I can’t count how many times I’ve walked past Kashkaval wondering what was going on in there. So when Z suggested that we have dinner there, I was excited to try it out. It’s a tricky restaurant because the front of it is like any other deli storefront, but in the back are a few tables where diners packed in to enjoy delicious meals. We waited quite a bit before we got a table, but it was totally worth it. Our meal started with a sampling of Cold Mediterranean Tapas.
I should have photographed each individually, but I was too hungry. We had (clockwise from bottom) Eggplant Caponata, Russian Salad, Taboule, Hummus, and in the middle Piyaz!
My favorites were the Taboule (although not as good as the one Ms. O's mom makes) and the Eggplant Caponata. They were spectacular. The Hummus was also incredible. The Piyaz (White beans, scallions, parsley, dill, olive oil, vinegar) was alright as was the Russian Salad (Potatoes, carrots, green peas, pickles, capers and herbs). The pita bread was fresh and they gave us a hearty serving. I tried not to stuff my face too much before my entrée arrived. The Chicken Kebab was fantastic.
The cubes of roasted chicken breast were marinated in delicious spices and served on a bed of orzo with a side salad. The salad was a little over feta'd but the dressing was delicious. Z ordered the Spinach & Feta Borek.
The spinach and feta cheese was rolled in phyllo dough and tasted great. I only had a small bite though because I was so full from the chicken Kebab.
The food at Kashkaval was tasty and the variety of options and different flavors made for a pleasurable dining experience. I’m definitely planning to stop by there to pick up Hummus or Eggplant Caponata next time I’m passing by. I recommend you do the same!