restaurants in Istanbul, Nauplia and Athens
- Bob Heaney
My wife and I will be visiting captioned cities with
friends next month. Can anyone recommend high quality
restaurants in any or all of the above? You help will
My experiences in all three places are too far back to be useful (though if O Platanos, with its spreading plane tree, is still there in the Plaka you might check it out -- a delightful place for an outdoor meal), but I sure hope Nafplio (as they call it when not writing maps) has acquired better eateries in the intervening years. In Argos I had the best spaghetti carbonara of my life, but there's no other reason to visit the place.
Unless Istanbul has gone badly downhill since I was there in '91, you'd have to work hard to eat poorly. Any little hole-in-the-wall we stopped into had fantastic vegetable-and-meat stews and other bits of the amazing Ottoman cuisine, so much richer than is generally realized here. And the baklava! Enjoy.