casterbridgecohen wrote:a Belgian couple - not on the list but also here for the meet up have just told me they enjoyed a drink at Leonardis (?) - a tavern with Cohen connections.
Leonida's is a little jewel that we tend to be a bit possessive about, the sort of place that only residents and friends of residents go ... and now, of course, Cohenites. It is way way up Miaoulis, beyond the Angelika even, on the right hand side, on a bend. It has just four or five tables (truly), on a thin terrace raised above the road. It doesn't look like a taverna at all.
Because it is so small, you have to book and choose your meal the day before. What is different is that you pay an all-in price for the entire meal: starters, main course and melon. And it is very reasonably priced.
The main course is simple but good, what I would call peasant-fare, but what is special at Leonida's are the starters. They have the best, the very best, homemade spanocoppita (spinach-filled pastries) I have tasted anywhere in Greece [they make them like fritters at Leonida's, not pies]. If you go, insist on plenty of spanocoppita when you order!
It has a very calm ambience, and she welcomes you like an aunt (and in my case, chides me for not coming more frequently!)
It is a very special place, which now I pass on to you who are on the island today.
DON'T TELL THE TOURISTS !!!