sheftalia: Pork sausage

Keftedes: Meatballs

Lountza: Grilled smoked pork loin

Halloumi: Grilled sheep's milk cheese

Octopus: Grilled octopus

Horiatiki: "Greek" salad

Taramosalata: Cured cod roe dip

Kolokithokeftedes: Grated zucchini and halloumi and feta fritters


The final bill for the meal, including tax and tip, will be divided equally among the diners. The estimated cost per diner is $22-28. You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks or individual desserts that you order. Cash only. Please bring small bills.

Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP.


Public transportation:

N, Q to Broadway


Distance between New York and Nicosia, Cyprus:

5,461 miles





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  • Sally

    Dinner started at the unfashionably early hour of 7pm with complimentary plates of vomit, I mean fava, a yellow lentil dip that could only taste better than it looked, and pita triangles. For Greek Cypriots, eating pork is a political act, so perhaps a Turkish Cypriot printer sabotaged the new menu by erasing two readily available pork specialties, lountza and keftedes. Ask for them by name, if you can, but good luck with ordering kolokithokeftedes by name. Those cheesy zucchini croquettes were outshone by the tzatziki, a garlicky yogurt sauce with grated cucumber. Pork, whether sausage, meatball or loin, may be political, but, at Aliada, seafood is delicious. The grilled octopus was perfectly tender while the taramosalata, a blend of cured cod roe, mashed potatoes, lemon and onion, was a briny pink delight. Dinner ended with a mouthful of a mouthful, galaktoboureko, lightly sweet custard baked in phyllo, compliments of the house. Next time, we’ll arrive after 8pm.

    June 6, 2013

  • Thomas N.

    Sorry, can't make it!!

    June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make it anymore, I hope someone can take my place.

    June 4, 2013

  • Yen Y. L.

    sorry, made an error in the rsvp

    May 25, 2013

    • Sally

      Perhaps the error is not attending.

      May 27, 2013

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