I have been hearing about the Last Resort ever since I arrived in Athens. “OMG! I lurve the Last Resort!”, “What? You haven’t been to the Last Resort? Blasphemy!” “Their cakes are sooooo good!” and yadda yadda yadda. So for my friend’s 20th birthday, I “casually” suggested that we go to the Last Resort for her birthday dinner. I should also put “suggested” in quotation marks, because it was more like a “If we don’t go to the Last Resort, I’m not coming” sort of thing. 🙂
The restaurant was cute and very cozy inside. And by cozy, I mean our party had a 40 minute wait and was shoulder to shoulder with other restaurant patrons. But hey, what can you expect on a Friday night at 7:00 p.m.? I had been studying the menu for a while (does anyone else do that?) and I already knew what I wanted to eat, The Chicken Carbonara. Yumz
A small salad with jalapeno honey mustard dressing arrived before the meal, which I gobbled up in two servings. Finally, my entrée came and it was everything I expected it to be. It was penne pasta in an egg and cheese sauce with peas, shaved romano cheese, and bacon lardons. I have no clue what lardons are, but boy did they flavor this dish! It was rich, creamy, cheesy, and would have put me in a food coma if I had eaten it all in one serving. Whoever made it socially acceptable to carry out leftovers, I salute you.
Since I must have dessert at every meal, I thought I would try one of their cakes. The choices were endless: red velvet, tres leches, caramel cake, strawberry cake, and coconut cake. After careful deliberation, I chose the red velvet cake. It was chocolatey without being overwhelming, moist but had a great crumb, and had one of the best cream cheese frosting I had ever tasted. This cake was the best part of the meal.
Can you say “foodgasm?”