Disclosure: In exchange for social buzz, Taverna Opa Orlando provided me a complimentary food sampling. Opinions expressed are absolutely my own.
This summer I visited Pointe Orlando’s Taverna Opa. Although I had been to Taverna Opa once (about 4-5 years ago), I had completely forgotten how much fun the place is … not to mention how delicious the food is!
We started the night by getting lessons in Tsifteteli, Greece’s style of bellydancing. Our instructor Dolores was fabulous and encouraged us to join her in standing on the chairs and tables because that’s what you do at Taverna Opa! I’m not gonna lie, I was a little intimidated at first, but after being joined by other gals, it was a blast – even if we looked like fools! 😉 Check out some of the moves below.
We also prepared our own appetizer – hummus! Seriously, I have to admit I had no idea it was that easy to make. Just throw everything in a pestle and crush until you achieve a desired texture. For mine, I used chick peas, roasted red pepper, olive oil, feta cheese and spinach. How’d I do?
Cue the meat sweats! The meat platter was absolutely insane! The deliciousness below includes Beef Tenderloin Brochette, Lamb Chops, Oak Grilled Pork Loin and Chicken Brochette. Yum!
…But wait … there’s more! Right about when we were about to slip into a food coma, we were served dessert. Here’s what was on the platter:
- Baklava – Walnuts, cinnamon, cloves, and honey
- Galaktoboureko – Honey phyllo filled with custard
- Karidopita – Moist walnut caked infused with spiced Greek syrup
- Signature Dessert Opa Ekmek – Kantaifi shredded phyllo dough, walnuts, custard cream, and whipped topping
Taverna Opa is perfect for just about any occasion. From bachelorette parties to family reunions, Taverna Opa can liven up any crowd. Family-style dining is a great deal for sampling all the deliciousness – I’m talking lamb chops, calamari, Greek meatballs – without breaking the bank.
The service we received while dining (and dancing) at Taverna Opa was outstanding and contributed to the overall wonderful experience. So, if you’ve never been to Taverna Opa, need to get some dining and dancing done, or if you don’t remember how fun it is, I recommend you visit as soon as possible. You won’t regret it!