For this post, I have decided to try a dish I have never tried before. I chose to go to a restaurant on Front St. called “Sultan’s Tent.” Looking over their menu, the braised lamb shank really stood out to me. Also because the waiter suggested it. I also ordered hummus & pita, but I will direct my focus on the lamb.
The food was served like this:
At first glance, I thought that it looked very appetizing. The vegetables looked a little bit overcooked, especially the cucumbers. The saffron rice added some color to the entire dish as it was very dark. I also noticed that there is only one piece of carrot on my plate.
The aroma of the dish was very inviting, but not too strong. Evey aspect of the dish just came together, smell wise.
I pick up my fork and a press on the meat, and it just slides off the bone. My first bite and it seemed like the lamb just melted in my mouth.The vegetables may looked overcooked, but they a level of bite to it. The crushed cashews adds a crunchy texture along with very tender meat. The saffron rice was cooked perfectly.
The lamb and the glaze that covered it was very mellow to the palate. It didn’t have an overwhelming flavor but it was very delicious. Combining it with the sweetness of the beets and the rice, it created a very wonderful experience on my palate. I usually am not a fan of beets, but on this occasion, it worked so well with the dish that I just couldn’t resist. Regarding my palate, I find myself taking a liking to very soft flavors. Nothing too sweet, nothing too salty, but just enough to compliment the components of the dish.
I would definitely revisit this place and I highly recommend it for anyone that is looking for a great experience during dinner. The night I went, they had live jazz music playing in the background which created such a great ambience and really set the mood for dinner. It was very unfortunate that I had missed the belly dancing show they typically have, but hopefully I will be back soon.
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