Possibly the best fava you have ever tasted. So simple and yet so delicious. Is it the peas? Is it the grinding in the mortar? Is it the love that for years now we put into our dishes? Whatever it is, our fava, the fava of Ostria, is famous.
It sounds simple and it is, if the zucchini is fresh and picked that same morning from your garden. You cut them like the potatoes, you fry them in fresh oil and you have them in one bite.
Snails or escargots
No matter how you know them, here at Ostria we cook them with devotion because we like them very much. The recipe? Traditional. We give it to whoever licks their fingers. And many of you do.
Fresh from our garden. Crunchy, not oily. What more do you want?
Horta al dente
We pull them out in the morning from our vegetable garden. We dipped them in hot water and we drained them keeping some of the precious boiling water. You add oil, lemon and salt to taste and they are ready to eat.
Pies. Many pies
Zucchini, spinach, cheese. All of them with handmade pastry. All of them cooked at home. Our home. Ostria.
A little sour, soft, from goat milk. Here in Aegina we honour it. It is part of our tradition. The gkeremezi cheese of Ostria is made with grandma’s recipe from her goats. And it is indisputably the best!
Vegetables stuffed with rice, the kind that melts in your mouth, with the rice softening and the vegetable becoming one with the stuffing. The kind that brings you back again and again. Fresh green beans, sweet okra, imam bayildi, papoutsakia (eggplants stuffed with mince), briam (mixed vegetables in tomato sause), our garden in all its glory. Soutzoukakia (spicy meatballs), everyone’s favourite, young and old. We start with one dish and it is never enough. Not even for the youngsters. Next to them competing in orders, mouzaka and pastitsio that disappear from the plate in an instant, and the roasted meats, the lamb with our own potatoes, the beef with orzo in plenty of juicy tomato in season, the rabbit stewed in red sauce, this too our own, from the family farm. It makes its own contribution to Ostria. Everyday something different. Everyday few in variety and much in quantity so everyone gets plenty…of enjoyment!