The image of America as a country where dreams come true never fails of being a reality. Thus, it happened with the owners of the Greek restaurants in Carlsbad, Kostas and Aimalia Manassakis, who came to the USA to realize their wishes. They have not only achieved their goals, but also broadened the experience of many American people, who have once being a guest of their Greek restaurant in Carlsbad, acquainted with the best of the traditional Greek cuisine and national entertainment.
The Greek restaurant in Carlsbad is called "the Greek Village Restaurant and Taverna" and ingeniously reproduces the concept of traditional Greek dining and entertainment. The family owners are proud of what they do and are glad that they are able to bring joy to many people. Kostas Manassakis is a high professional in the restaurant business segment. Before opening his Greek restaurant in Carlsbad, he had worked much for different restaurants in Greece and gradually gained much experience in this sphere. His family owned and ran a traditional Greek restaurant in Agia Galini during the early 70's. After serving the army, he worked and danced at a taverna in Lindos. Then, he gained even more restaurant experience, working in Grete and London. The list of his "restaurant career" can be well continued, but we should pay more attention to his present propriety, the Greek restaurant in Carlsbad.
The Greeks enjoy eating. This phrase entirely reflects any Greek dinner at any Greek buffet or at home, when the table is abundant in various delicacies. The same is with the Greek Village Restaurant and Taverna in Carlsbad, where you will find the finest Greek dishes, which will be attractive and tasty at once. The recommendations include creamy, highly seasoned salad-dips as tzatziki, which is a blend of minced cucumbers, garlic, herbs and yogurt; melitzanosalata, a wonderful dish of chopped baked eggplant; the spicy meatballs, called keftedes, and a casserole of kasseri cheese, doused with a Greek liqueur and served flaming.
The dishes are served with plenty of warm pita bread, saganaki. These are only appetizers, after which you should try something from stuffed grape leaves in a lemon sauce, the custard-topped, ground beef and eggplant casserole, called moussaka, and lamb souvlaki, prepared of juicy chunks of charbroiled marinated lamb, or the shrimp scampi, containing feta cheese, a tomato sauce and herbs.
Moreover, as it has been mentioned above, the Greek Village Restaurant and Taverna offers both Greek dinner and entertaining show, which can really bring you much fun and joy. You will hear bouzouki playing and a full range of Greek classic music. The family owner has a hand in all folk Greek dances and you will see or even dance them as well (many guests do so). The entertainer of the restaurant John Bilezikjian plays the oud and performs songs in five languages (with a specialization in Middle Eastern music). On Sunday evenings, there is a mirrored ball and each night there are short performances of a belly dancer. Do not miss this event.
You cannot but agree that the places, where high quality dinner and entertainment meet, are rare today, and the Greek Village Restaurant and Tavern is, probably, one of not many exceptions from the common rule. In addition, you can learn authentic Greek dancing, the lessons of which are organized on Sundays.