Can anyone tell me what the food of Levant means? I had no idea but it’s actually a region of the Middle East: Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Palestine, Jordan, and Turkey. Here you find the traditional Levantine cuisine which is famous for foods bursting with flavour as you’ll see below.
So let me introduce you to Ceru.........
This little beauty in London’s Fitzrovia has been doing the rounds for a little while now and after appearing at some major festivals, they have set up a pop up restaurant on Rathbone Place off London's Charlotte Street.
As we entered we were welcomed with a zingy and rather exotic Passionista cocktail which was the perfect way to start the evening. We were treated to tapas style dishes which were beautifully crafted and carefully curated for the eyes as well as for the tastebuds.
For starters we had a four in one dip selection for a reasonable £6.50 consisting of 'pancar' - roast beetroot, yoghurt, garlic and topped with pistachio nuts. Houmous - a spicy fiery roast red pepper dip and finally a fadi - fried baby courgette, purée with tahini, roast garlic yoghurt and lemon. They were all incredible!!!
Then came out another gorgeous little number - bite size pieces of Halloumi costing a very reasonable £5.50.
We then opted for the slow roast lamb shoulder with a fresh pomegranate and pistachio dressing. This was an amazing combination which I’d love to replicate at home.
Next, we enjoyed a palette cleansing crisp apple, pomegranate and mint salad. Visually it was stunning and interesting, even the red apple skin had a matching red bowl rim – talk about attention to detail here!
For dessert, we enjoyed a walnut and pistachio cake served with vanilla poached apricots!! Nothing too heavy and a great way to end the meal.
Want to visit? Be quick! Their temporary home is only open until the 30th April.
To find out more visit Ceru Restaurants
Disclaimer: We were invited to attend Ceru for review purposes.