Massive debt. Governmental collapse. Super-delicious seafood.
About that last one...
Say hello to Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis, the long-awaited local installment of his international Grecian empire, opening tomorrow in South Beach.
Consider it your own personal Greek temple by the sea: billowing white curtains, white marble countertops and oversized urns shipped in directly from the motherland. You’ll want to linger here with a companion of your choice and reverentially worship the market-fresh fish packed in crushed ice right before you. (Or, you know, order some of it.)
Begin by seeking out some crisp Greek white wine at the long stretch of bar, a perch from which to lord over SoFi. Then, impress your date with your knowledge of Mediterranean spreads (like taramosalata, a dip made of salted and cured roe) before ordering a sea-salt-crusted preparation of any of the fish on display.
You’ll also be able to sample their takeout wares at Marketa, a 20-seat marketplace adjacent to the restaurant. There, you can grab spoon sweets (sweet preserves served in a spoon as a gesture of hospitality), cheeses and meats. Plus: honey that comes directly from the small island of Kythira in the Aegean.
Dates love Kythiran honey.