This is an example of a vegetable platter meze (appetizer) we were served in a small taverna in Sigri, a small fishing village on Lesvos. Each vegie was cooked separately and then marinated in an appropriate dressing. Tasted as good as it looks. (This was the same place I had the octopus salad pictured previously).
As in many Greek tavernas, there was no menu. The server simply took us to the kitchen and showed us the food. Sometimes we actually looked into the cooking pots. In this case, they had a refrigerated case with the food on display.
I ordered fried small fish for my lunch.
The Judge had veal stew.
We sat on the patio.
The taverna owners were proud to tell us that they were among the 200 people who remained in the village each winter. Many people fled the rough weather. I was shocked at how low the population was given that Sigri is one of the major cities on Lesvos.
By the way, all that food plus wine cost about $20...one of the more expensive meals we had in Greece!