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Friday, 29 July 2011

Jardin Mezza Night

Beautiful summer evening and charming guests from the south made for a fantastic summer jardin mezza night.

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.

Wave One
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

Wave Two

Baba Ghanouj

Foul - fava beans mixed with olive oil, garlic and lemon juice

Spinach pies, Lebanese-style & Football Kebbeh

Wave Three

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

Wave Four

Jardin salad - lettuce, fresh mint and fresh oregano with lemon juice and olive oil

Home made yogurt mixed with fresh mint and cucumbers

Wave Five
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!


Masi said...

Mehshi seleg o waves of mezze feast... شط شط ريقي :-))

somerville kitchen said...

yalla, come for dinner soon