- Cuisines: Mediterranean, International, Fusion
We once said we could go for garlic in anything but ice cream, only to be proven wrong by a dessert served here. This theme restaurant follows two strong, overriding ideas: Everyone needs a shot of garlic every day, and everything tastes better if it's doctored with a dose of the Mediterranean's most potent ingredient. The no-frills setting is artfully spartan, with bare wooden tables that have hosted an unexpectedly large number of rock stars. Expect garlic in just about everything, from soup (try the garlic-ginger with clam) to such main courses as beefsteak covered with fried minced garlic; and Transylvania-style vampire steak, drenched in horseradish, tomato, and garlic sauce. And then there's the garlic ice cream, which tastes a hell of a lot better than it sounds: The garlic is mixed in with honey ice cream and sweetened with green peppercorn strawberries and chocolate-dipped garlic cloves. Now, what to drink to wash down all these flavors? Garlic ale or garlic beer, of course.
- © Frommer's 2013