My family and I headed to the city to see the tree and Christmas decorations. Of course we had to eat first. We ended up settling for some great Turkish food at Akdeniz.
We were served a basket of complimentary bread and started off with a few appetizers. The Mediterranean salad had lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh mint, corn, parsley, green pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, and feta cheese. We had to try some of the babaghannous made with char-grilled smoked eggplant puree flavored with tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice.
The pan fried zucchini pancakes were served with a garlic yogurt sauce.
The kebabs were tender and packed a lot of flavor. The Sultan’s Delight was a classic ottoman dish made with smoked eggplant puree mixed with flour, milk and mozzarella cheese served with chicken or lamb on top. Yum!
The falafel was made with chickpeas, onion and celery seasoned with garlic, parsley and herbs and served with tahini sauce.
For dessert we had a kadayif. It’s similar to baklava and made with string-shaped dough with a sweet pistachio filling. The Turkish custard was yummy too.
I really enjoyed our dinner at Akdeniz. The space was small and the food was delicious. Definitely check it out if you’re in the mood for some traditional Turkish food.
Akdeniz Turkish Cuisine
19 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036