Cal-Med

A menu, based on seasonally available ingredients, developed in consultation with Guest Chef Leslie Alamsha Omran, beings with Mezze- a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks as a course in the Middle East and Mediterranean

Scroll to bottom for sample menu

MEZZE

Eggplant Rolls G

Chinese eggplant/Mozzarella di Bufala/ roasted sweet red pepper/ fresh basil G

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Napa Valley Goat Cheese Phyllo Stacked with Crushed Olives

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White Bean  or Traditional Hummus

Beet Hummus

photo by katie hargrave
photo by katie hargrave

Grilled Pork Kebabs/ Mint-cucumber Yogurt Sauce G

Photo by kae71463
Photo by kae71463

Caviar de AubergineEggplant Caviar, Toast Points

Tabouli

Baba Ganoush

Mediterranean Chicken Skewers

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Leslie’s Amazing Hummus

Moroccan Meatballs on a bed of Arugula,

topped with Greek yogurt aioli and Harrisa-tomato sauce

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Wild Rice with Dill and Carmelized Onions

Lamb Skewers with Walnut & Pomegranate Molasses

SALADS

Pan-seared Scamorza and Two Pestos with Arugula G

a sun-dried tomato pesto and an arugula pesto

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Fattoush

Photo from The Culinary Geek
Photo from The Culinary Geek

Traditional Lebanese salad of romaine lettuce, scallions, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, mint and radishes tossed with pita croutons

ENTRÉE SELECTIONS

Lamb Tagine/ Israeli Couscous with Pistachios and California Apricots

lamb-tagine-not-mine
photo by Andrew Nash

 

Mediterranean White Fish (or Chicken) in Banana Leaves G

This recipe combines a traditional Mexican cooking technique and Mediterranean flavors, wrapping either poultry or, in this case, fish, in banana leaves with vegetables and herbs and spices, and baking it. creates a flaky, moist and flavorful fishI use the best-available, local,  sustainable-sourced white fish, olives, capers and cherry tomatoes.

1 Pescado Pibil
Photo by Adriana Almazan Lahl from Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions and Recipes, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Mediterranean Fish Soup G

A savory seafood stock, fennel and saffron are the flavor high notes for this hearty main course soup. I use the best-available, local,  sustainable-sourced white fish fillets, topped with pita point croutons (omitted for gluten-free menu)

Roast Leg of Lamb or Grilled Baby Lamb Chops with Ladolemono G

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served with

Cranberry Harissa Chutney G

and

Grilled Balsamic FenneG

Salmon Marbella / brown sugar/capers/olives/figs/oregano/ white wine G

served with

Israeli Toasted Couscous

DESSERT  SELECTIONS

Honey and Tahini Ganache with Toasted Sesame Seeds G

Toasted Almond & Bittersweet Chocolate-stuffed Baked Figs

/ mascarpone cream/ port wine syrup

Agave-soaked Orange Pound Cake

w/ toasted hazelnut crumble

 

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