ENTRÉES *Kofte Balanced mixture of prime ground beef, finely chopped onions, parsley, bread crumbs and spices hand prepared to small patties and char-grilled to perfect moist and aroma. *Chicken Shish Tender pieces of chicken breast marinated in Mediterranean milk, garlic and herbs sauce seasoned then char-grilled on skewers. *Midpoint Adana A specialty from Adana (Turkish Mediterranean City) Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire. Sautéed Chicken Chicken breast cubes sautéed with green & red peppers, mushroom, tomato, onion, garlic and spices to juicy perfection. Yogurt Adana This popular Turkish dish starts as Midpoint Adana Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire then shaved from the skewer & placed on a lightly hot buttered bed of bread cubes that is soaked in cold yogurt and sizzling hot fried tomato sauce. Sac Kavurma Diced lamb chunks stir fried on iron skillet with onion, tomato, mushrooms, green & red peppers, spices, butter and soy sauce. *Lamb Shish Lean cubes of lamb marinated and grilled over charcoal fire. *Lamb Chops Delicate lamb ribs meat cut perpendicularly to the spine, flattened and seasoned with traditional Turkish herbs & spices. Gently char-grilled to order. *Midpoint Grill Mix A luxurious combination of four select individually cooked entrées. Lamb Chops, kofte, lamb shish, chicken shish and Midpoint Adana served together as one generous portion. *Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf SPECIALTY ENTRÉES Manti (Turkish Meat Ravioli) Poached ground beef and dumplings served with garlic yogurt sauce. Vegetable Musakka Blend of pan fried eggplant, tomato and sautéed onions smothered with melted cheese. Eggplant Musakka Delicious blend of pan fried eggplant laden with a rich meat sauce, tomato, sautéed onions and green peppers. Hunkar Begendi   This ottoman dish translates to “the sultan liked it” Fire smoked eggplants pureed then blended with creamy sauce. Hunkar Begendi Veggie Grilled, tomato, onion, garlic, green & red peppers over Hunkar Begendi Hunkar Begendi w/ Chicken Hunkar Begendi w/ Lamb
SEAFOOD Trout (Alabalik) Delicious boneless brook trout dusted with bread crumbs and pan seared. Served with seasoned green salad. Grilled Shrimp Jumbo shrimps grilled on charcoal fire. Served over tomato, cucumber, onion & Midpoint mild mustard sauce. Salmon Shish Delicious filet of salmon seasoned and grilled. Served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus. Sauteed Salmon Filet of salmon sautéed with garlic, onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom, soy sauce and spices. Sauteed Shrimp Jumbo shrimps sautéed with garlic onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom and spices. Bronzini (Sea-bass) Cooked on charcoal fire where the juices of fish hits the fire which then covers the fish with the smoke that brings out the delicate flavor. Served with mixed greens.
TAPAS (MEZE) COLD Cacik Minced cucumbers & garlic blended in plain yogurt with fresh mint, fresh dill and spices. Mixed Pickles Pickled cabbage, peppers, carrots, almonds, tomatoes, baby cucumbers & paprika. Hummus Pureed chickpeas, tahini (toasted, ground, hulled sesame seeds), pureed garlic, milk, olive oil & spices. Spicy Pepper Tapenade Finely chopped green & red peppers, white onion, walnuts & garlic spiced up with hot pepper paste & tomato paste, lemon juice, spices. Sour pomegranate juice dressing added for extra zing . Sauced Eggplant Pan fried eggplant sautéed with green & red peppers, white onion and garlic. Eggplant Salad Charcoal fire smoked eggplants blended in finely chopped green & red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil & lemon juice. Babaganush A Lavantine Cuisine Classic Charcoal fire grilled eggplant dipped in lemon juice, cooked until tender and then pureed with tahini, garlic, yogurt, spices and olive oil. It’s a creamy zesty delight. Carrot Tarator Minced carrots blended with garlic & parsley in plain yogurt. It’s a carrot version of the cucumber tarator commonly known as cacik or tzatziki. Stuffed Grape Leaves Grape leaves stuffed with rice and boiled. Pan Fried Veggies Eggplant slices, zucchini slice and fresh cut potatoes pan fried in vegetable oil. Served with red and white sauce on the side. Haydari (Minty Yogurt Dip) This Turkish meze classic is a favorite side dish with meat entrees or just by itself. Minced garlic, dry mint, fresh dill and walnuts blended in thick strained yogurt. Drizzled with olive oil for a unique balanced taste. Mixed Tapas Generous mixture of Carrot Tarator, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spicy Pepper Tapenade, Eggplant Salad, Sauced Eggplant, Babaganush, Hummus & Haydari. Cheese Plate Elegant display of Hellim cheese, feta cheese, kashkaval cheese, mozzarella cheese, string cheese, braided cheese and cream cheese garnished with Sun-dried Turkish apricots & walnuts. HOT Midpoint Cheese Rolls Cheese, parsley, tomatoes and green peppers rolled in file dough and pan fried in vegetable oil to golden perfection. Falafel Chickpeas, beans, flour, garlic, carrots, celery, white onion, parsley & spices. Mucver Turkish fritter similar to a pancake, made from grated zucchini, eggs, onion, cheese, carrots, dill & spices. Edirne Ciger (Edirne Liver) Edirne style sliced