What I really like when I am traveling is to eat different dishes every day and discover the best of each city I’ve been. What surprised me the most at Thessaloniki is the great hospitality of this city when we spoke about eating at restaurants. Each local restaurant I’ve been offers you a dessert, from daily restaurant to gastronomic one they all have the same tradition, except touristic restaurants.
We discovered Charoupi during an evening walk around the Harbour neighborhood. This restaurant with its modern design front style and its little terrace in a corner of a little street is very discrete.
What we didn’t expect and surprised us the most, it’s a Cretan restaurant. So that evening, we discovered the Cretan Food. Most of their dishes are made with Goat cheese and Carob.
Seated on the Terrace, I ordered my first Cinnamon Lemonade, a non-carbonated lemonade, which was refreshing.
We ordered two plates, prepared with Goat cheese and Apaki (Cretan pork). For me who isn’t really a “Goat cheese like person”, this Cretan cuisine remained delicious and so fine that it is a good opportunity to appreciate the goat cheese cuisine.
After, those two delicious dishes, we were very surprised that they offered us the dessert and not a small one! Sweet vanilla ice cream with caramelized Carob. That was my first time I ate Carob, which was like caramelized biscuit, with more bitterness.
Every side dish, like olives, Cherry tomatoes and bread were included in the price, with no extra charge. We enjoyed the Greek hospitality and our first Thessaloniki Evening. That was already 12 months ago (November 2019), but I still remember that great discovery.
Address : Doxis 4, Thessaloniki 546 25, Greece