Friday, December 01, 2006

Sho Zareef halZareef !

Another loaded Thursday! I always thought Thursdays are supposed to be the lamest work days, everybody is usually mentally and emotionally prepared for the weekend. So by noon time, you'd find everyone wrapping up their pending work matters in an attempt to adjust into the "weekend mood" rather than the "work-holism mood" .

So today I had dinner plans with my friends, celebrating a birthday of one of them . And since we made it a habit to go out and try a new restaurant out each birthday . this birthday pick was the new Iranian/Persian restaurant "Zareef".


The place is located at Abdoun circle, occupying half a building of two stories "I think ! but who would really care about this piece of info. ! Anyway ..." .We arrived there after 8 . it was still empty by then .We climbed the stares to the 2nd floor where the better scene is . Our table was located next to the big windows overlooking the street and the shops across.




The general atmosphere of the place is cozy , and clean . Iranian music plays in the background , slightly dimmed lights , enhancing the coziness effect , not to darkness degree though ,I don't like places with minimal light , it always gives me the feeling that something creepy is going on , besides , eating would be such a hard task , considering the fact that you can barely see what's on your plate !

The menu had Iranian/Persian names with explanation of the content of each dish. We started with appetizers .Shami , which is very close to Koufta balls , along with some Nan Panir Sabzi , which is Iranian cheese , served with hot yummy bread , and some Kashk Badenjan , which is mainly fried eggplant topped with kashk , fried onions , mint & garlic.


Main dishes that we ordered were all about rice, meat and chicken. Rice is done in three different ways, either with saffron, vegetables or with Zereshk (some kind of sweet and sour dried fruit close to raisins). Persian food seemed a bit dry to us, since we are used to have rice with something to gravy/Vigi base to the side, We needed to moist our dishes so , each one of us ordered special Iranian yogurt to go with the dish. The food was good, the amount of rice was huge though.


I liked the place, the service was more than great and the prices are reasonable. Food wise , its okay , may be it lacks variety . but for rice lovers , I think it will be a perfect pick !

10 comments:

Summer said...

Nice post Danah and good review of the place.
"I don't like places with minimal light , it always gives me the feeling that something creepy is going on , besides , eating would be such a hard task , considering the fact that you can barely see what's on your plate !" this sentence made me laugh, i feel the same way about dim light places, they also make me sleepy!!

abdullah said...

Sa7tain we hana, aish esmu...zareef weraye2

Dar said...

Sheklo zaki o ana jo3aaan !!!!

CheeerZ!

(Tealover) said...

lol Summer .. yeah .. tell me about it .. my eyes itch is such places .. andif there lots of argeeleh's smoke too ! .. Glad you came by :) ...

Thanks Abdullah .. 3ala albak .. esmo Zareef .. bs a3deto ray2a :).. I recommend it lalli be7ebbo elrawa2 .

Dar
Yeah its okay :) .. thanks for coming by ..

sharifo said...

saba7ek kheir,
el moshekla ino ana 2areet el post abel ma a6la3 3al jam3a...ya3ni hala2 tool el youm wana bafaker bel roz !!
aight..thanks for passing btw, sa7teen, happy birthday for your friend...ciau !

(Tealover) said...

Ahlan ahlan Sharifo :) ..wallahe elroz kan jad zaki bs elli azka menno el khoboz.. !!!

Anonymous said...

Nice review..:) my friend and I were talking about the place yest and that we should go and try it soon,I think after ur review we will..:) ..but one question plz..do they serve alcohol.? i wish they dont..
thanks again..

(Tealover) said...

:) Actually .. this is a plus for the place that they do not serve alcoholic drinks there .. so the atmosphere is very comfy !
thankx for stepping by .. and come back !
hope you'll enjoy your meal there Anon. :)

Mala2e6 said...

I'll be back to read and comment..in the meanwhile

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Tamara said...

Danah

Thanks for the review, sounds like a nice place to try...