food Anahid Krichian catered to Armenian functions in north Jersey. Not only
does Anahid cater, she has a very popular restaurant as well.
meet our cousin Vivian and her husband John at Anahid’s Grill and Bistro Paterson, NJ for a relaxing and satisfying Armenian meal – and they’d bring their
own bottle of wine – a practice that’s unheard of in our south Florida establishments.
Dawn arranged a luncheon date for the four us at Anahid’s along with friends
Rose and John Kardashian (no relation to Kim). Upon entering the restaurant, we
bumped into a table of long-time friends from St. Leon Armenian Church. It was
like old-home week!
|Some of the appetizers at Anahid’s – manti with yogurt for dipping, and the remaining cheese boreg|
The main event was meeting Anahid in the flesh, and dining
on her wonderfully comforting food. The six of us shared an assortment of
mezzes – babaganoush, Armenian shepherd’s salad with a tangy lemon dressing,
cheese boregs, and manti with a yogurt dip.
|The filet mignon kebab platter.|
Five of us ordered the filet mignon
kebab and ‘wheat-lentil’ side dish – aka mujudara (spelling varies!). Doug had the chicken kebab.
Everything was spot-on.
Did we save room for dessert? You bet!
|The ice cream dessert Doug and I shared – yum!|
|One third portion of Anahid’s kadaif dessert!|
Most shared the
generous kadaif dessert, while Doug and I shared the creamy ice cream topped
with ground pistachio nuts and rose jam – delicious! Armenian coffee topped-off
and I continued on to nearby Nouri’s Middle Eastern store to stock-up. Doug
went home with the Kardashians because John promised to drive him back to my
sister’s house in his CORVETTE. Boys will be boys!
Anahid’s before heading back home.