Surprisingly, we had room for desserts and some of the delights included Kunafa, a traditional Lebanese sweet made with semolina and cheese (BD3++) and phyllo
pastry filled with pistachio nut just perfect with a double espresso to end the night.
The menu is built around two quintessential Syrian street foods: freshly baked mana'eesh flatbread topped with a variety of ingredients, from sujuk (spiced ground beef) to crumbled halloumi cheese with braised, lemony spinach, and knafeh, a warm sweet dish of gooey cheese and phyllo
strands, scented with rose water and soaked in syrup.
As if peeling phyllo
from baklava, though, little by little she uncovers the pistachios: secreted away is a scandal involving the inscrutable Professor Azur.
Scoop rounded teaspoons mushroom filling into phyllo
cups top with sage cream.
The remainder of the savory menu was provided by chef Aven Whittington of Mangia Bene and included phyllo
cups stuffed with caramelized onions and smoked bacon, crostini topped with wild mushroom ragout, smoked duck skewers, and grilled asparagus with comeback sauce.
Beautifully illustrated, the thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes for pumpkin and other winter squish dishes range from Thai Curried Pumpkin in Phyllo
Cups; Roasted Pumpkin and Barley Pilaf; Spicy Beef Stew in a Pumpkin Shell; Pumpkin Donut Muffins; and Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies; to Almond Bread Pudding; Barbecued Chicken Thighs with Spicy Pumpkin Sauce; Red Cabbage and Maple-Roasted Delicata Salad; and Pumpkin Fudge.
Finely chop the extra phyllo
dough and add in to mixture, stir to combine.
A delightful array of the freshest seafood follows: Nigiri Sushi With Oh-Toro, Kinmedai, Hamachi, Tasmanian Ocean Trout And Unagi; Sashimi Two Ways Comprised Of Australian Scampi, Uni And Truffle New Style and Japanese Snapper Dried Miso; Sashimi Salad Of Kampachi, Blue Fin Tuna And Tachiuo Topped With Matsuhisa Dressing; And Phyllo
Wrapped King Prawn In Sweet Truffle Aioli, Smoked Cauliflower Puree And Micro Greens.
As for desserts, Ariss teaches cooking lovers how to make cheesecake with osmalieh (shredded phyllo
The Mushroom Phyllo
Rolls are a quick and much easier way to use phyllo
pastry, rather than folding them into triangles.
Scott line initially consists of Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jack Cheese that is hand-rolled with hickory-smoked bacon; Caribbean Mahi Burgers, combining freshly ground mahi mahi with fire roasted green chilies and a proprietary blend of Caribbean spices; Southwest Phyllo
Cups, filled with wild-caught U.
fresh homemade soups, spinach/feta phyllo
and whatever inspires her culinary creativity.