I was in the mall again a couple of weeks ago for some errands and was in the look out for an ink-efficient printer. I noticed Stavros, a Mediterranean bistro, and made a mental note to have dinner there after I finished my errands.
I was the only customer when I got here around 7 pm, and the kitchen crew seemed happy to see me. I was focused on hummus for my pita but they were fresh out of stock. The lady at the counter suggested Baba Ghanoush instead---a Levantine dip of eggplant and tahini, mashed and mixed with olive oil and garlic. I remember the eggplant dip/appetizer at Chateau 1778 that I have been trying to make at home but was never successful.
Anyway, I still prefer the eggplant appetizer at Chateau 1778 but this Baba Ghanoush was also tasty. Eggplant is one of my least favorite vegetables that I'm always delighted when I encounter an interesting and flavorful eggplant dish.
I wanted something light for the main course, and decided on Linguine alle Vongole--a lighter pasta made with fresh clams, garlic, wine, parsley and olive oil. This was scrumptious!
|Linguine alle Vongole