Sunday, December 3, 2023

Estia Greek Taverna Opens in Boca

It’s all Greek to Tommy Vasilakis and “Roulis” Zambiyadis, and that’s a good thing.

The two local restaurateurs have joined forces to open Estia Greek Taverna & Bar (507 E. Mizner Blvd., 561/245-8885) in Boca’s Royal Palm Place, taking over the space formerly home to Turquoise and Anatolia Mediterranean Nights.

The dining room sports a very Mediterranean-esque blue-and-white paint job, rustic wooden tables, a fireplace, plus a cozy patio for al fresco eating.

Speaking of eating, top toque Silvestros Sotiriadis has crafted a menu that touches all the Greek culinary bases, from starters like domades, taramosalata and fried smelts to more substantial dishes like mousaka, lemon and oregano-marinated roasted chicken, and lamb souvlaki. There’s even Greek beer and a roster of Greek wines.

“Estia,” btw, comes from Hestia, the Goddess of the Hearth in Greek mythology.

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