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Going Mexican

Going Mexican

We were treated to dinner at Scena on Sunday evening (thank you again J&J), and what a treat that was. This is the café, bistro, bar by the playground in Horio, not far from the bus stop, and offers a view down the Pedi valley to the sea. It changed hands last year, and this year, Stavros (of Mythos fame) is running the kitchen and cooking. They have an extensive menu every day, but on some Sundays, they put on a speciality menu, and for us, that was Mexican. They have had a Chinese speciality night, and Stavros said he was thinking about also doing Indian food one weekend. As he explained, the restaurant is called Scena, meaning scene, and so why not have food from various ‘scenes’ around the world. Needless to say, it was wonderful, and a €20.00 set menu was enough for two people that included a large salad, baked potato with chilli, a chicken dish and a take on a giros full of Mexican flavours, homemade guacamole and salsas… Perfect. My photos don’t do it justice, and I’d made a bit of a mess portioning things out onto Neil’s plate, but… Well, you’ve got to try it. The regular menu is great too. Oh, and the sweet was a gift from the house.

And on the note of eating out, Taverna Zoi opened on Monday night. This also offers a lovely view down to Pedi and offers home cooking with local produce, including goat and lamb straight from the family farm. I’ll tell you more about that next time we go.

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