It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Larchmont Village, a hidden gem south of busy Melrose Boulevard. Lots of Angelenos out walking their dogs, taking a stroll with their significant other, eating lunch, running errands…just simply enjoying another beautiful, sunny Southern California day. Hubby and I decided to head over to Larchmont for lunch and figure out what to eat once we got there.
Le Petit Greek is nestled amongst the many shops, bakeries, and coffee houses on Larchmont Boulevard. The restaurant has seating indoors and outdoors and it was apparent that the seating outdoors was quickly filling up fast–everyone wanted to be outdoors and dine sidewalk cafe style and we were able to secure a table. Le Petit Greek serves up traditional Mediterranean cuisine with lunch being served from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes a vast selection of appetizers, salads, and entrees ranging from gyros, moussaka, lamb and chicken. There are vegetarian offerings as well.
We started with the Melitzanosalata, a chopped eggplant salad with grilled pita bread and the Saganaki, pan fried kefalograviera cheese flamed with ouzo and brightened up with a squeeze of lemon. Excellent!
Hubby decided to order the Moussaka, a traditional Greek casserole made with eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, and ground beef topped with a light bechamel sauce. I ordered the Gyro Me Arni, sliced ground lamb and beef in pita dressed in tzatziki, onions and tomatoes. The moussaka was hearty and generous, the beef perfectly season with a touch of sweetness and sitting on a base of potatoes. The gyro was light and filling, yet generous and the tzatziki absolutely fresh. I wanted to order the Avgolemono which is a traditional lemon egg soup with chicken and rice but it was too warm for soup so I’ll have to make a trip back just to try the soup.
Forget those fast food Greek places and take the time to enjoy Le Petit Greek. You’ll be glad you did.
LE PETIT GREEK
127 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004