liver pieces pan-fried in vegetable oil. Hellim Shish Hellim cheese char-grilled on skewers & served over cherry tomatoes, green peppers & shallot mix. Grilled Shrimp Grilled shrimps over tomato, cucumber, onion & Midpoint mild mustard sauce. SALADS Midpoint Salad Fresh mixed greens, roasted red peppers, carrots, tomatoes, corn & avocado prepared with our house dressing. Shepherd Salad This famous traditional Turkish salad is literally translated as “shepherd’s salad”. Combination of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, parsley, olive oil & lemon juice. Season Salad Mixture of fresh lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, olive oil & lemon juice. Arugula Salad Refreshing blend of carrots, onions, goat cheese, sour pomegranate juice dressing, olive oil, walnuts & mixed fruits Piyaz This traditional Turkish bean salad is prepared with white beans that are pre-soaked in vinegar and mixed with red & green peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion & eggs dressed with vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice. Hellim Salad Grilled Hellim cheese chunks mixed with fresh lettuce, arugula, carrots, cherry tomatoes, walnuts & mixed fruits SOUP Red Lentil Soup Traditional Turkish red lentil soup prepared with red lentils, tomato paste, pureed potatoes, minced carrots, onion, butter and spices Soup of the Day DESSERTS Tiramisu w/ ice cream Berry Tiramisu w/ ice cream Kunefe Baked shredded filo dough with cheese filing, sweetened with our chef’s special home made syrup and served hot. Baklava In this classic Turkish dessert, delicate leaves of crisp, golden filo are layered with a tempting mixture or crushed walnuts, pistachio, sugar and clove. Laden with rich, sweet, homemade syrup, our baklava is virtually irresistible. Rice Pudding (Sutlac) A delectable light pudding of boiled milk, rice, and sugar baked in the oven and then cooked in a clay bowl. Kazandibi This delicate Turkish dessert originates from the palace of Ottoman Empire. Kazandibi (Translates to bottom of cauldron) is a type of caramelized milk pudding with a purposely burnt bottom layer that adds a toasted marshmallow, caramel like flavor reminiscent of Crème brûlée. Served with ground pistachio & seasoned fresh fruit. SIDE DISHES Yogurt Bulgur Pilaf Midpoint Fries Turkish Rice Pilaf
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*Kofte Balanced mixture of prime ground beef, finely chopped onions, parsley, bread crumbs and spices hand prepared to small patties and char-grilled to perfect moist and aroma. *Chicken Shish Tender pieces of chicken breast marinated in Mediterranean milk, garlic and herbs sauce seasoned then char-grilled on skewers. *Midpoint Adana A specialty from Adana (Turkish Mediterranean City) Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire. Sautéed Chicken Chicken breast cubes sautéed with green & red peppers, mushroom, tomato, onion, garlic and spices to juicy perfection. Yogurt Adana This popular Turkish dish starts as Midpoint Adana Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire then shaved from the skewer & placed on a lightly hot buttered bed of bread cubes that is soaked in cold yogurt and sizzling hot fried tomato sauce. Sac Kavurma Diced lamb chunks stir fried on iron skillet with onion, tomato, mushrooms, green & red peppers, spices, butter and soy sauce. *Lamb Shish Lean cubes of lamb marinated and grilled over charcoal fire. *Lamb Chops Delicate lamb ribs meat cut perpendicularly to the spine, flattened and seasoned with traditional Turkish herbs & spices. Gently char-grilled to order. *Midpoint Grill Mix A luxurious combination of four select individually cooked entrées. Lamb Chops, kofte, lamb shish, chicken shish and Midpoint Adana served together as one generous portion. *Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf
ENTRÉES
SPECIALTY ENTRÉES Manti (Turkish Meat Ravioli) Poached ground beef and dumplings served with garlic yogurt sauce. Vegetable Musakka Blend of pan fried eggplant, tomato and sautéed onions smothered with melted cheese. Eggplant Musakka Delicious blend of pan fried eggplant laden with a rich meat sauce, tomato, sautéed onions and green peppers. Hunkar Begendi   This ottoman dish translates to “the sultan liked it” Fire smoked eggplants pureed then blended with creamy sauce. Hunkar Begendi Veggie Grilled, tomato, onion, garlic, green & red peppers over Hunkar Begendi Hunkar Begendi w/ Chicken Hunkar Begendi w/ Lamb
SEAFOOD Trout (Alabalik) Delicious boneless brook trout dusted with bread crumbs and pan seared. Served with seasoned green salad. Grilled Shrimp Jumbo shrimps grilled on charcoal fire. Served over tomato, cucumber, onion & Midpoint mild mustard sauce. Salmon Shish Delicious filet of salmon seasoned and grilled. Served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus. Sauteed Salmon Filet of salmon sautéed with garlic, onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom, soy sauce and spices. Sauteed Shrimp Jumbo shrimps sautéed with garlic onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom and spices. Bronzini (Sea-bass) Cooked on charcoal fire where the juices of fish hits the fire which then covers the fish with the smoke that brings out the delicate flavor. Served with mixed greens.
