Realized it was Wednesday night, and with Thanksgiving tomorrow I didn't have to get up for work. A perfect opportunity to go to Moby Dick for Fesenjoon, which they only serve on WEd. nights. I'd been wanting to try it for a long time, sicne we tried the dish at LalRokh and LOVED it! MB is so much less fancy, and a meal there a much less expensive proposition, so we thought we'd give it a try. MB's FEsenjoon is a sweet, meaty stew. We enjoyed it, but it didn't come close to Lala's presentation. What I loved about LalaRokh's fesenjoon, was the intersting mix of textures as well as flavors. Their use of duck (as opposed to MB's chicken) also gave the dish a more interesting flavor. Don't get me wrong, we very much liked Moby's, and will certainly go back. Now here's the good news (attention, Limster!) The folks behind the counter said that the Fesenjoon had become so popular, that they will be making it on the weekends, also! This will Moby's a more popular choice for those of us who go to Symphony or Huntington Theater and are always looking for a good meal in that neighborhood.
We also enjoyed the fresh baked bread, and the kashk-e badenjan appetizer. This was a creamy eggplant dip, made by mixing roasted eggplant with fried onions and the water that drips from yoghurt when making cheese. Although the dip was thick and creamy, it seems (from the cook's description) to be actually quite "low-cal". We finished off the meal their homemade ice cream, made with saffron and topped with slivers of pistachio.