a greek national dish
i guess there was that conscious urge to choose something different in the menu - the desire to add to my picture gallery was another motivation. that and the fact that the price range is a bit... hmmm, pricey.
the complex process and effort to prepare the dish speaks about the passion that goes into it. a lot of greek families guard their recipes and hand it down just like a heirloom that is passed between generations.
indeed, moussaka lived up to the hype as a greek national dish and my taste buds are a little bit wiser because of the experience.