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eating at milton’s

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We really stretched our dessert legs in Santorini and by the time we hit Athens we were on a sweet tooth binge. Usually, we roam around for an hour peeking at menus to see if anything looks promising. During one hunt in Santorini, we found a place that had eggplants on it’s dessert menu. That was probably a little more interesting than we wanted to get. We found Eat at Milton’s in the Plaka not far from our hotel after dinner at Noodle Bar. We ended up having dessert there both nights in Athens.

On the first night we split 2 desserts. Unfortunately, the pictures don’t do it justice as it was really dark (and the macro on my camera doesn’t work well with flash). The first was a strawberry cake with peanut mousse, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup. The strawberry pie was a cake-from-the-box pink with just the right amount of sweetness and a texture that was just the right mix of dense and fluffy. I’m not sure what was up with the peanut mousse as it was green – maybe it was pistachio mousse? It was just a small dollop. Served warm with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup this cake did not disappoint.

athens dessert

We also ordered (bc we’re piggies) lemon souffle. I should have taken a picture of the inside of the souffle as this picture makes it look like a big, burnt ball. The outside of the souffle was crisp. A nice contrast to the soft lemony cake inside. Around the cake are candied kumquats. My first kumquats ever. The plate was finished with a generous helping of coconut ice cream.

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Like I said, we returned to Milton’s on the second night after our day trip to Delphi. We had intended on ordering the apple pie (which we had considered getting the night before), but they were out.

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Instead, we opted for the chocolate cake which was served with a cute little jug of sweet milk. We made a little hole in the cake and poured the milk in. Pretty common as a dessert, but still executed well.

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Surely we couldn’t all share 1 dessert so we also opted for the yogurt ice cream with honey and walnuts… except they didn’t serve ours with walnuts. Go figure. Don’t kid yourself either, this is not like frozen yogurt. So the first bite of this was kind of strange. It really, really tastes like yogurt. It even has that tartness that yogurt has. The honey starts to harden a little too since the ice cream is so cold. After the third spoonful you get used to the yogurt taste and I have to admit it was pretty darn tasty.

If you’re in the Plaka, definitely try to swing by Eat at Milton’s. It’s a cute place to grab dinner or just dessert and drinks. They are open way late. On the second night, we had dessert at about 11:20pm. They are into the details (as you can tell by the plates above) and even make the place settings trendy. The service is fair, but it’s a little pricier than most places (each dessert was about 9 Euros).

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Written by joann

May 30, 2007 at 7:44 pm

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