Posts Tagged ‘Konnos Bay’

Ravioli’s Italian restaurant

October 30, 2022

One visit a year is enough. I live in hope in vague hope it may have improved. Or maybe I am a glutton for punishment. At best mediocre.

Last night, the second time this month. More fool me.

My ravioli tonight was not good, tough and chewy.

I am choosy where I sit. If I cannot sit where I wish, I will usually walk out.

No, you cannot sit at the indicated table. Why? It is reserved.

The table sat empty all night. Two, three, four tables became free.

My table was dull and gloomy. I had to get up to find light to read the menu.

Very overpriced for very poor quality ravioli.

I can cook far better ravioli.

Complimentary ice-cream.

When I finished my meal, the nearby table smoking, smoke was blowing over my table.

Last straw. When I paid waitress demanded I left a tip.

Pizza I cannot comment on as I have never tried.

Risotto I have tried in the past. As with the ravioli, I can prepare and cook superior risotto.

The strange thing is Ravioli’s is owned by the hotel on the other side of the road. The hotel serves better pasta.

Spartiatis sea bream

October 28, 2022

Public holiday, Spartiatis packed.

Sea bream, sat outside.

When I finish, I move inside. Too cold to sit outside.

Konnos Bay attacked whilst swimming

October 18, 2022

Swimming Konnos Beach, sharp pain in my leg. Happened a few times. First time I brushed something away from my leg.

When I came out of the water, blood streaming down my leg from whatever had attacked me. What, I have no idea.

Spartiatis sea bream

October 9, 2022

Excellent grilled sea bream at Spartiatis.

Spartiatis sea food restaurant overlooks the sea at Konnos Bay. Not that can see anything at night as dark.

Ravioli at Ravioli’s

October 6, 2022

Each year, I would not say expectations are high but I live in hope. Each year disappointed.

The ravioli was chewy not good. Of the standard of Pasta le Disaster but nowhere the quality of the fresh pasta I make from a deli.

Curious I asked. Not fresh pasta, made in Limassol (I assume in a factory) then stored in a freezer. Mention was made of a boiler which I did not understand.butter

I buy fresh pasta from a deli. Ideally used within a day. Cook in a pot of boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Small pan with a knob of butter, add a little pasta water. Drain the pasta. Toss in the pan of melted butter. May use tomato sauce. Depends on the ravioli. This works for mushroom ravioli.

A cappuccino. Undrinkable. Cheap catering supply coffee.

My last visit or a visit, noisy Americans. Tonight noisy ignorant Americans. Or maybe Israelis with an American accent. Commenting on football (another negative widescreen TVs showing football) Turkish football. It was Manchester United playing a local team in a European match.

My ice cream was good, though the cone was soggy not crispy.

Cyprus Bachata Festival

October 24, 2021

Bachata a dance that originated in Dominican Republic.

Cyprus Bachata Festival a four-day festival at Grecian Park Hotel overlooking Konnos Bay, tutorials and dance.

Tsipoura at Spartiatis

November 5, 2019

Monday, two weeks ago, tsipoura at Spartiatis overlooking Konnos Bay.

End of season, many of the tables already removed, few diners.

Spartiatis a seafood restaurant in a quiet location overlooking Konnos Bay

Yuzu signature drink Grecian Park pool bar

November 2, 2019

Yuzu signature drink designed by Japanese World Champion barista Yuko Inoue.

A very refreshing drink on a hot day.

Mid-October 33C.

Cyprus hit by a heat wave, several degrees above seasonal norm.

Special thanks to Antonia for making.

We had to make do. Nespresso, when should be high quality Tanzania single origin coffee roasted for espresso. 10g of marmalade, a teaspoon out of a pot of 30g from breakfast. 1.5g of cardamon, we guessed a small amount in a teaspoon.

No, we did not do justice to Yuko Inoue, nevertheless we made an excellent refreshing dink.


Tsipoura at Spartiatis

October 31, 2019

Mid-October, excellent tsipoura at Spartiatis, a quiet location overlooking Konnos Bay.

A very hot night, gale blowing, thundersorm out to sea.

Starter undbidden cougettes thinly sliced deep fried served with bread. Bread served in tradional manner fresh baked, in a basket, wrapped in a tea towel.

Tsipoaka ie sea bream excellent.

Followed by ice cream and figs.

Fresh figs cooked in a pan with syrup, cinnamaon and a little water.

Lamps were blowing in the wind.

Spartiatis almost enpty. Everywhere hit by al-inclusive hotels killing the local economy.

Tagliatelle bolognese Ravioli’s Italian restaurant

October 14, 2019

I was going to eat at Spartiatis a seafood restaurant overlooking Konnos Bay, but a cool evening with wind blowing, I decided to eat instead at Ravioli’s an Italian restaurant.

Large widescreen showing sport in a restaurant is never a good sign. Bad enough in a pub.

My order came quick, far to quick. Not a good sign.

When I arrived the restaurant was almost empty. When my food arrived it was empty.

My tagliatelle bolognese was not good, tough and chewy. Parts were piping hot, other parts cold. Not helped by serving in a cold bowl.

Very poor compared with what I have had elsewhere.

Then a large rowdy pig-ignorant group sat on a table behind me. One shouting he was going to get seriously drunk. Why do people not show manners when dining out?

On my way out I out an ice cream. Very poor quality. Far better to be had from patisserie amelie a coffee shop in the centre of Protaras.

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