Sunday, June 3, 2012

Here's what our customers have to say about us!

June 1, 2012
Great dinner! Nice music. We had baklava for dessert, with orange blossom water. I enjoyed a light Hefeweizen beer.
- Pat K. 

Great to have some different foods in Colfax. Loved the relaxed atmosphere and personal hospitality. The Gyros and Dolmas were great!! Baklava is a must - light pastry and honey sweet!! We wish you luck!!
- Paul Kodet

May 31, 2012
This is such a lovely surprise. We immediately felt as though welcomed into a gracious, lively home. The music, food, and owner are wonderful. I wish we lived in town - we would be here daily. Thank you for your hospitality and delicious food.
- Anna and Kenneth

May 27, 2012
We were drawn to your accordionist, as Cindy (it's her birthday tomorrow) loves and would like to learn to play the accordion. We also have been hankering after falafels and did we have a DELICIOUS ONE and SPINACH PIE tonight. The ambiance was PERFECTO. Small town Americana and Old European... LOVE it! Many thanks for the memories and hope to see you again.
- Lara and Cindy, Newcastle

May 24, 2012
Elan, thank you for your warm hospitality and delicious food. It feels like having dinner at a friend's house (and a friend who is a very good cook!) We will be back!
- Donna and George, Meadow Vista

Our visit, after a long recording session cutting a CD, felt like coming to visit family - the food fed and the atmosphere relaxed. Reminded us of the 'Sheepherders' Inn' in Los Banos.
- George and Donna, Meadow Vista

May 19, 2012
We had a "cousin day out." Started out at 9:00am and had lunch here. We loved everything. The owner Elan Vitkoff was great to us and the food fantastic. We will be back!!
- Lauri Ann Manko and Heather Lisicki

May 17, 2012
Fabulous food and very friendly service! We are from Santa Cruz and we think the gyros we had here were far better than the ones we have had back home :) Wonderful experience!

Mother's Day, May 13, 2012
We had our last Mother's Day Party with my 91-year-old mother who may leave us soon! Thank you for making our party so special! You are a very courageous woman. You have made a fantastic restaurant here and you have offered a rich cultural jewel for the town of Colfax. We appreciate your splendid ambiance and delicious food. Looking forward to your art gallery. We will tell friends and come back soon! Thank you!
- Becky, Meadow Vista

Elan, thank you for a pleasurable dining experience. The food (gyro) was excellent, and worth waiting for! Colfax is very lucky to have your charm and ability, along with outstanding cuisine.
- Jean and Dave, Auburn

We really enjoyed the ambiance, the music, and the beautiful food! Thanks for making our Mother's Day so special! This may be the last we get to spend with our Grandma. <3 See you soon.

Happy Mother's Day. We thought having one gyro each was not enough, so we ordered more. Oh my - it was all delicious and filling. Excellent food - we will be back.
- Bill and Ellie, Applegate

We enjoyed our experience here, and the food was awesome! Best of luck in the future and hope to see an art gallery here in the future.
- Heather

We arrived just as Elan and Sophia were opening. We were graciously welcomed. We had the authentic Gyros. We are cooks with a lot of experience with exotic foods. Our food today was really good! Great food served simply - we loved it. We will be back.
- Sarah and Tom Fugate, Dutch Flat

May 12, 2012
Elan, my wife and I just ate one of the best Gyros we have ever had. Thanks so much for keeping food the way it is supposed to be made. Enjoyed it very much.
- George and Susan Heaney, Sheboygan, WI

May 4, 2012
We loved our evening with you and will be back for more. The food was excellent... and we are big Greek food fanatics. We wish you the best with your business, and we will spread the word. All our best.
- Vic and Mike, Grass Valley

April 29, 2012
This place is awesome! You are awesome. We will spread the word to come here.
- Willy

We love you and your delicious food! Thank you, it was wonderful :) Robert was crushing it on the accordion!!! We can't wait to come back and visit you! Stay beautiful! <3
- April and Carly  

Thank you for the baklava. Your spicy Gyros were DELICIOUS! And the fries - perfect. Also, the Turkish coffee. Yummy :)
- Lindsay Rickman and Ken Vaughan

April 28, 2012
Elan, thank you for excellent Turkish coffee, baklava, and company. Keep making friends one gyro at a time. I'll be back soon.
- Kathleen Holland

We always hear how great the hostess Elan is, and of course the food is good too :) The gyros and baklava are our favorites. Wish you all the best always.
- Paul and David, Colfax Market

April 26, 2012
Ms. Elan has been a wonderful pleasure. Thank you and we will be back
- Docheague

