As I promised last week I wanted to share a little bit more about my recent trip to Pittsburgh. I was able to enjoy some pretty delicious meals while in the city but one of my favorites was at Poros, a Mediterranean restaurant located in Market Square. Since it was a beautiful night we were able to dine on the large patio but they also offer a beautiful indoor seating area and bar as well. Their menu consists of some of the finest seafood from the Aegean Sea and delicious lamb from local farms.
Our meal started by sorting through their extensive wine list, featuring some amazing flavors from Greece. I typically go for an Italian red but I thought to myself, ‘When in Rome!’ and opted for a 100% Liatiko, which comes from Crete. I enjoyed my wine over an appetizer of hummus and tzatziki with pita bread while my hubby slurped down some oysters. Hummus and tzatziki are seriously two of my favorite dips and I’d be lying to say that I didn’t practically lick the bowl clean.
I’ve mentioned it before that I’m probably one of the pickiest food bloggers the you’ll ever come across so I wasn’t overly adventurous in my meal selection. I chose the Prime New York Strip Steak as my entree and what really led me to that decision was the white truffle demi. Any time I see truffles on a menu practically nothing else matters. And I’m glad that I went with my gut on that one because the steak was tender and juicy and the fingerling potatoes were perfectly crispy.
Shawn went with the Crispy Skin Dorade Fillet and the fact that the plate was licked clean made me assume that the flavor was amazing. The dorade was stuffed with crabmeat and drizzled with an artichoke dill buerre blanc sauce. Are you drooling yet?
We topped off dinner with dessert and since we couldn’t decide on one to share, we each chose are own. Here’s what I’ll say: if you ever come across Baklava Ice Cream on a menu, try it! Just typing about it makes me wish that I could have a dish right now. The other dessert that we tried was the Sokolatina Flourless Chocolate Torte made with a orange yogurt sauce and a candied orange. I’m not typically a fan of orange and chocolate but Poros seemed to get this cake just right!
If you’re not drooling by now I don’t know what to say. The next time that you’re in Pittsburgh or if you’re a resident of Pittsburgh I could encourage you to try Poros for the most delicious Mediterranean meal you may ever try. The mix up a region of flavors into delicious dishes that will make you want to return.
Special thanks to Poros for this amazing dining experience! As usual, all opinions expressed are my own.