I had the chance to eat at the newly reopened Aroma Meze on Nepean Street. (location) After being closed due to a fire, it just opened (the day before). A’roma Meze caters to patrons who like Greek cooking and the food is served in small bite size portions where a group of people would share the various delicacies.
The New Back Room gives a very earthy tone. There are on several walls, wine racks that have yet to be stacked to give it a slight modern feel. I was there for a friend’s birthday party so please pardon the iPhone photos (great camera in daylight but, with subdued lighting, the performance is less desirable).
A lot of the food was cheese based and several of my favorite dishes included:
- Ouzo Garithes Saganaki (Black Tiger Shrimp)
- and Dolmades
It does contain a very Greek feel. I have not personally visited Greece yet so this feeling is just based on comparison with the many Greek restaurants that I have enjoyed visiting. The decor and atmosphere had the neat touches which added to the enjoyment of the dining experience.
Our conclusion: the food and environment of the A’roma Meze was excellent and we had a great time. A little gem in Ottawa’s Downtown Core.