Sunday, October 31st, 2010
Headed to the late showing of Paranormal Activity 2 last night at Fork and Screen in Buckhead, DC and I made a pitstop at Kyma for some appetizers and a cocktail.
A wise choice on this Halloween Eve, Mediterranean food contains enough garlic to keep vampires at bay!
I won’t drink ouzo because I detest licorice, but Mediterranean flavors do go well with a strong, clear liquor. My choice? Gin. Bombay Sapphire, dry, straight up with 3 olives…..my standard. DC had the same, but with vodka.
Babaganoush is one of my favorite dips, a savory blend of smoked or roasted eggplant, garlic, olive oil, and tahini. The Greek version, called melitzanosalata, adds walnuts and was among the four spreads offered on Kyma’s mezze menu as a sampler,l served with toasted pita triangles.
The other three, htipiti made with roasted red peppers, skordalia made with garlic and potato, and basic tzatsiki with pureed cucumber in Greek yogurt were presented in four little scoops, each topped with an olive. (a brief aside, I love Greek yogurt and have been eating plain 0% Fage regularly, topped with cinnamon, raw honey, chopped figs, almonds, and golden raisins….perhaps a post is in order!)
Their babaganoush, or melitzanosalata, had just enough smoky character to pass my inspection, just wish the portion were more substantial. The other spreads were alright, mainly providing a reason for me to eat the crispy and chewy pita bread.
Anticipating getting more snacks at Fork and Screen, we chose one more dish, the spicy lamb pie. Ground lamb wrapped in phyllo dough and fried, then placed on a piece of kefalograviera cheese and topped with lightly dressed arugula. Although not particularly spicy, we both really enjoyed the flavor combination of the rich lamb with the intense, tangy cheese.
Momentarily satisfied, we were on to the theater, ready to be scared!
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