Dethroning Dmitri’s Octopus
Rick Nichols has a small piece today regarding Estia’s challenge to Dmitri’s legendary octopus.
Its extraordinary octopodi is sourced from Portugal and Spain, cleaned and tenderized with sea salt in a dedicated washing machine (that’s right, just the rinse and spin cycle), braised in red-wine vinegar, and grilled over charcoal. Over the fire it’s basted with the house vinaigrette, which slowly caramelizes, yielding a crackling, sweet crust. The tender, white coins are served Greek style with a dill-flecked salad of onion, pepper and capers.