Chef’s Log 47: It’s All Greek to Me

Like others of my race, I too firmly believe that the occasional indulgence is not just a luxury, but a necessity. And what better indulgence is there really, than food? I am slowly discovering that money, like so many other things on this rather depressing planet, is transient- one minute it’s here, the next it’s gone. Food on the other hand, when truly exceptional at least, leaves a lasting impression on your mind, thereby, existing forever. But enough subsistentialism (for the ignorant, in simple terms: the intergalactic philosophy and study of food). My point is it is definitely worth spending on good food. And one occasion when you can do this is the Sunday Brunch at Euriska. With everything from the decor and the ambience to the locks in the restroom designed to fit the theme, Euriska prides itself on distinctly representing that part of the planet known as the Mediterranean (in particular, Greece). From my experience with the cuisine at Euriska, I can completely understand how the Greeks once ruled over most of the world. What first strikes you about this brunch is the sheer variety. There is a wide selection of breads, cheeses, grills, cold meats and desserts, so you can satisfy nearly every whim and fancy. The pasta is made from scratch, with your choice of ingredients. I had the pasta with red pesto tomato sauce. It was lovely and light, with bright, fresh flavours. Among the grills, my favourite was undoubtedly the tenderloin beef- juicy and melt-in-your-mouth soft, it was lightly charred and crisped to perfection. The potato was also tangy and delicious, with a salty sour cream or cheese centre. Of the main course, I sampled the Beef Stifado, which was quite satisfactory. My favourite section, I believe (unsurprisingly), was the desserts. They were simply exceptional. The crème caramel was rich and creamy, the crème brulee was smooth and not excessively sweet, with just the right hit of coffee, and the baklava was a delicate concoction of sticky sweetness. I quite enjoyed the lemon tart as well, which definitely lived up to its name. All in all, it was a meal fit for any very hungry individual with the capacity to appreciate excellent food. If you are one of those individuals, I strongly recommend that you visit Euriska next Sunday.