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Zaytinya report

rb | Aug 3, 2004 11:34 AM

Finally made it to Zaytinya last night and had a fantastic meal. Definitely lives up to the hype.

We had:

Fried eggplant w/ garlic sauce - excellent - my wifes favorite

Baba g - good

Tabouleh - probably the best tabouleh we've ever had - light, fluffy and a perfect amalgam of tastes

Manataria Saganaki - sauteed cremini, oyster and shitake mushrooms then baked with a chees topping - outstanding!

Tomato fritters - the one dissapointment of the night

Imam baldi - very good

Shish taouk - very flavorful

Hunkar begendi - braised lamb shank on a bed of pureed eggplant - mmmm, mmmm good - eggplant puree was like mashed potatoes and gravy

Sauteed squid w/ spinach and dill - very good

For dessert we had

the dates w/ olive oil ice cream - incredible and very different taste

and the turkish delight - again excellent

already planning when we can go back

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