TAPAS (MEZE) COLD Cacik Minced cucumbers & garlic blended in plain yogurt with fresh mint, fresh dill and spices. Mixed Pickles Pickled cabbage, peppers, carrots, almonds, tomatoes, baby cucumbers & paprika. Hummus Pureed chickpeas, tahini (toasted, ground, hulled sesame seeds), pureed garlic, milk, olive oil & spices. Spicy Pepper Tapenade Finely chopped green & red peppers, white onion, walnuts & garlic spiced up with hot pepper paste & tomato paste, lemon juice, spices. Sour pomegranate juice dressing added for extra zing . Sauced Eggplant Pan fried eggplant sautéed with green & red peppers, white onion and garlic. Eggplant Salad Charcoal fire smoked eggplants blended in finely chopped green & red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil & lemon juice. Babaganush A Lavantine Cuisine Classic Charcoal fire grilled eggplant dipped in lemon juice, cooked until tender and then pureed with tahini, garlic, yogurt, spices and olive oil. It’s a creamy zesty delight. Carrot Tarator Minced carrots blended with garlic & parsley in plain yogurt. It’s a carrot version of the cucumber tarator commonly known as cacik or tzatziki. Stuffed Grape Leaves Grape leaves stuffed with rice and boiled. Pan Fried Veggies Eggplant slices, zucchini slice and fresh cut potatoes pan fried in vegetable oil. Served with red and white sauce on the side. Haydari (Minty Yogurt Dip) This Turkish meze classic is a favorite side dish with meat entrées or just by itself. Minced garlic, dry mint, fresh dill and walnuts blended in thick strained yogurt. Drizzled with olive oil for a unique balanced taste. Mixed Tapas Generous mixture of Carrot Tarator, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spicy Pepper Tapenade,  Eggplant Salad, Sauced Eggplant, Babaganush, Hummus & Haydari. Cheese Plate Elegant display of Hellim cheese, feta cheese, kashkaval cheese, mozzarella cheese, string cheese, braided cheese and cream cheese garnished with Sun-dried Turkish apricots & walnuts. HOT Midpoint Cheese Rolls Cheese, parsley, tomatoes and green peppers rolled in file dough and pan fried in vegetable oil to golden perfection. Falafel Chickpeas, beans, flour, garlic, carrots, celery, white onion, parsley & spices. Mucver Turkish fritter similar to a pancake, made from grated zucchini, eggs, onion, cheese, carrots, dill & spices. Edirne Ciger (Edirne Liver) Edirne style sliced liver pieces pan-fried in vegetable oil. Hellim Shish Hellim cheese char-grilled on skewers & served over cherry tomatoes, green peppers & shallot mix. Grilled Shrimp Grilled shrimps over tomato, cucumber, onion & Midpoint mild mustard sauce.
SALADS Midpoint Salad Fresh mixed greens, roasted red peppers, carrots, tomatoes, corn & avocado prepared with our house dressing. Shepherd Salad This famous traditional Turkish salad is literally translated as “shepherd’s salad”. Combination of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, parsley, olive oil & lemon juice. Season Salad Mixture of fresh lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, olive oil & lemon juice. Arugula Salad Refreshing blend of carrots, onions, goat cheese, sour pomegranate juice dressing, olive oil, walnuts & mixed fruits Piyaz This traditional Turkish bean salad is prepared with white beans that are pre-soaked in vinegar and mixed with red & green peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion & eggs dressed with vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice. Hellim Salad Grilled Hellim cheese chunks mixed with fresh lettuce, arugula, carrots, cherry tomatoes, walnuts & mixed fruits
SOUP Red Lentil Soup Traditional Turkish red lentil soup prepared with red lentils, tomato paste, pureed potatoes, minced carrots, onion, butter and spices Soup of the Day DESSERTS Tiramisu w/ ice cream Berry Tiramisu w/ ice cream Kunefe Baked shredded filo dough with lor cheese filing, sweetened with our chef’s special home made syrup and served hot. Baklava In this classic Turkish dessert, delicate leaves of crisp, golden filo are layered with a tempting mixture or crushed walnuts, pistachio, sugar and clove. Laden with rich, sweet, homemade syrup, our baklava is virtually irresistible. Rice Pudding (Sutlac) A delectable light pudding of boiled milk, rice, and sugar baked in the oven and then cooked in a clay bowl. Kazandibi This delicate Turkish dessert originates from the palace of Ottoman Empire. Kazandibi (Translates to bottom of cauldron) is a type of caramelized milk pudding with a purposely burnt bottom layer that adds a toasted marshmallow, caramel like flavor reminiscent of Crème brûlée. Served with ground pistachio & seasoned fresh fruit. SIDE DISHES Yogurt Bulgur Pilaf Midpoint Fries Turkish Rice Pilaf
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