Pastirma and Housemade Labneh Toasts
Pastirma (air-dryed, cured beef) is placed atop crunchy, pliant housemade toasts and a dollop of tangy labneh.
Grape leaves are coated with a subtle slick of olive oil, and filled with creamy seasoned rice.
Feta Cheese 'Cigars'
Shatter-crisp pastry holds a gush of warm, salty feta cheese.
A shot of lentil soup blended with lemon and a sprinkling of mint.
If You're Craving Turkish: Troya
Crisp-fried exteriors house a creamy, eggy zucchini interior. The vegetable is very finely shredded, and has a rich, pliant texture.
Spiced Beef Borek
Sturdy, ample pastry is filled with well-seasoned beef. A hearty, flavorful dish.
Persian Cucumber Salad
Crisp, fresh cucumbers are tossed with radish, kalamata olives, and red onion in a tangy dill dressing.
One of two flatbreads, this lahmacun was topped with sweet, finely ground beef. The second, shaped more like a 'pide,' was filled with feta and arugula.
Turkish Beef Dumplings
These tender, pliant dumplings are loaded with spiced beef, and covered in a rich, tangy yogurt sauce. Paprika butter and a sprinkling of spices complete the dish.
Lamb "Two Ways"
Lamb on a sweet yam puree with yogurt and fresh pomegranate.
Nicely charred kabobs with tender-pink lamb when you cut into them.
Revani with Quince and Cream
Semolina cake topped with coins of quince and freshly whipped cream.
Crisp, shredded pastry dough is layered with a just-salty soft white cheese, topped with a sugar and rose water syrup, and crushed pistachios.