Slideshow: Snapshots from a Turkish Feast at Troya in San Francisco

Pastirma and Housemade Labneh Toasts
Pastirma and Housemade Labneh Toasts
Pastirma (air-dryed, cured beef) is placed atop crunchy, pliant housemade toasts and a dollop of tangy labneh.
Traditional Dolmas
Traditional Dolmas
Grape leaves are coated with a subtle slick of olive oil, and filled with creamy seasoned rice.
Feta Cheese 'Cigars'
Feta Cheese 'Cigars'
Shatter-crisp pastry holds a gush of warm, salty feta cheese.
If You're Craving Turkish: Troya
If You're Craving Turkish: Troya
Sit at the bar, get the dips and bread starter, and since it's so big you really only need one other dish. Oh, and a bottle of wine. Read more here ยป

Troya: 2125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco CA 94115 (map); 415-563-1000; troyasf.com

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

Zucchini Fritters
Zucchini Fritters
Crisp-fried exteriors house a creamy, eggy zucchini interior. The vegetable is very finely shredded, and has a rich, pliant texture.
Spiced Beef Borek
Spiced Beef Borek
Sturdy, ample pastry is filled with well-seasoned beef. A hearty, flavorful dish.
Anatolian Flatbreads
Anatolian Flatbreads
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
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
Lamb "Two Ways"
Lamb on a sweet yam puree with yogurt and fresh pomegranate.
Revani with Quince and Cream
Revani with Quince and Cream
Semolina cake topped with coins of quince and freshly whipped cream.
Kunefe
Kunefe
Crisp, shredded pastry dough is layered with a just-salty soft white cheese, topped with a sugar and rose water syrup, and crushed pistachios.
The kitchen at work.
The kitchen at work.