This weekend wasn’t as food filled as I might have hoped, but I still managed to fit in a fair bit of it.
I’ve been meaning to try out this Turkish restaurant for quite some time, specialising in Ottoman cuisine. They were quietly busy for a Friday evening, but we were able to eat immediately without a reservation.
To start we had a couple of their ‘mezze’ dishes, some gorgeous basil wrapped prawns and feta parcels. Very tasty and a great way to start the evening. The staff were helpful and attentive despite the frankly ridiculous amount of time my sister took to choose.
For my main I ordered their Ottoman grill, and mix of their various meat offerings. Lamb kofta, cutlet and steak; marinated chicken breast and poussin. The marinades were far more delicate than I expected and the grill was hot enough to give them a gentle smokey flavour.
My favourite bit, weirdly enough, were the chips. They were coated in a spice mix that was gorgeous, smokey paprika and something else. Yum.
A large part of my Saturday was spent pursuing a little project I’ve been thinking about for some time. It’s not quite finished yet, I need a couple of parts which are turning up today. There’ll be a full write up and lots of recipes in due time – until then, here’s a sneak peak!