Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dinner at Dolma in Jersey City, NJ

Dan and I had a delicious al fresco meal at Dolma.  The food was all super delicious, authentic Mediterranean.  Possibly best lamb I've ever had.  Definitely plan to keep this in our regular 'toire, though better in warm weather because inside is small, and their outdoor seating is at least twice as plentiful as inside.

Dip Trio (L to R) Berbere Hummus - chickpeas, toasted sunflower seeds, cilantro ; Mohammara roasted red pepper, walnuts, parsley, pomegranate molasses; and Baba Ghanoush - eggplant, roasted red pepper, yogurt, pomegranate molasses.  Shockingly I didn't love their hummus - something about it was different in a way I didn't like.  But the other two were delicious, esp. the roasted red pepper dish.  Mental note - you CAN ask for more bread.  We each thought each plate should've had one more piece of bread, at least.

Dan got the Crispy Skinned Pan-roasted Half Chicken - braised red cabbage, buttered carrots, za’atar potatoes.  So delicious with a definite spice.  Lots leftover.
Grilled Lamb Chops with "Dirty" Pilaf - fenugreek-rubbed grilled lamb chops, “dirty” bulgur pilaf, grilled vegetables, mint aioli.  So amazing.  I had to stop myself from getting down and dirty on those bones since we were in public and on the street haha.  We had some left over which also tasted great the next day.  I've never had more tender or flavorful lamb chops before.  That mint sauce was a great compliment, and the rice was fluffy and had flavor but also absorbed the meat and mint sauces
Baklava with creme fraiche for dessert.  Perfect ending.

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