April 17, 2012
Very good Gyros - enjoyed lunch with family.
- Chris and Carl, Madera, CA

April 14, 2012
We tried the Spanakopita, the Gyros, and the Culture Plate. It was yummy and the portions were generous.
- Ruth Beck

April 13, 2012
Best Gyros I've eaten in a long time. I'll be back!
- Linda, Grass Valley

Enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and talking with Elan - excellent.
- Pat, Grass Valley

April 12, 2012
A stop on our way down the hill. Can't find good Greek food like this in Mexico. 
- Victoria and Alan

April 7, 2012
We had a very interesting evening talking with you and tasting your fine cooking. I hope you have a wonderful time this summer in Bulgaria.
- Greg and Bonnie

April 6, 2012
The perfect end to a great day! Great food!
- Charisse

April 5, 2012
At last real Greek food. Love the Greek salad. Thanks.
- Richard Northcott, 50 years in Colfax 

YUM! It was de-lish. Just what we needed! Great service!
- M. and C., Nevada City Salvation Army

April 1, 2012
I am in bliss. The Turkish coffee is so soothing, very authentic. I will tell many more than 10 people and do my best to spread the word. This meal and atmosphere were the best.
- Rob Lynn

Just traveled up for a short drive from Auburn! We enjoyed the great hospitality that Elan showed us! We just loved Robert's accordion music, too. We're looking forward to enjoying more music, along with the yummy Dolmas and Turkish coffee. Thanks for a nice Sunday afternoon.
- Anita and Mike, Auburn

Not only is Elan a delight but the food is as well. Falling off the beaten track brought us to downtown Colfax. With purpose and joy we shall return. Thank you for a delightful afternoon.
- Pearl and Von, Grass Valley

What is a Mediterranean diet?

The "Mediterranean diet" is based on the cuisine of Spain, southern Italy, southern France, Greece, and parts of the Middle East. Some of the main foods in this diet include olive oil, legumes like chickpeas (aka "garbanzo beans"), unrefined grains like brown rice or quinoa, fresh vegetables, lean dairy, especially yogurt and light cheeses like feta, just a little meat, and a moderate amount of red wine. Nutritional experts agree that olive oil contains a very high level of monounsaturated fats, most notably oleic acid, which may be linked to a reduction in coronary heart disease risk. Evidence suggests that the antioxidants in olive oil improve cholesterol regulation and LDL cholesterol reduction, and that it has other anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive effects.

Come into the Greek Bistro in Colfax, CA to try the Mediterranean diet firsthand! 

What is baklava?

Baklava is a sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey. Baklava is a delicious treat of Turkish origin, which is now popular throughout the Middle-East and the Mediterranean.

Try our delicious baklava at the Greek Bistro in Colfax, CA!

What is falafel?

Technically, falafel is a Middle Eastern dish of spiced, mashed chickpeas formed into balls and deep-fried. Falafel is usually served in a pita and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Many believe the dish was first introduced in Egypt, but it is now popular throughout the Middle East  and the Mediterranean as a snack or a replacement for meat.

Try our delicious falafel at the Greek Bistro in Colfax, CA!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Restaurant, Food, Gyro's!...

Did you know you can have fresh Gyros in Colfax, Ca.?

Yes you can!...Colfax Greek Bistro serves Gyros for I-80 travelers who are hungry,  and want food that is healthy, fresh and affordable without having to go too far off I-80. Fast food is convenient, but how about 'healthy food' that is convenient?

The Gyros are authentic and are roasted on the premises - just the way they have them in San Jose, Santa Cruz and Germany! If you don't eat meat, then the Gluten - free or non dairy options are easy to accomodate by the owner, cook and hostess, Elan Vitkoff.

The Salads from Around the World are healthy for the Vegetarian and the other savory vegetarian options are the delicious Dolmas with Tzatziki sauce that are served warm and finally, the Falafels that are served on warm pita bread with tangy Tahini sauce. If you want healthy food off I-80, midwary from Reno to Sacramento, then stop in Colfax, Ca. on the 4 days that we are open which are Th. thru Sunday. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Healthy Mediterranean Food!

People love the Greek food! Not only is it delicious but it's healthy!!
Come check it out off exit 135 off of I-80.

Customer Review from December 2011
"You bring part of the world to Colfax. 'America' when cultures mix for all to enjoy it!"

"My husband and I stopped in for some fantastic conversations and the best Greek food here in these beautiful Sierra mountains!"

"I came from VA Beach, VA and have to say the Gyro came in second to the service and it was the best! Warm, friendly and delicious!"