Mezza, in Lebanese, means a series of small platters that keep on appearing throughout the meal.
Jardin mezza night included five waves of platters, along with ongoing flow of wine, making for a lovely memorable four hours of feasting with old and newly made friends.
Below is the menu, presented by each wave of platters. How many platters in the end, I lost count, but for sure no one left hungry.
Manakeesh, Lebanese thyme, sumac and sesame pies
Jardin green snap peas and local cucumbers
Halloom, served as a cheese and as "Sails"
Pickles platter with home made Leffet, thyme and cucumber pickles
Some Lebanese mixed nuts
Foul - fava beans mixed with olive oil, garlic and lemon juice
Spinach pies, Lebanese-style & Football Kebbeh
Okra, cooked with garlic, onions, tomatoes and olive oil
Eggplant Fatteh - baked eggplants covered with grilled pita, fried pine nuts and a yogurt-mint-garlic sauce
Jardin salad - lettuce, fresh mint and fresh oregano with lemon juice and olive oil
Home made yogurt mixed with fresh mint and cucumbers
Sfoof (or turmeric anise squares - click on link for recipe)
Local BC cherries (delicious)
Hungry? Keep an eye on your emails, you may receive an invite for the next jardin mezza night!