Modern Greek food at Kavos in Wiesbaden…

It’s a dark, dreary Saturday in mid October. Unlike last weekend, our weather this weekend ist sehr schlect. Okay, so maybe it’s not very bad, but it’s not all that pretty outside. It’s cooler this week and cloudy, so we weren’t wanting to go to the river or seek out a mountain view. I was kind of tempted to stay in, just like I do every other day of the week, and watch bad TV. But Bill wanted to have lunch somewhere and he found Kavos Greek Restaurant listed online… just steps away from Wiesbaden’s “restaurant alley”. We mainly went there because it was open all day… we got a late start today, and it was after 2:00pm before we were on our way.

Anyway… we arrived just as another party was leaving. There’s a tiny dining room at the restaurant’s entrance, but more tables are upstairs. They also have outside seating under an awning. The weather was not so bad that we couldn’t have sat under the awning, but I try to avoid awnings if I can these days. 😉

The waitress, whose pretty face reminded me a lot of Julie Hagerty’s of Airplane! invited us to take the newly vacated table on the main floor. She spoke German to us, but when Bill told us we only speak a little German, she switched to English. I noted the high noise level in the restaurant as Greek pop played and small children shrieked. The party next to us consisted of two couples and four small children, including a baby. The kids were cute, though, and I heard one of the parents call her son “Schatzi”, which I thought was endearing… even as they screeched. Below are some photos from today’s dining adventure.

Kavos seems to offer a modern take on Greek cuisine. I read mixed reviews on Trip Advisor of this place, but honestly, we had a good experience. I really liked how they did the souvlaki, which was a single Spiese of tender, juicy, pork grilled to perfection. I liked the artful way the food was presented, and it tasted as good as it looked. But I also understand that tastes differ. Some people prefer larger portions. Frankly, I liked the modern take and smaller serving sizes. It gave me the chance to try more without getting stuffed.

Bill liked his Zander filet, although he also considered having a beef cutlet or lamb souvlaki. I don’t like lamb, but something tells me they do it well at Kavos. At one point, our delightful waitress asked if we were from England. I was kind of flattered she took us for Brits, but I told her the truth… we’re from America. She got a strange look on her face. Was it because of Americans in general or because of the recent drama from the White House? Hard to tell… But I guess we don’t talk loudly enough to be immediately mistaken for Americans.

Despite some of the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor, I noticed a lot of locals making reservations, either calling or coming in personally. I liked the owner, too. He shook our hands, said hello, and seemed interested in seeing that we enjoyed our lunches. I’d definitely go back again.

Now that we’re home, I’m back in my nightie, waiting for more wine and some dark chocolate. On the back to our car, we were delayed briefly by a crowd hanging around the souvenir shop on the way back to the garage. They claim to have the world’s largest cuckoo clock, but I think that’s bullshit. I seem to remember the same claim at a place in Triberg. I’ve also heard from Germans that they don’t have cuckoo clocks in their homes and think they’re silly. But if you want a beer stein or a clock from Germany, you don’t have to go to AAFES. You can stop at this place in Wiesbaden and if you’re there at the right time, you can watch a really lame “show”. A fellow American said, “We waited for that?” Yeah… I agree. It wasn’t worth stopping for.

Anyway… we enjoyed Kavos. I suspect we’ll be back. I love me some Greek food.


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