MENU - PHILOXENIA RESTAURANT in THE PEARL
We offer many appetizers on our menu. On the island of Crete, friends gather at an Estiatorio or Taverna and enjoy long evenings sharing appetizers, wine and conversation; lingering over the freshness. We invite you to sit and embrace this amicable custom while we hand make each dish to order.
We believe that great food can only come from quality ingredients. Whenever available, we serve fresh, organic vegetables. All of our meats are raised respectfully without hormones: Oregon Cascade Natural Beef, Draper Valley Free Range Chickens, and New Zealand Lambs. The olive oil used is a very fine first press from the island of Crete.
To Your Health
A study of diets of the world reported in Scientific American concluded that the diet of Crete, with its emphasis on fresh vegetables, olive oil and small amounts of meat, is the healthiest diet on Earth. Eleni's is pleased to share this healthy cooking heritage with you.
Our Nightly Specials
Your server has details and pairings for this evening's featured entrées. We take pride in preparing all of our dishes fresh and from scratch each day. The availability varies according to season, selection and quality. We are happy to prepare your meal vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free whenever possible. Ask your server for details.
Catering and Private Parties
Eleni's also offers catering services, corporate buyouts and private party rentals. Please see server for details.
HORIATIKI SALATA 8
tomato, cucumber, red & green onion, bell pepper, mixed olive, roasted garlic, feta, dressed in a house vin
LAHANO SALATA 8
thinly sliced cabbage, shaved fennel, toasted almond & pistachio, lemon smoked paprika dressing
PANTAZARIA SALATA 8
roasted beets, arugula, pear, mint, orange zest, dressed in a muscatel vine
REVITHIA, TZATZIKI, KTIPITI 7
served with grilled pita & vegetables
ROASTED GARLIC ROSEMARY POTATOES 4
organic potatoes seasoned with crushed garlic & fresh rosemary
SOUP OF THE DAY 4/6
please check for availability
ARNI SOUVLAKI 9
grilled marinated lamb, arugula, red onion, bell peppers, tomato, cucumber, feta, minted yogurt sauce, served in a warm grilled pita
KOTOPOLO SOUVLAKI 9
grilled lemon-pepper chicken, arugula, red onion, bell peppers, tomato, cucumber, feta, spicy garlic tahini sauce, served in a warm grilled pita
HIRINO SOUVLAKI 9
braised pulled pork, cabbage, shaved fennel, toasted almonds, feta, bourbon-honey balsamic sauce, served in a warm grilled pita
TRIA MIKRA BIEFTEKIA 9
three cascade natural ground beef patties marinated and grilled, kefalograviera cheese, caramelized onion & fennel, arugula, served open-faced on grilled pita
*all entrées include a choice of roasted garlic rosemary potatoes or the soup of the day
TYRI ME MEZETHES | CHEESES and SPREADS
A puréed dip of garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon and olive oil. Served with grilled pita bread.
Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon and dill. Served with grilled pita bread.
A spicy blend of feta cheese and olive oil. Served with grilled pita bread
Combination Dips 18
Kefalograviera cheese lightly dredged in flour, pan-fried in olive oil and served in flaming cognac; extinguished with fresh lemon.
Hand-made Cretan dough filled with a blend of cheeses—your choice of either mint drizzled with honey or spinach.
A favorite in Crete!
FETA ORETEKO 9
Baguette crostini's, sliced feta, fresh tomatoes and basil topped with balsamic and olive oil.
FETA FILO 10
Feta cheese baked in filo dough with ouzo and drizzled with honey
LAHANIKA | VEGETABLES
HORTA ME SKORTHO 9
Sautéed mixed greens lightly spiced with roasted garlic and fresh lemon juice.
Add feta and black olives. 2
ELIES DIAPHORES ME PITA 6
A succulent bowl of mixed olives served with grilled pita bread and olive oil.
MELITZANES ME FETA KAI BASILICO 12
Roasted eggplant stuffed with garlic, basil and feta cheese.
MELITZANES YEMISTES 11
Roasted eggplant stuffed with roasted seasonal vegetables, topped with feta and kasseri cheese.
PANTZARIA ME SKORDALIA 9
Creamy Yukon gold potato, celery root, and garlic purée with roasted beets, dill, green onion and balsamic vinegar.
Add 3 prawns 6
SPANAKI ME STAFITHES KAI KOUKOUNARIA 9
Spinach sautéed with onions, golden raisins and pine nuts; finished with fresh lemon and olive oil.
Zucchini cakes served with Greek yogurt sauce.
Seasonal selection of mushrooms sautéed in olive oil with garlic, fresh herbs and pancetta deglazed with dry white wine. Topped with parsley.
RIZI KAI OSPRIA | RICE and LEGUMES
Grape leaves stuffed with herbs, rice, pinenuts & golden raisins. Served with tzatziki.
Sautéed with fresh vegetables, garlic & cherry tomatoes;. Deglazed in white wine and lemon juice; lightly spiced.
