Mezza Restaurant
6386 Quinpool Rd.
Halifax 444-3914

Rating: ****
Dinner & drinks for two: $75
Signature Dish: Kebab
Signature Drink: Arabic Coffee

We visit Mezza to take advantage of their $25 Movie and Dinner special.

There are choices of two courses — appetizer and an entrée, or an entrée and dessert. We forgo dessert and choose two appetizers — the requisite Lebanese hummus which is tangy and delicious, and Laham B’Agein, two turnovers stuffed with ground beef, pine nuts and onions with a hint of lemon.

The Kafta Kebab entrée is excellent — a skewer of minced local lamb, mixed with herbs. I choose rice as my side dish, cooked with tiny vermicelli noodles. My pal enjoys the Beef Kebab-tender chunks of sirloin marinated in garlic and spices. As an accompaniment, he has lemony roasted potatoes.

Both dishes are served with Fatouch, a colourful salad of Romaine lettuce, parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers, radish, and bits of crispy pita bread — all tossed with a dressing of lemon, mint and olive oil.

With our meal we sip a glass of Lebanon’s lovely red wine, Kasara ($8.50 —not included in the special) and then head out to the movie theatre just a minute away.

Dining out

Hamachi Global Catering
The Hamachi Group of Restaurants has launched "Hamachi Global Catering," a full-service catering company offering unique cuisines from around the world, including Thai, Greek and Japanese. Call 406-7737 or visit

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In brief

Cuide The 2010 Taste of Nova Scotia Cilinary Guide is now available at Taste of Nova Scotia member restaurants, shops, and wineries and breweries; tourism information centres; select NSLC outlets; and festivals throughout the province.

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