Like an ancient Greek drama, Greek cuisine is meaty, satisfying, and often involves an encomium to the gods. Dine dramatically with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Greek dinner at Riv Bistro in Midland.
Riv Bistro serves up a menu of savoury, authentic Mediterranean fare made to order using fresh ingredients delivered daily. Stepping past the Hellenic eatery's appropriately blue-and-white façade, diners can sample such feta-trimmed starters as the Mediterranean mussels, a batch of bivalves sautéed with tomatoes, onions, feta, basil, and red wine ($11.95), or phygra, a deep-fried helping of the cradle of Western civilization's trademark crumbly cheese, accompanied by roasted red peppers and topped with an ornate corinthian capital ($12.95). Entrees include aromatic, colourfully plated proteins, such as the fruity chicken pistachio, a poultry breast filled with blueberries and oranges, coated with nuts, smothered in a strawberry-raspberry salsa, and served on a bed of couscous ($18.95). Riv Bistro prepares its seafood with fresh aquatic edibles plucked from local waters by teams of underwater fruit pickers and crafted into dishes such as the onnasis, skewered shrimp and scallops served on a bed of rice and garnished with lemon, butter, and dill sauce ($17.95).
249 King St.
Midland, Ontario L4R 3M4Get Directions