Saturday, March 6, 2010


Crystal's friend, Rosalyn, organized an outing to Tanoreen last night. Mabel couldn't make it because of a departmental communication snafu.

When I walked into the restaurant to meet the others, a couple with a stroller were being turned away because they didn't have reservations. They must not have heard the unfortunate (for them) news of the recent positive NYT review. I felt a little twinge of guilt.

Crystal and Cristiana got mixed drinks which they thought were a bit oversweet, although that didn't stop them from ordering seconds. It looked like lamb was the featured food on the menu, so I tried ordering the lamb-stuffed cabbage leaves. That didn't turn out to be the best choice, because the waiter suggested I get the Lamb Fette (on the specials menu) instead. Sure, why not?

I'm glad I did. It was really delicious. I particularly liked how they incorporated some crunchiness into it.

Dessert was notable for the Knafeh which is this red, baked cheese thing with a shredded-wheat-like topping. The cheese was pleasantly chewy and there was a light scent of rosewater. It was wonderful.

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Brooklyn, NY 11209

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