Okay, I just had quite possibly the best incarnation of eggplant I've ever tasted. Okay, maybe one of the best incarnations. The place is called Nairi's market on Hollywood blvd., adjacent to Nairi's (I'm guessing by what I could understand in broken english) that the big place up front is just a catering/event place. The market in the back is a gem of a butcher shop/deli/market. They make a cold salad that (from what I can tell) has roasted eggplant, roasted red and yellow bell peppers, olive oil and walnuts. Is this some national Armenian culinary treasure that I've missed all these years, or is it just something wonderful that they have whipped up and is their little secret? If anyone knows how to make this cold vegetable salad, let me know . . . . I'll make the rest of the dinner and bring it to you!!!
5065 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027