Sunday, February 06, 2011

athena at pavilion

The last time I had craving for Greek was back in Japan, and we couldn't find a decent one, nor any that we knew of! When I heard about Athena in Pavilion, I thought I should give it a try.

I've seen it while having dinner at Michelangelo's Restraurant.Deli.Bar next door, and thought the blue and white interior quite charming. Seemed very apt colours for a Mediterranean eatery alright.

Athena's Seafood Di Mare which was supposedly recommended came out rather disappointing. The description of the menu read "a delicious tomato soup prepared with fresh seafood". I think it's safe to say with my amateur cooking skills I would've made a better version of it. Seems like no thought were put into making the soup "delicious", it tasted like a diluted version of a canned tomato soup.

Lamb Soulvaki - roasted lamb and vegetables with fine herbs and seasonal vegetables wrapped in a grilled Pita with Madd Greek sauce. Apparently nothing to shout about, as the lamb seemed rather dry and from the picture, didn't look like it fit the description of being "wrapped" in the Pita bread =.=

Noticed there were quite a lot of pasta, tapas and paella dishes on the menu - perhaps this is what Modern Mediterranean Dining means!

To be fair, we didn't get to try the more elaborate signature dishes that Athena had to offer. But looking at the majority of the patrons who were at the walkway having beer rather than in the restaurant proper having real meals, it's quite easy to see why the distribution is such.

Food : 5/10
Service : 6/10
Ambience : 7/10

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