Now that I think about it, we were extremely fortunate to have chosen to stay in Imerovigli. Not only were the views stunning, we had a wealth of amazing restaurants to choose from; none of which were over-reliant on the scenery or the inevitable flocks of tourists to draw their customers.
Anogi delivers a sacred mix of quality, heart and affordability - three characteristics that guarantee long queues in the restaurant industry. We visited the tavern, a mere 10 minute walk away from our apartment, at the vague hour between lunch and dinner and got a table immediately. (Note: This was in early June 2013. Trip Advisor comments for May 2014 say that the queues are insane.)
My absolute favourite dish of the entire trip was the succulent grilled octopus. Tantalizingly juicy with a subtle sweetness from what I'm guessing to be thick balsamic vinegar, the grilled octopus left our mouths' watering and our tummies hungry for more. Sure enough, within a few days we were back for a second round with a ready list of orders in our head:
1. Grilled octopus;
2. Cod with a side of mashed chickpeas; and
3. Yellow donkey beer for the guys
My next trip to Croatia saw a lot of restaurants serving grilled octopus, but none of them served octopus that reached the depth of flavour and irresistible texture that Anogi had executed to exquisite perfection.
|The expressions on my friends' faces speak a thousand words about the food at Anogi.|
Imerovigli, 84700 Santorini