The perfect finish to a sumptuous Greek meal is dessert. Greek desserts come in every conceivable style, providing something sweet for every. Try one of these delicacies at Nerai:
Loukoumades. These are the Greek take on a donut, small yeast risen spheres that are deep fried, much like a donut hole, then drizzled with honey while they are still warm and garnished with candied walnuts. These “honey puffs” are a traditional Greek dessert, and are served at Nerai on Saturdays only.
Saragli. This Greek dessert is a type of rolled baklava, with layers of hand rolled-flaky filo dough studded with almonds and pistachios and served with mastiha gelato. It’s rich and decadent, the perfect finish to a mild seafood meal.
Kataifi Ekmek. This is a chilled Greek dessert, consisting of a shredded filo pastry drenched in anise honey syrup. This sweet base is topped with mastiha custard, which is dotted with pistachios and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Portokolopita. Chopped filo and sweetened, cooked oranges are traditionally used for this Greek dessert; it’s a rich orange sponge cake topped with a bitter chocolate sorbet – the perfect blend of flavors to cleanse the palate.
Mousse. There are two options for mousse at Nerai – the lavender mousse, with pineapple carpaccio, lavender honey and carmelized pecans; or the mavro mousse, metaxa génoise and light chocolate mousse topped with cocoa powder and berries.
Sorbet, Gelato and Yogurt. Choose from a range of frozen flavors including mastiha, tahitian vanilla, pistachio, or ouzo; or try the delicious Greek yogurt drizzled with thyme honey and topped with chopped pecans.
These Greek desserts are a do-not-miss –if you are too stuffed to manage them at the table, ask for a boxed dessert to take home. You won’t regret it!