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or me·ze (mĕt′zā)
1. Small, savory dishes served as appetizers or accompaniments to alcoholic drinks in Greek or Middle Eastern cuisine.
2. pl. mez·zes or mezze or meze A dish of this type.

[From Modern Greek mezés and Turkish meze, a dish served as mezze, and Arabic mazza, mezze, all ultimately from Persian maza, taste, flavor, food eaten with drink to bring out its flavor.]
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Delicious with my mezze of Mid-East dishes (baba ghanoush, feta, olives) and recommended for any antipasto, Lazy Susan, dim sum or picnic spread.
Food options include mezze platters, premium French cheese selections, juicy burgers, grilled meats and seafood, and fresh salads as well as a range of desserts.
Delight in a lavish brunch including a wide range of Middle Eastern and international delicacies, hot and cold mezze and speciality dishes for the Eid occasion.
It serves falafels, shawarma lamb and chicken, grilled halloumi, lamb kaftas, shish taouk and seujuk, in either a pita bread, laffa flatbread or box - which can be topped up with 15 ingredients from the mezze bar.
The lunch menu is modest, but each dish is homemade and authentically Turkish, containing mixed mezze, kofte, stuffed artichokes and Turkish dumplings.
HILLSBOROUGH FARMERS MARKET Date: Saturday 29th June Time: 10am - 3pm Location: Hillsborough Fort With 30 stalls to browse featuring chutneys & jams, mezze & charcuterie and street food to name but a few and much, much more all served with a dollop of fun!
The menu is long and fiddly, with hot mezze, cold mezze, pide, seafood, a grill section, platters, salads, steaks and veggie options, plus a set two or three-course meal.
The buffet was impressive with its vast variety of both vegetarian and meaty choices of Arabic cold mezze and salads such as aubergine moussaka, beetroot salad, baba ghanouj, honey-roasted chicken salad, roasted potato salad with sundried tomato and asparagus, smoked salmon salad with avocado and blue cheese dressing and vine leaves.
Mezze platter INGREDIENTS SERVES ABOUT 4 For the tabouleh: 15g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 1tbsp finely diced red onion 1/2 red pepper, finely diced 1tsp lemon juice y For the minty tzatziki: 125g coconut yoghurt 1tbsp chopped mint 1tsp maple syrup 1tsp garlic powdder 1tsp lemon juice e For the hummus: 3 garlic cloves, minced f Zest and juice of 2 lemons 500g (1lb 2oz) canned chickpeas, drained and rinssed 4tbsp hulled tah hini 2tbsp miso 1/2tsp chilli powdder 125ml water 1 pinch smoked paprika 1tsp sesame seeeds 1 parsley sprig To serve: crisppbreads 1/2 cup hummus 70g pickled onio on 80g cherry toma atoes 60g olives, pitteed 50g radishes in 80g artichokes i brine, drained Info DIRECTIONS Combine the tabouleh ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
So, when I attended a recent Shabbat dinner in Istanbul at the home of Sami Konfino and his family, I immediately searched for the eggplant on the vast mezze of appetizers.
class="MsoNormalIf you're here with friends, like I was, the mezze platter is the best option.
To celebrate the occasion, Savaro will be offering a complimentary glass of wine and a mezze per table to all customers on April 2 - book now so you don't miss out.