Opa—Philly's answer to modern Greek cuisine—has launched their new summer menu today, adding a clutch of dishes to keep you full during the hot months of the year. Owner George Tsiouris spent many summers in Greece, and brought some of his favorites across the pond to his Center City outpost at 13th and Sansom Streets.
There will be a new shrimp dish highlighted by fresh local tomatoes, house-made black pasta, capers, and olive oil with lemon, and a chilled cucumber soup with pickled onion, olive oil, and lemon. But our favorite addition is a plate of sweetbreads with a smoked eggplant puree, golden raisin relish, and preserved lemon. We love innards.
Not everything is rainbows and unicorns, though, as some dishes have left the menu for the season, most notably the kokoretsi and the rabbit. But, we're sure they'll come back when we're in need of some warming food and finely-knit sweaters.
Opa will launch their lunch menu on July 18, and as soon as we have details, you will, too. [The Feast]