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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A Deli to Die For!

I've talked before about the Greek population of Melbourne and in particular Richmond. Third generations are now to the fore and no more than at the award winning and very stylish Laikon Delicatessen where the family have been serving this community for decades.  
This is a delicatessen as you imagine a delicatessen to be but rarely find. You can feel the warmth of 3 generations as soon as you walk in the door. Smiling faces greet you at the counter (and what a counter it is) with its choice of cheeses, dips, olives, cold cut meats, oils, dried fruits, nuts, pastas - the lists goes on - and on! The melt-in-your mouth halva - heaven!
"I'll take some of everything please - including the 'cake' halva on the top of the bench!"
3rd generation John and his English bride work side-by-side with his parents and in particular his mother. Her parents started this 'Richmond Institution'. Try her homemade-with-love spanakopitas (a Greek spinach savory pastry) they are mouth-wateringly tempting!

"I'll take a Spanakopita or 2 or 3 and for afters I'll take some naughty Baklava"
What choice - where to start?
Stop by at 324 Bridge Road - 9428 8495 (right opposite the Richmond Town Hall) to see - and smell - what I consider the nicest delis anywhere in Melbourne. Taste their produce, have a coffee and a chat. You won't be disappointed!

Bowen Cottage - client comment this week: We had a lovely time in your beautiful cottage - and yes it was shoe shopping time (I've never seen so many shoe boxes in the rubbish bin at the end of a stay - what fun 2 mothers and 2 daughters had!!)


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