I have been a huge fan of Mediterranean food all my life and have got the opportunity to explore its variation of it in the places I have travelled.
The cusine really is bold and caters to your palette in a strong flavorful way. I recently got the opportunity to try the food at Anwar's kitchen in DTLA . Corner place with ultra-modern interiors, I was quite taken away by the food and service. It was completely empty on a Saturday post-lunch hours which kinda gave the whole place to us. We ordered a bunch of stuff from their specialities - Chicken shawarma fries, grilled salmon, chicken wrap, chicken shawarma, chicken shawarma tacos, pistachio baklava, walnut baklava, and the hibiscus tea. The food here is very rich and has amazing presentation and quality ingredients. The pita and sauces served were all in-house which explains the freshness of everything. I loved the chicken tacos, a great fusion with Mexican food taking small pita pockets and filling them with the shawarma, topping them with some onion, and then adding some salsa to the top, it was savoury! Grilled salmon was really good, fresh, steaming served over a bed of rice and some salad, it spoke of gourmet food. Loved the idea of spreading shawarma over fries and topping it with the sauces. I absolutely loved the baklava, both pistachios and walnut were heavy, rich, sweet, and tasted authentic, it's not an easy dessert to master. Overall experience was quite amazing and I can't wait to go back!