I was reminded of that proverb recently. I had just been seated by the hostess at Opa! Greek Cuisine & Fun on N. Campbell when the “gift” was place on my table. It consisted of a rather large plate of sliced pita bread and two dips: one hummus and the other cucumber. Generally I don’t much care for hummus and I had all the cucumbers I’ll ever want when we were in Egypt.
I inquired of the hostess as to why I was being served this “appetizer” since I had not ordered it. “Oh,” said she, “it’s complimentary. Try it. You’ll like it.”
What was I to do? Since I was dining at Opa! to write a dining review, I felt obligated to at least try a tiny bit of both dips. First, I tried the hummus dip. To my surprise and delight it was very tasty. I also noted that the pita bread was fresh. So I then tried the cucumber dip. It tasted quite different than the hummus, but it too was much to my liking. “Well,” I thought, “this could get interesting.” Continue reading