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
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
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
Zaytinya, 701 9th Street NW, Washington DC
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.
They were all shared tapas, but yes, I did eat a lot. It’s easy when the food is that tasty. (>_<)