Sunday, March 20, 2011

Yossi's, Davenport Road, Durban

Yossi's has a very welcoming atmosphere, the warm colours and cosy, comfortable seating makes you feel at home right away. The night we dined there, a Wednesday, there was a live jazz band playing, which added a really great dimension. We were completely relaxed and happy in our surroundings.

We ordered a mezze platter to start. The particular platter we chose contained various dips and some sliced pita bread. Nothing crazy fancy, just some nibbles so that the wine didn't knock us over too early in the evening. Generally the dips were lovely, the olive tapenade was noteworthy and we pretty much licked the dish clean. However, I must say, I was disappointed with the tzatziki as it was watery and tasteless.
The main course was sublime. On the menu the dish is called "The Sultan Fainted". Layers of eggplant, parmesan, mozzarrella, tomato and mushrooms on a bed of cous cous. I am sure there were other ingredients but I don't know what they are because by then I'd had a few glasses of wine. Whatever they were, the ingredients blended together perfectly which resulted in a rich, strong flavour. I wasn't even that hungry after our mezze platter but it tasted so good that the entire plate was polished off before I knew it.

Prices were reasonable, service was fair and on the whole we had a fantastic night.

Completely Cooked Rating: 6/10

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