On Monday, November 9, Toro will play home to a sort of high-low collaboration as Mike’s City Diner’s Jay Hajj shares the kitchen with Ken Oringer. Hajj won’t be cooking Mike’s specialties like hash and eggs, but rather, a full menu of Lebanese fare, below. The dinner is a la carte and, as always, no reservations will be taken, so clear your schedule now so you can show up early.
Hoummos Bi Tahini $6.-
Puree of chickpeas, tahini and garlic
Fried patties made of seasoned ground chickpeas and fava beans, served with tahini sauce.
This dish, imported from Egypt, has become a staple of Lebanese cuisine and is found in every sandwich shop and at every mezze table
Tabouli Salad $5.-
Salad made from fresh minced parsley, mint, coriander, thyme, onions, cracked wheat, tomatoes, Lebanese dressing and olive oil.
The most popular Middle Eastern salad
Kibbee Balls $9.-
Kibbee balls stuffed with lamb, onions, pine nuts and cracked wheat
Stuffed Grape Leaves $8.-
Rolled grape leaves stuffed with grilled lamb, rice and middle eastern spices
Kafta Kabob $12.-
Lean lamb seasoned with special spices, fresh onions and parsley, skewered and char broiled
Kibbee Naye $8.-
Lamb tartar, puree of crushed wheat, onions and spices
Chicken Shawarma $10.-
Marinated chicken with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and Lebanese seasoning, served with tahini sauce
Lebanese lamb sausage sautéed in vegetable oil and lemon
’07 Ksara Blanc de Blancs Sauvignon-Chardonnay blend, Bekka Valley, Lebanon $10.-
’06 Ksara Reserve Du Couvent Syrah- Cab Franc blend, Bekka Valley, Lebanon $10.-
Almaza Pilsner, Lebanon $4.-