Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dinner Inspiration from Gucci

A week ago my husband graciously brought my boots to the cobbler down the street for repair. With the spelling of his last name there was an instant bond. As it turned out both he and the cobbler were Armenian. It was worth a $1 discount on the repairs, grocery store recommendations in Belmont, and ultimately tonight's dinner.

For an 'appetizer' (I call it so as the bag of 12 was partially devoured on the drive back to Charlestown), we had cheorag. Cheorag is a braided sesame seed sweet roll.
Saved for when we actually got home was metch. A cousin to tabbouleh, metch is a combination of bulgar wheat, tomatoes, green peppers, onion, scallions, parsley and hot pepper.
With the metch we had falafel, a patty made out of spiced fava beans and chickpeas. We ate the falafel wrapped in lavash (Armenian cracker bread), with hummus I had made the day before, and a yogurt sauce made with shallots and spices.
To round out the meal we had Pecan Baklava, a sweat dessert made with layers of filo dough, chopped pecans, cinnamon and honey.


  1. Are you kidding me?????? YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

    Where can we eat find these tasty dishes?

  2. Linking to your beautiful site today at 2:00PM, congrats!

  3. Thank you for the feedback! The baklava, cheorag and metch came from Eastern Lamejun Bakers, the falafel, yogurt and lavish came from Arax Market. Both are within minutes of each other - with other specialty Middle Eastern stores next door. Arax was larger and had more variety, although EL was giving out samples of freshly baked goods. So both worth the trip!