Want to be taken to Greece without having to travel too far from Anaheim? Well, the Orea Taverna is just around the corner with any Greek delicacies you desire. Even if you are a little afraid to try something new, it would be well worth it to take the chance and eat at this Greek eatery.
Just a little background into what Orea stands for, this restaurant is ‘beautiful, delicious, and savory’ in Greek. Here, they like to call their plates, meze, which are dishes that can improve your beverage or wine, and are the ‘palate’ for a social gathering, while dining. The Orea Taverna and Wine Bar is an authentic Greek way of eating and is located in the delightful city of Placentia.
When it comes to Greek food, it is always an adventure when eating. Some favorites of mine that are served at the Orea Taverna are their Spanakopita, which are baked fillo triangles loaded with onions, feta, and spinach. As usual, a great snack to have before your main course is the olive and feta platter, which is slices of feta cheese with Kalamata olives and tomatoes, topped with oregano and olive oil.
Some great dishes to try are a Greek favorite like the Gyro sliders, which are rotisserie sliced, seasoned lamb and beef, served inside a mini pita wrap with tomato, lettuce, onions, and their tzaziki sauce. Another interesting meal to try is the Orea lamb burger, which is a lamb patty infused with parsley and onions, served on a brioche bun with tomato, lettuce, onions, and their tzaziki sauce. I like to end my meal with some baklava, which are layers of thin, flakey fillo dough, honey and pistachio, baked until a crisp, golden brown color.
The Orea Taverna also offers a large selection of wine choices to complement your palate with wines like champagne, chardonnay, pinot noir, zinfandel, and shiraz. Others that you might enjoy are syrah, merlot, reds, blends, and a variety of cabernets. If you would like to enjoy some dessert or port wines with some baklava you can choose from Renwood, Semillon Ice, Ice Wine Amador County Covey Run, Washington 2006 Sandeman’s, Cavino Deus, and Founder’s Reserve Port Mavrodafne.
The Orea Taverna is open daily at 5 P.M. and is closed on Mondays. All you have to do to enjoy great Greek food is drive on down to Placentia and feast.