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Nar review (Turkish mezze)

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Nar review (Turkish mezze)

Faren | Aug 22, 2003 12:46 PM

FInally got over to Nar (on Metropolitan at corner of Berry in Wmsburg). Very welcoming. The resuarent has a bar side and a dining side. They have a variety of specialty cocktails at about $8.00. The mezze (like tapas) run between $6-8 and are divided between cold and hot. We had a cold roasted red pepper and walnut paste on toast, very nice texture and flavor, next we had zuncinni pancakces served wih a type of light yogurt sauce drizzled over it. Tasty. Lightly fried mussels on skewers serves with a garlic-lemony sauce and a fried slice of lemon (i really liked the lemon and it combined very nicely with the mussels). My only critism is the mussels were not briny enough - a bit bland, but still enjoyable because of the preparation. A buttery rice and small vermicilli type pasta covering small cubes of lamb, very tasty but a bit over-priced at $16.00 (it was a special). My favorite was cubed fried liver covered in raw red onions and parsley. The onions were spiced with a red, spicy type of paprika and was excellent. And I know we had one other dish, but it escapes me. We ended with two turkish coffees and the stuffed figs with almonds in a light syrup - nice and not too sweet and a brioche type dessert- soaked in sour cherry juice, a layer of some type of dense whipped cream and cherries - also not too sweet. I liked the cherries and cream but the brioche had a kind of dry texture. With tax (no including the tip) it was $82.00. Overall I really enjoyed it and the quality and service was good. A nice meal for a sultry summer day when you want something light and tasty. I would defintely return.

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