Saturday, 15 March 2014

Turkish Delight

Turkish tonight dear? Its Saturday night Me and a friend booked a table in Grille- a Turkish restaurant in the heart of Cheltenham. As we arrived the place was so quiet we book the table for 7pm, we were the first costumer to arrived. As we get in I felt as I was entering in someone's house, the deco was OK a few pictures frames on the walls and one thing caught my eye the Hagia Sophia photo frame and a hanging  Turkey's flag.

We were greeted by a waitress and seated by the fireplace, it was nice and cosy. We were handed the menu and lots of dishes to choose from, it was my first time to try Turkish cuisine so I don't have any clue what to order, as I scan my eyes to the menu noticed a nice selection of dishes from mezze to meats, fish and drinks. We ordered Bottle of Rosè, together with a mixed mezze selection platter - Houmous mashed Chick Peas, Tahini, Lemon, Olive Oil and a hint of Garlic, Haydari Greek yoghurt mixed with fresh dill,garlic and olive oil, cacık yogurt with cucumber and garlic, tzatsiki greek yoghurt sauce made with cucumbers and fresh mint. Tyrokafteri feta and red chillies served with freshly bake Pide Bread with salad and onion rings. 

For our mains I ordered Lamb kleftico it came with salad and bulgur rice, the lamb was nice and I did enjoy the Bulgur rice it was well seasoned, my friend ordered Lamb shank stifado it came with salad and bulgur rice too.

The mains was so filling but we still wanted to try some Turkish desserts. We ordered Almond Baklava a filo pastry with honey and almonds and served with fresh cream, Loukoumades made from deep-fried dough balls, which are soaked in a honey syrup with cinnamon with almonds and fresh cream. The food was nice,the service was excellent the waitress and the manager keeps coming and checking on every table. The night ended with a mouthful of Turkish delight mmmm so sweet  ...And the night was literally a Turkish Delight...

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