Just went there last night. The place is tucked btw Cafe Izmir and the Kismet Lounge. there's only 7 tables. really cozy lovely place with lots of chiffon curtains that billow about. It's very bedouin like.
Saffron Soup - Lovely garlicky with heady saffron. there were tiny little croutons which was a nice touch.
Steamed Mussels - the broth was saffron (of course) with garlic, preserved lemons, chilies (good call). it was divine!
Beef tenderloin - perfectly cooked. this was one of hte best steaks I've had ina while and it was done the way I asked. this came with a gorgeous basmatic with shitake mushrooms drizzled with truffle oil.
Cinnamon roasted duck - divine spices rubbed heavily on the duck breast which was incidently roasted perfectly - crisp skin and moist meat.
Desserts: Saffron panna cotta. It's a novel idea. I liked it but I was pretty saffroned out at this stage.
Watermelon Granita served in a martini glass. They recommended throwing in a shot of vodka (which i did). Refreshing!
Other nice touches - COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLED WATER! WHOO HOO! Not the cheap stuff either - we got Pelligrino Sparkling or Voss.
Amusee Bouche - we got a pork tenderloin with baby artichoke drizzled with truffle oil.
The service was flawless. this is also the first time that a server had introduced his helper (the guy that clears the tables). It was a fantastic meal and a great experience.
Going back next week!
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