Monday, May 12, 2008
Super Food at Terzo
Terzo is a winner. I introduced PH to the small plates Mediterranean joint almost a year ago, and she's just as crazy about Terzo's French-cum-Italian-cum-Moroccan-cum-Spanish-cum-Portuguese food as I am. Tonight, PH's pick of the litter was the free-range chicken spiedini (above left) skewered with crispy bread cubes and generous helpings of cilantro, chiles and onion. We were also pleased as punch with the deep-fried panzarotto (a calzone oozing with fresh mozzarella, sitting in a lovely marinara sauce). We lay waste to all of our dishes—the pungent, lightly sauteed scallops with crisp sugar snaps, the sizzling hot and creamy baked goat cheese with heavenly house-made peach jam on toastettes, the roasted beets with walnuts and creme fraiche (PH, who's never really liked beets, has changed her mind about 'em now: "I guess I never liked 'em because, growing up, my mom used to feed me the awful canned beets. Now I get it. These are really good," she said), and the awesomely thick and flavorful hummus with home-made pita bread spiced with za'atar.
We didn't stop there. We bid adieu with a hefty slice of the spongey midnight cake, allspice ice cream scoop and whipped cream. Well worth the calorie splurge, from start to finish.