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Zaytinya - Review

Tweaked | Apr 1, 2003 11:06 AM

Ate at Zaytinya last night and it's worth the hype! Here's what we had.

Hommos - a good hommos but I've tasted better
Baba Ghannoush - nice roasted flavor
Falafel w/ Tahini - Excellent
Santorini Fava - fava bean dip with capers and lemon, very good
Spanakopita - spinach and feta in phyllo, amazing
Htapothi Krassato - Octopus w/ red wine sauce, good but not great
Kafta Harrah - ground lamb and wheat in tomato/pine nut sauce, very good
Adana Kebab - skewer of ground lamb, very good
Almond trout - a special, very good
Garides Me Anitho - shrimp in dill, onion, lemon, olive oil, awesome
Mavrofassoula Me Loucaniko - pork sausage w/ beans, the one flat dish
Hunkar Begendi - braised lamb with eggplant and cheese puree, top 5 dish
Beef Visanto - beef tenderloin with argyros vinsanto sauce and roasted shallot, bordering on mind blowing
Calamari - calamari w/ garlic and lemon, olive oil, definately mind blowing
Kibbeh - beef and wheat fritters w/ almonds, pinenuts, and currants with lebneh (a yogurt sauce), amazing
Garides Saganaki - shrimp, tomato, onions, kefalograviera cheese and Ouzo, very good

I don't have notes for dessert but we split a Turkish Delight which was ice cream and honey and pistachios and other good tasting stuff and 2 coffee desserts, a turkish coffee cake with other awesome tasting stuff...sorry, things got a bit hazy around dessert time! We ended with very strong and very good Turkish coffee.

Dinner for five: 18 mezza, couple rounds of drinks, 3 desserts and 5 coffees with tax and tip $200.

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