Fresh, Fresh and FRESH!
Friday, I was invited to Sassool to try some delicious Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine. When I arrived I was greeted with delightful smells. The spices and fresh aromas are present as soon as you walk into the restaurant.
I was able to learn about the newly renovated space and all of the upcoming features that will be present within the store. As I looked around the restaurant was PACKED! That to me was a great sign, a sign of loyalty and for obvious I reasons, a sign that this food must be delicious.
Before eating I had a quick tour of the market area. Here you can purchase anything from fresh spices to delicious desserts.
Fresh batches of almonds, packaged chic peas, dates, falafel, you name it, they have it!
Recently Sassool, hosted a recipe share contest and revealed their winner. The winner was able to have their meal displayed in the restaurant and featured on the menu. How cool is that!
After touring I was ready for a delicious meal, and since I'm eating mostly veggies I was not disappointed. They feature a hot and cold menu as well as made to order meals. They have so many options you can easily become overwhelmed in a positive way.
And of course they have my favorite meal..... Desserts!!!!
They literally have something for everyone, even VEGAN Baklava. Which was quit tasty might I add.
Since I was eating lunch I decided to roll with the following:
1. Fatoush Salad Chopped Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green bell pepper, onions, parsley, olive oil, vinegar and spices.
2. Corn Salad A delicious blend of corn, diced red and green bell pepper, cilantro, green onion, jalapeno, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
3. Cabbage Delight Sautéed cabbage, spinach, cilantro, bell peppers, onions, bulgur wheat, and spices. Served hot
4. Tzatiki and fresh Pita bread
I highly recommend that you check the menu before visiting, and also try the 3 or 4 sampler plate. You won't be disappointed everything was so flavorful and delicious I will most definitely be back. And conveniently they have 2 locations, one in Raleigh and the other in Cary!
Be sure to take home some fresh bread. Until next time.....