Enjoy All Together (EAT) depth of flavor & adventure through texture as we explore some of history's most influential cultures that took root around the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Highlighting preparations that include exotic spices, tangy goat & sheep milk cheeses, native vegetables, slowly stewed meats & finished off with a refreshing tea & dessert service, this meal is sure to induce satisfaction & cultural immersion.
Tantalization of Palate
Meyer Lemon Hummus
sweet but tart juice from two preparations of Meyer lemon, one raw & unadulterated, then the second scorched by the heat of the broiler. Then both swirled into a spread of creamy ground chickpeas , extra virgin olive oil & sprinkle of sumac, salt, parsley & smoked paprika
Roasted Beet Puree with Labneh & Zaatar
enjoy the enjoy the earthy heartiness turned somewhat sweet after red & golden beets are oven-roasted then topped with creamy homemade labneh & the floral notes of za'atar & toasted sesame seed
flame broiled eggplant w/ a slow stewing of sautéed red peppers, tomatoes, toasted spices of cumin & coriander, mixed with tangy feta cheese crumble topped with a runny egg-yolk
Salivation of Palate
a harmonious blend of cottage, feta & cream cheeses mixed with the vibrant taste of fresh spinach to be baked between layers of golden brown phyllo dough, topped with sesame seeds & a sweet drizzle of honey-syrup.
Satisfaction for Palate
Keftes de Espinaca
when ground beef, spinach & shallots have a chance to jacuzzi in a savory broth of chicken stock, lemon juice & crushed tomato, you get these amazing meatballs, Mediterranean style
Lamb Kebab on Cinnamon Stick
savory mixture of ground lamb & beef with a blend of 10 different ground spices gives your palate something to salivate over between the next bite, but with the warm & calming flavor when skewered with a whole cinnamon stick
Toasted Almond Rice
toasted almonds get crushed after being pan roasted whole, then folded into a fluffy absorbent basmati rice emits its subtle fragrance of roasted apricots & garlic
Lentil, Cumin Seed & Mint
gently simmered brown lentils with cumin seed toasted whole then ground to be dusted over minced mint leaves
Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Onion
tenderly cooked segments of butternut squash lightly brushed with honey danced side by side the sweet undertones of caramelized red onions beneath a sprinkle of crushed toasted black pepper & sage
Temptation for Palate
A Turkish delicacy of sweet honey-syrup soaked phyllo dough, layering ground nuts & butter, then baked until crispy.
Poached Pear in White Wine, Green Cardamom & Saffron
White wine infused with green cardamom seeds & saffron give these Bosc pears their yellow/orange hue while delivers it's temptation to your palate
After a variety of textures & flavors, a warm glass of hot water steeped with a handful of fresh mint brings a calm & refreshing end to the evenings culinary adventure across the Eastern Mediterranean , the only question to ask yourself is one lump or two?
a cup of Arak to sip will go down smooth and assuage the stomach after a delightful meal