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Mediterranean experience a flavorful venture


Last updated 2/21/2008 at Noon

Restaurant owner Vassiliki Batzakidou offers a flaming dish of saganaki at The Greek Place in Temecula.

Greek food comes with certain expectations.

I expect a little personality with my meal. I was not disappointed when I visited The Greek Place on Jefferson Avenue in Temecula.

Owner Vassiliki “Vasso” Batzakidou infuses her personality and warmth into everything she does.

She brings her grandmother’s recipes into this century but doesn’t forget where she learned them.

“I remember the first dish I cooked when I was 13 years old,” Batzakidou said during an interview at her restaurant. “It was meatballs. My grandmother sat and told me how to put it together, the meat, the rice...

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