Tasty Tuesday: Zaytinya

One of the many José Andrés restaurants in Washington DC, Zaytinya focuses on Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines. We ordered the Mezze Lunch to give us a chance to sample more. Everything was good, but the Arayes and Keftedes Kapama really blew our minds. The desserts and house made Ginger Beer also exceeded expectations.

Bantijan Bil Laban
Crispy eggplant, roasted garlic-yogurt sauce


Purée of chickpeas, garlic, tahini


Traditional chickpea fritters, tahini sauce

Keftedes Kapama

Beef and lamb meatballs, feta cheese, rustic tomato sauce, cinnamon, allspice

Seared Skuna Bay Salmon

Black hommus, barberries, mint


Grilled ground lamb and tahini stuffed pita, garlic-yogurt

Turkish Delight

Walnut ice cream, yogurt mousse, honey gelée, orange-caramel sauce, caramelized pine nuts

Greek Yogurt and Apricots

Muscat soaked apricots, vanilla yogurt cream, apricot sorbet, pistachio powder

Ginger Beer House Soda

Zaytinya, 701 9th Street NW, Washington DC


  1. T__________T

    I was gonna ask how you can eat all of that, but looking at the pics I’ll probably gobble them all up too. I’m jelly.


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