Breaking plates is also an act which implies abundance - "we have so many plates we can break them!" - similar to lighting a fire with a piece of paper money. In English, the phrase "getting smashed" is slang for getting drunk. It is said that it was first used one morning by a traveller who had a little too much ouzo or tsikoudia, and woke up among the fragments of the previous night's revels, feeling as broken up as the plates around him.
At The Greek plate breaking can be done whenever you are in the mood - ask your waitron for more information - or attend our special Plate Breaking and Greek evenings. Leave your mobile number and e-mail address on the back of your bill and we'll invite you to attend. We do provide catering for birthdays, special occasions, and other celebrations on request.