“Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian” is a latest cookbook by chef, author, TV horde and restaurateur Lidia Matticchio Bastianich. Barbara Gallo Farrell/Poughkeepsie Journal
At a differently all-Greek Kovo Rotisserie in Kingston, we won’t find approaching classics like moussaka, pastitsio, spanakopita and baklava on a menu.
“I feel like those are things we can get in any Greek restaurant,” says owners Maria Philippis. “I’m some-more Hudson Valley meets a Aegean.”
That means lots of uninformed salads with internal furnish and homemade rotisserie meats from Hudson Valley farms.
“Everything is possibly internal or from Greece,” says Philippis, who also owns Boitson’s Restaurant a few doors down during 47 N. Front St.
The food during Kovo is good and it’s fast, with easygoing, accessible use and affordable prices.
The menu is sincerely elementary and it’s a same for lunch and dinner. You select possibly a vast salad play or a pita sandwich, and afterwards collect one of 6 proteins to go in it. The proteins are hulk white beans and tomatoes, vegan chickpea fritters, deep-fried poached egg, lamb meatballs, Loukaniko sausage or rotisserie chicken.
Or we can get many of a proteins as sides or appetizers in several combinations with pita, hummus, tzatziki, feta, olives and avocado. The pitas are among a best I’ve ever tasted – melt-in-your-mouth uninformed and buttery. Alas, Philippis won’t exhibit her source.
The room is lovable and charming, with an all black-and-white décor that feels a bit like an out-of-date soda fountain.
What we tried
Lamb balls (keftedes) appetizer: This was 5 juicy small meatballs with hints of packet and Greek oregano and a fist of lemon, served with a plate of tzatzike and comfortable pitas for dipping. Very nice.
Pita with fries: We chose chickpea fritters as a protein and they were good. The pita has anniversary greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and a residence vinaigrette. The hand-cut fries are terrific, though a sandwich was on a dry side.
Marouli salad: This was a utterly vast play of shredded romaine, immature cabbage, amiable manouri cheese and uninformed dill tossed with a white balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing. “That’s my mom’s salad – we grew adult eating it with each meal,” Philippis says. It was really healthy tasting, though it indispensable something (red onion? olives? tomatoes?) to lighten it up. We chose a rotisserie duck for a protein topping, and it was outstanding.
Drinks and dessert
The Greek-focused booze list has about 15 bottles trimming in cost from $28 to $55, or by a potion for $7 or $8. Kovo also always has a Greek white and a Greek red that it serves from a booze tap, for $7. Beer prices operation from $3.50 to $6. A full wine permit is in a works. There are also nonalcoholic EPSA and Ouzon sodas alien from Greece.
Desserts embody Frozen Greek yogurt and a Greek chocolate mousse.
It’s a brew of Kingston locals and business people, weekenders and a lot of families since of a engaging children’s menu. For youngsters 12 and under, Kovo has Greek Bento Boxes for Kids for $10.
Takeout dinners are popular, Philippis says, and a grill now delivers. Whole rotisserie free-range chickens to go are $14. There is also a far-reaching operation of Greek food equipment for sale.
What we will sequence next
Chop Chop Salad, that has all you’d wish in a classical Greek salad
You’re in a heart of Uptown Kingston, that is removing busier by a day. For live music, check out BSP Lounge only around a dilemma on Wall Street.
THE 411 ON KOVO ROTISSERIE
Cuisine: Casual Greek
Entrée cost range: $10 for pitas, $12 for vast salad bowls, with nightly specials in a $15-$20 range.
Noise level: Moderate
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays, to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Go: 43 N. Front St., Kingston, kovorotisserie.com, 845-338-5686