"Showcasing fresh ingredients in a simple cuisine for anyone with any kind of a palate" is how general manager Gianni Cionchi likes to describe the contemporary Greek restaurant MP Taverna. Along with daily specials that feature more traditional Greek dishes is a unique cocktail menu.
"When you think Michael Psilakis [chef-owner], you always think octopus. It is one of the proteins that he surely does best. Our grilled octopus is a signature of the restaurant." Chef Psilakis tied his apron tight and went grilling, demonstrating the intricate detail used to create each masterpiece on the menu.
Videojournalists: Chris Ware and Meredith Daniels
"We don't want to be a one time a month restaurant. We would love to feed you and your family at least once a week." Sounds good to us! MP Taverna is at 1363 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn; 516-686-6486.