Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

August 16, 2017
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Where to eat when in.... Toronto

An FM finds authentic Greek food fit for the gods

Living in Toronto, one of my favourite restaurants for authentic Greek cuisine is Pantheon. One of the kitchen helpers is a patient of mine who has often complained that she has to clean the seafood and vegetables to perfection to satisfy the owner's obsession with cleanliness and quality. That sounded great to me.

Secondly, being Greek myself, I can tell that the food is authentically Greek made from pure, original ingredients that are always fresh.

The portions are generously sized. We can never finish our meals, which means we doggy bag our way into our next meal. That's two meals for the price of one and the prices are very reasonable to begin with. In addition, we always get a complimentary dessert from the owner.

The selection is amazing: from steak to seafood, from chicken to lamb, there's something for everyone and vegetarians will not be disappointed either. My parents love the grilled calamari, which is grilled whole and so tender. My personal favourite is the roast lamb which melts in your mouth.

If you don't order the saganaki (flaming goat cheese) yourself, someone else surely will and everyone gets an "opa!" blast.

Even when busy, the service is fast and good, and although reservations are highly recommended, they have never turned away our company of five or more, even in a tight squeeze.

Finally, there's the ambience which is wonderfully tacky Greek, with painted frescoes of the Greek gods all over the walls. I still don't know if I like this decor, but it sure doesn't let you forget you're eating in a Greek restaurant.

Pantheon means "all of the gods" and none of them, I can assure you, would find anything lacking here.

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