Thursday, February 19, 2015

This week's food shot: Mamnoon Restaurant

Last Sunday I finally made it to Mamnoon, a new beautiful restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves up modern Middle Eastern cuisine. We lucked out on happy hour and sat outside in the sun. The No 1. sxse cocktail was right up my alley with bourbon, coffee liqueur and cardamon bitters, a cocktail version of turkish coffee. And during happy hour it comes with your choice of a sweet or savory snack plate. We sampled both, the sweet having three beautiful little bites with amazing flavors like pistachio, date, apricot, almond and something floral I couldn't my finger on and the savory was beautifully plated with pickled vegetables, spicy, herbed roasted nuts and a tiny pita filled with thick yogurt and cucumber that reminded me of a better take on an English tea sandwich. We decided to also try the Shamndar bi tahini which is grated beets, yogurt, garlic and tahini. The color was incredible and the taste was refreshing and creamy. I can't wait to go back for dinner.

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