Mediterranean Cuisine: What is Mezze?

Welcome to Olivia Restaurant’s blog! If you are here, you are probably a fan Mediterranean food, but in case you aren’t too familiar with this ethnic region, we want to fill you in. Check out this article detailing the meal known as Mezze.

A-Mezze-ing Flavors!

Mezze is a collection of small Mediterranean dishes that complement each other. It can be served for any meal of the day.

Depending on the regional preference, you receive different dishes. Turkish mezze consists of cheese, melon, salad, seafood, cacik (yogurt with garlic and cucumbers), stuffed vegetables, and meatballs.

Greece and the Balkans have hot and cold dishes that taste savory and spicy. Common features include salads, garlic bread, kalamata olives, fried vegetables, eggplant salad, and feta cheese. Spiced meatballs are also a specialty.

Other Mediterranean dishes include hummus, falafel, and sausages.

Whatever options you choose, when you sit down at Olivia, you get an eclectic culinary experience! Whether you stop by alone for lunch, bring a date for dinner, or throw a family celebration, the mouth-watering mezze dishes are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

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