6386 Quinpool Rd.
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.
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Finbar’s Says Thanks Finbar’s Irish Pub, 1595 Bedford Highway, is throwing a party to thank its regular customers for their loyalty on June 27 with live entertainment and door prizes. Call 832-9170 for information or visit www.finbars.ca.
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.
Mezza’s dishes full of flavour