We got an email from Mezze saying there would be an Egyptian/Tunisian special menu to celebrate the changes in those countries. The menu sounded terrific, so we went on the first day. We took R with us, and we carefully ordered different things as much as possible.
My official dinner shot is of the vegetarian dinner, a Tunisian vegetable ragout over couscous. The ragout had eggplant, turmeric, harissa, zucchini, garbanzos, tomato, and raisins. It was very good, and just spicy enough.
R had the Tunisian seafood and vegetable stew: White fish, shrimp, mussels, cumin, carrots, turnips, zucchini, potato and red pepper, served with semolina bread (“Khubz Mbassis”). He found the whitefish tough, but overall liked the dish fine.
For appetizer, D had the Fassolia khadra lil salata (fresh green bean salad with tomato, red onion, feta cheese, butter lettuce, and basil vinaigrette), and R and I had the Exotic Nile split pea soup with onion, garlic, red pepper, zucchini, tomato, and split pea. Both were very good.
The big winner of the evening was the dessert: Tunisian sweet almond briks with rosewater honey and whipped cream. Major Wow 🙂 Maurice said they might put it on the regular menu.