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Taverna Tony

hdalsy Aug 23, 2009 12:55 PM

The house dip they serve at every table is amazing! Does anyone have any idea what goes into it and/or where I can find the recipe? I crave it!!!

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    malibumike Aug 24, 2009 07:43 AM

    Be careful., last time I was there they didn't tell us that each refill of coke cost us the original price, I dont know about you but I hate being ripped off. I'm sure there are other restaurants that do this bui I've yet to come across one.

    1. Bob Brooks Aug 23, 2009 04:56 PM

      Okay. I just broke down and called Taverna Tony to ask what it is. It is their "house spread" which they also refer to as Tavernacado. It contains fish roe, garlic, avocado and olive oil. Perhaps a few other secret items the hostess didn't share with me. In any case it is undeniably delicious.

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      1. re: Bob Brooks
        Phurstluv Aug 23, 2009 07:57 PM

        I thought it was more of a skordalia, myself, never noticed any fish roe in it, hmmm....

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        Senzinina Aug 23, 2009 04:53 PM

        Two other things on this menu that are worth going for.... the Lobster Fettucini and I love their lemon chicken soup. It's my "go to" when I"m sick and need something comforting and lovely.

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          Senzinina Aug 23, 2009 04:52 PM

          I"ve asked the same of the owner, Tony. He says, it's "caviar." Close enough. That stuff is, well, Angel's Cum.

          1. Bob Brooks Aug 23, 2009 02:47 PM

            Basically it's just Taramosalata, which is a whipped fish roe. You can buy it at most good delis with a decent selection of imported items. I know Jon's Marketplace has it.

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              deadre Aug 23, 2009 03:35 PM

              Love that restaurant tho I go there almost never. The tarama was amazing! You can also find it at all Farmer's Market's around town, all the the hummus vendor have the taramosalada and it lasts forever.....

              1. re: Bob Brooks
                budlit Aug 23, 2009 03:49 PM

                taramosalata is one of the dips on their menu, but not the one served gratis at every table. I think that one is called skordalia, which is made from garlic and either bread or potatoes

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