Kiki's consists of a tiny kitchen, and outdoor
terrace with about 10 tables.
Jerry~ Adonis and I chat at lunch at Kiki's
Grilled Greek honey encrusted thick cut pork chop!
Wood Grilled Squid straight out of the ocean.
Swedish style pickeled sardines,absoulutely memorable
Array of salads~ Beets, Artichoke Parm,
Green bean and Tomato,Curry Pasta Salad
Adonis with the now owner, Kiki still consults,
but she has slowed down and spends time in Sweden.
Kiki's is on a tranquil residential part of the island,
and has a quiet little beach and the bottom of it's steep hill.
Kiki's for Lunch!
Our best friends have a home on an island in Greece. Mykonos, if you don't know it you should. A very rustic island, filled with beautiful people, known as the party island to most.
The one thing that people might not know is that the food there is magnificent.
We have been going here almost every summer for 20 years. The island was introduced to us by friends in our party youth, and we have loved it ever since.
We have since lost touch with our party pals, but about 6 years ago, we were lucky to meet our now dear friends Jerry and Adonis,through a mutual friend and have been inseparable ever since.
They are the perfect hosts, and have the most beautiful home on the island, in fact their pool was just named one of the sexiest pools in the world by Travelers Magazine, Conde Nast. August 2009. It truly is amazing.
I have wanted to go to Kiki's since I can remember and finally made it this trip.
Worth the wait , absolutely!
Simple food, done the right way. Seasoned with local herbs and roasted on an open flame. Word on the street is that until 2 years ago Kiki's used only a wood burning grill, and hauled ice up the hill to ice down the perishables. There was no electricity until then.
The salads were fresh and full of flavor. My favorite was the vinegary sardines, done is a typical pickled Scandinavian style.
The story is the when Kiki was young she came to Greece via Sweden with her girlfriend. Once they got a look at the beautiful dark Greek fishermen they never left. Kiki started feeding the locals and the rest is history.
My husband thinks that a producer probably heard the story of these young Swedish ladies and pitched the Mama Mia story to a scriptwriter for the play, which became the Hollywood blockbuster. He is probably not far off with his theory.
Back to food... my next few entries will be about our trip to Mykonos last week. Food as you know is always central to our travels. and next time you are in Mykonos check out Kiki's and order the pork chop, you won't regret it!