It came as expected: The dinner hosted by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to honour head of Euro group Jean-Claude Juncker. An austerity dinner in a country short before it goes bust. A real low-calories, spartan dinner with boiled vegetables and fish.
A light dinner at the Acropolis Museum with view at the illuminated Acropolis: Tomatoes with herbs, Grouper of the sea bass family with boiled vegetables, a lemon sorbet. White wine of limited edition.
Rumors that after the official dinner, Juncker raided a local souvlaki diner and ordered two gyros-pitta with everything (potatoes, tzatziki, tomatoes, onions), one Choriatiki – extra cheese are not confirmed. Neither are confirmed claims that Juncker was seen exiting a pastry shop with a huge box full of galaktoboureko…
But on second thought, Juncker deserved it well to leave the dinner table still hungry. He declared, he was a friend of Greece but refrained from committing himself to support the bailout extension.
PS KTG has repeatedly advised Mrs Juncker to stuff some taper ware in Jean-Claude’s luggage ahead his Athens visit, but it seems bloggers’ advises are not taken seriously.