Pastitsio is a Greek baked pasta dish that contains ground beef and béchamel sauce. The typical Greek version has a bottom layer that is bucatini or other tubular pasta, with cheese and egg as a binder; a middle layer of ground beef with tomato and cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice; another layer of pasta; and a top layer of sauce, an egg-based custard. Grated cheese is sprinkled on top.
Whitebait is a collective term for the immature fry of fish, typically between 1 and 2 inches (25 and 50 mm) long.
Fried whitebait, a humble fish, and a traditional wine grower in a gorgeous, almost gourmet composition. The love of retsina for fries is not described, let alone the small fishes in the pan making turtles. Just choose a bottled, fresh retsina, cool it well and serve it at the moment when the scrawny whitebait arrives at the table.