KYRIA PIATA | ENTREES
MAKARONIA | PASTA
Lighter portions made in the same fashion as our Sellwood location, designed for our Pearl customers
ASK SERVER FOR GLUTEN FREE PASTA OPTIONS.
MAKARONIA ME KIMA 12
Cascade natural ground beef simmered and lightly spiced with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. Served with pasta and topped with feta.
MAKARONIA ME SOUTZOUKAKIA 12
Cascade Natural Ground Beef meatballs seasoned with fresh herbs, garlic, onions, bread crumbs and feta cheese, in a house marinara. Served over your choice of Cretan risotto or pasta topped with Greek cheese.
MAKARONIA ME ARNI KOKONISTO 13
Braised lamb with tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, white wine served over orzo pasta.
MAKARONIA ME PESTO 13
Greek style pesto with parsley, dill, roasted peppers, marcona almonds, oregano, and lemon zest tossed in pasta. Served with fresh cherry tomatoes, Greek cheeses and whole roasted garlic.
Add grilled prawns $2 each
MAKARONIA ME CRÈME SPANAKI 12
Bowtie pasta with spinach, cherry tomatoes and mixed olives, in a creamy citrus Greek cheese sauce, Topped with capers and fresh dill.
MAKARONIA ME GARITHES CHANIA 13
Wild Prawns sautéed in spices and served over Chania tomato sauce with Greek cheeses.
SALATES | SALADS
All of our salads are dressed to order with salt, pepper, olive oil, oregano, garlic, and balsamic vinegar unless otherwise noted. Please inform your server if you would like feta or kasseri cheese on your salad.
HORIATIKI SALATA 12
Tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, green onion, peppers, mixed olives, roasted garlic and feta. Dressed in a house vinaigrette.
MINOAN SALATA 14
Green, red leaf & romaine lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions, beets, avocado and asparagus. Dressed in house vinaigrette
KRITIKIA SALATA 13
Green and red leaf lettuce with tomatoes, English cucumber, peppers, mushrooms, avocado, onions and currants. Dressed in honey balsamic vinaigrette.
LAHANO SALATA 12
Thinly sliced cabbage with shaved fennel, toasted almonds, pistachios and lemon smoked paprika dressing.
PANTZARIA SALATA 12
Roasted beets, seasonal greens, pear, mint, orange zest and a muscatel vinaigrette
WARM FETA SALATA 11
Tomatoes, green peppers & feta baked in olive oil with fresh oregano and sesames seeds.
OCTOPUS PANZANELLA SALATA 13
Check with server for daily special octopus salad.
TO ANY SALATA:
Add chicken 6
Add calamari 8
Add prawns 2 each
Bready, olive oil and olives 2
KREATIKA | MEATS
Cascade Naturel Ground beef meatballs.
ARNI OR KOTOPOULO 10/12
Your choice of grilled & marinated lamb or chicken. Served over chef’s daily side.
MELITZANES PAPOUTZAKIA 12
Roasted eggplant stuffed with Cascade Natural Ground beef, spiced with cinnamon.
THALASSINA | SEAFOOD
MITHIA CHANIA 11
Mediterranean mussels baked in tomato sauce, garlic, green onion, pepper, oregano, feta and olive oil.
SCHARA OR KALAMARAKIA 10
Grilled or fried calamari finished with fresh lemon, olive oil and ground pepper.
GARITHES ME SKORTHO OR MANITARIA 12/13
Your choice of wild tiger prawns sautéed with olive oil, garlic, lemon and finished with sherry, OR sautéed with fresh herbs and seasonal mushrooms.
CLAMS SAUTÉED IN OUZO AND BUTTER 11
Sautéed clams with tomatoes, capers, yellow squash and zucchini. Finished with lemon juice, ouzo and butter. Served with grilled bread.
GARITHES ME KOUKOUNARIA 13
Wild prawns sautéed in coriander and Cayenne served with sautéed tomatoes, basil, garlic, and pine nuts. Topped with roasted onion and feta.
DAILY ENTRÉE SPECIALS
KOUINELI STIFATHO MARKET PRICE
Check with server for daily rabbit special.
ARNI ME ESPECIAL MARKET PRICE
Check with server for daily rack of lamb or lamb shank specials.
PSARA ESPECIAL MARKET PRICE
Check with server for daily fish and seafood.
MOUSSAKA MARKET PRICE
Traditional eggplant casserole.
A Classic Greek pastry. Layers of walnuts, pistachio, hazelnut, and filo drizzled with a spiced orange-infused honey.
Ahkladi Pose 8
Pear poached in white wine topped with fresh whipped cream and melted chocolate.
Thick greek-style yogurt served chilled with honey and candied fruit .
Inquire with your server for a description of this evening's mousse.
Pearl Bakery Bread Service $1.00
We also have a full bar.
Eleni's Philoxenia - Pearl District
112 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
© Eleni's Piloxenia 2014