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Really good meal at Shiraz in Elmsford

mary shaposhnik | Oct 24, 201609:11 AM

Ate at Shiraz, the Persian restaurant next door to the affiliated Persian grocery store, and dang it was a fine meal. I didn't do the ordering, but I believe what we ordered were:

Mast-o-Khiar -- lebneh-like dish with cucumbers and mint--excellent
Kashk-e-Bademjan -- eggplant with dried yogurt -- a standout. There are several eggplant appetizers, but this one was very complex, with many layers of flavor I couldn't fully identify.
Boorani-e-Spinach -- good warm dish along with the above
Vegetarian dolmeh -- excellently balanced
various kebabs -- the one unimpressive note of the meal. Too dry.
Lamb chops - faaaaantastic. A standout. The gnawing at the bone to get each bite.
Persian vegetable stew--a nice tart contrast to the meat
Saffron ice cream -- wonderful.
Homemade dough to drink -- tart yogurt drink -- very nicely balanced.

We weren't thrilled with the wine selection, and had a mediocre pinot they recommended.

But still -- absolutely an excellent meal. Definitely going back to eat more around the menu. They have also completely revamped the room from dark and heavy to stark white. It's a nice modernization, though I'd like a little more Persian warmth to it.

Then went next door and got dried limes and barberries and the like.

Shiraz Kitchen
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