Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Zaytinya Update

Update on Zaytinya fifth birthday celebration. The $5 drinks include the Pom-Fili, a sangria-like drink with white wine, vodka, triple sec, and pomegranate juice; the Lemon Thyme, lemon ouzo with thyme-infused syrup; and versions of the cosmo, sea breeze, and lemon drop. The $5 mezze are the five bestsellers: hummus, havuc koftesi (carrot-apricot-pine-nut fritters), spanakopita, salmon with roasted-garlic yogurt, and Chicken Muhammarah (chicken marinated with a roasted-red-pepper-and-walnut sauce). From experience I really recommend the hummus and Chicken Muhammarah. The $5 desserts include Turkish Delight, a sundae of walnut ice cream with yogurt mousse, honey gelĂ©e, and phyllo and the Black Cherry Yogurt—Greek yogurt topped with black cherries and cherry sorbet. No word on whether those are the only dessert for $5.

If you haven't had a chance to go there, now is definitely the time. Just snag a chair at the bar with a friend to split a mezze or two and a quick drink. It would be delicious and cheap. The deal runs through the 29th.