I didn’t know where I should go to visit for my culture experience paper. I am neither into a play or temple, but I absolutely love food, all kinds of food. I think meals and restaurants are a great way to experience a different culture. The problem was what kind of food I should try and won’t be too disappointed? So I called my brother who has numerous experiences in food. He told me that I should try a Greek food and there is a Greek restaurant in uptown called It’s Greek to me, it is a nice place to go and offers delicious authentic Greek food. I was attempting and exciting. Therefore, I decided to try Greek food for my culture experience.
Next following day, my boyfriend and I went to the restaurant in uptown. First, we were friendly greeted by this lovely hostess who took us to a small table for two. By the entrance, there was a bakery stand for all kinds of traditional Greek desserts and they looked amazing. Then we sat down and looked around the place, it looked nothing like I imaged. It was big, warm, and little old fashion. There were some paintings on the wall to show us the life style in Greek. I definitely could feel the hospitality and friendly experience so far. Soon, our friendly waitress greeted and brought us a couple of glass water.
We told her that it was our first time here, and she said with a big warm smile welcome and this place won’t disappointed you. Then she offered few of her favorite dishes and gave us few moments to look at the menu. The menu offers a variety of Greek dishes, and they all sounds delicious. My boyfriend and I actually wanted to try most of them, but we only had two stomachs. So I decided to have Beef Kebob with home-style rice with tomatoes sauce, and my boyfriend had Racks of Lamb with side dish of home-style potatoes, which was one of the dishes that our waitress recommended.
She took our orders, and then she brought us with some pita bread. I love those bread, they were so warm and fresh. My boyfriend had to stop me for eating the fourth one. Twenty minutes later, the waitress brought us the main dishes. They all looked amazing and delicious, I had to stop and take some pictures. My dish Beef Kebob had four juicy steak nuggets, and a moist medium-rare with flavors you won’t find anywhere with some onion and pepper in between them. Couple this with vegetables and home-style potatoes. I took a first bite of potatoes and it tasted so sour.
I didn’t like much but I didn’t get bother by it. As soon as I took the first bite of my steak nuggets, all the sour potatoes thoughts were disappeared and I felt so happy chewing on the steak. It was so tender and delicious. My boyfriend’s dish also looked amazing, he really loved it. I didn’t try because I don’t like the taste of lamb. Soon after we both cleaned out the plate and left no room for desserts. We had to promise each other that we would come back again next time. After that, I called my brother and thank him for the wonderful suggestion. He told me little bit about Greek culture on food.
He said his Greek friend told him that food is very important in Greek, Greek people take food very seriously. Family loves to come together and cook for a nice meal, enjoy the food, laugh and have fun together. I don’t know much about Greek culture, but I guess I am interested in it now because this experience. One thing I notice that Greek food is amazing and they do really appreciate the food and create amazing dishes. I am glad that I chose Greek restaurant for this cultural experience, not only I enjoyed much the food, but I also learned that food could connect people together, laugh and have fun time.