Last night I went for dinner with a good friend of mine to one of my favourite Ottawa restaurants – Aroma Meze. Aroma Meze serves Greek and Mediterranean inspired tapas (small plates) and it does not disappoint. We started with the eggplant dip with fresh pita and spanikopita. Aside from its colour, neither one of us is a fan of eggplant. However, this dip had no hint of eggplant bitterness whatsoever and had just the right balance of lemon and garlic. The pita was warm, carby goodness….
My friend cannot go to Aroma Meze without eating the festival of dates and fois gras – Madjool dates stuffed with foie gras, gorgonzola and topped with a walnut. I opted for slightly simpler fare: chicken stuffed with spinach and feta, with a light sauce. Additionally, there are cool dishes like cheese that is set on fire at your table. I’m all for dishes that look like the towering inferno before you can eat them!
Aroma Meze is located at 239 Nepean Street in downtown Ottawa. Reservations can also be made online at http://www.aromameze.com which is incredibly convenient!