by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
June 10, 2003
The restaurant has two distinct dining areas - the taverna which I didn’t check out and a grouping of tables and chairs under a large blue and white striped awning across the street. With temperatures in the 90s outdoor dining was the way to go, especially when it included a view of the water so I was set.
Although not fancy, Axinos is a bit more upscale than a regular
taverna. Rather than just the standard red and white Greek wines, Chardonnay was also on the menu but at 22 euro per bottle, I opted for a beer. The menu featured pork, chicken, pasta and a good assortment of seafood. I started with a cheese salad consisting of sliced feta with an olive oil and oregano dressing. My entrée was spetses, large meatballs made with ground beef and lamb, served in a tomato sauce. The meatballs were tender and juicy and seasoned with oregano, pepper and other spices I couldn’t identify. Served with French fries and a small basket of bread, it was a filling lunch and the total price was under 12 euro.
Axinos was a pleasant place to eat. Even though there was ever present traffic noise from the road I had my back to it so I could ignore the
noise and concentrate on the waterfront area. When I got tired of that, I could watch the waiter very cleverly dodge traffic as he carried food and drinks from the main taverna to our little place in the sun.
Axinos is open for lunch and dinner daily. Nearby, the Peloponnese Folk Museum looked interesting, but it wasn’t open on either of my visits to Corinth -- maybe it was too early in the season.
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