Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time
Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Where's the octopus mama?
No, we were not at the aquarium. We were out at a new haute Greek restaurant in lovely Tenafly, NJ. Thanks to Grandpa Joe for taking us all to Axia Taverna tonight. The appetizers are always amazing, we ordered five, including smoked mackerel with housemade pita, orange-scented meatballs and artisanal sausage with smoked pork. Those came to the table first and we started to sample them when the plaintive cry arose..."Mama, where is the octopus?" And who could blame him for yearning for that charred, slightly chewy taste sensation? He would have eaten the entire portion if I had placed it in front of him but you know..it is nice to share.