Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Tapas
Sarma is modeled after the meyhanes of Turkey, serving a menu of small plates or mezes that are designed to be shared like the tapas of Spain. The unusual cocktail selections pair perfectly with variety of dishes spiced with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors. Grilled octopus, flavored with cilantro and mint melted in my mouth and was cooled with a homemade yogurt. Fried olives have the sent of cumin and seven layer humus is unlike any you have ever tasted. This type of menu encourages drawn out meals with lots of great conversation between family and friends. Each dish leaves you curious about what is coming next. The bite sized food reflects the name Sarma—wrapped or enveloped; an embrace. One of my favorite restaurants, arrive early if you don't have a reservation and enjoy the bar scene at this destination worthy spot.
By Alison Abbott, AFAR Local Expert
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