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Inspiration: Comptoir, London

IMG_0573Unlike Ottolenghi’s shop, which I sought out as if on a pilgrimage to a holy place, my visit to Comptoir in London was purely happenstance. I stumbled upon it while walking around the South Kensington area one day. The brightly colored exterior caught my eye; I made note to look the place up online and see if it was worth a visit. Lebanese canteen, authentic Middle Eastern flavors, fresh, stylish – Comptoir sounded amazing. A day or so after, I went back on purpose to grab a quick bite to eat.

Comptoir is a restaurant, a market, and a wonderful place for people watching. It is easy on the wallet and pleasing in both taste and style. I sat outside {during winter! hooray for heat lamps!} and ordered none other than their mezze platter. The platter featured a sampling of Comptoir’s take on standard fare – tabbouleh, hummus, falafel, and pickles – all of which were delicious. My meal also included a sambousek, a tiny cheese and spinach filled pie, the likes of which I had tasted never before. Its warm, crisp dough the perfect complement to the {not overly} tangy, cheesy center. I was so satisfied and full after enjoying the mezze platter, that I didn’t have any room for one of Comptoir’s luscious-sounding desserts {chocolate cranberry brownie? yes, please}. Thankfully, my meal left me with the energy to explore more during my brief stay in London and inspired me to learn to make sambousek once back at home. –jacque

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This entry was posted on March 19, 2013 by in M & D Inspiration.

About Jacque & Jaime

Jaime and Jacque are two gals who discovered a mutual passion for Mediterranean flavors and ingredients and never turned back. They started Mezze & Dolce to share this love, their recipes, and their inspirations with the world. Follow them at www.mezzeanddolce.com.

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