SOUP Red Lentil Soup Traditional Turkish red lentil soup prepared with red lentils, tomato paste, pureed potatoes, minced carrots, onion, butter and spices
SIDE DISHES Yogurt Bulgur Pilaf Midpoint Fries Turkish Rice Pilaf
TAPAS (MEZE) Cacik 8 Minced cucumbers & garlic blended in plain yogurt with fresh mint, fresh dill and spices. Hummus 9 Pureed chickpeas, tahini (toasted, ground, hulled sesame seeds), pureed garlic, milk, olive oil & spices. Spicy Pepper Tapenade 10 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 10 Pan fried eggplant sautéed with green & red peppers, white onion and garlic. Eggplant Salad 10 Charcoal fire smoked eggplants blended in finely chopped green & red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil & lemon juice. Babaganush 10 A Lavantine Cuisine Classic Charcoal fire grilled eggplant dipped in lemon juice, cooked until tender and then pureed with tahini, garlic, spices and olive oil. It’s a creamy zesty delight. Carrot Tarator 10 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 10 Grape leaves stuffed with rice, onion, and herbs. Haydari (Minty Yogurt Dip) 11 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 24 Generous mixture of Carrot Tarator, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spicy Pepper Tapenade, Eggplant Salad, Sauced Eggplant, Babaganush, Hummus & Haydari. Midpoint Cheese Rolls 10 Cheese, parsley, rolled in file dough and pan fried in vegetable oil to golden perfection. Falafel 14 Chickpeas, flour, garlic, celery, white onion, parsley & spices. Mucver 14 Turkish fritter similar to a pancake, made from grated zucchini, eggs, onion, cheese, carrots, dill & spices. Edirne Ciger (Edirne Liver) 14 Edirne style sliced liver pieces pan-fried in vegetable oil. Hellim Cheese 14 Pan fried hellim cheese & tomatoes Butter Shrimp w/ Garlic 16
ADD TO ANY SALAD Grilled Chicken 8 Jumbo Shrimp 8 Falafel 6 Grilled Salmon (one piece) 10 Grilled Lamb 13
DESSERTS Tiramisu w/ ice cream 10 Kunefe 12 Baked shredded filo dough with lor cheese filing, sweetened with our chef’s special home made syrup and served hot. Baklava 7 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) 7 A delectable light pudding of boiled milk, rice, and sugar baked in the oven and then cooked in a clay bowl. Kazandibi 7 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.
ENTRÉES
*Kofte 20 Balanced mixture of prime ground beef, finely chopped onions, bread crumbs and spices hand prepared to small patties and char-grilled to perfect moist and aroma. *Chicken Shish 19 Tender pieces of chicken marinated in “garlic and herbs sauce” seasoned then char-grilled on skewers. *Midpoint Adana 22 A specialty from Adana (Turkish Mediterranean City) Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire. Sautéed Chicken 20 Chicken cubes sautéed with green & red peppers, mushroom, tomato, onion, garlic and spices to juicy perfection. Yogurt Adana 24 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 26 Diced lamb chunks stir fried on iron skillet with onion, tomato, mushrooms, green & red peppers, spices, butter and soy sauce. *Lamb Shish 26 Lean cubes of lamb marinated and grilled over charcoal fire. *Lamb Chops 29 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 36 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) 20 Poached ground beef and dumplings served with garlic yogurt sauce. Vegetable Musakka 18 Blend of pan fried eggplant, tomato and sautéed onions, red peppers, green peppers, smothered with melted cheese. Eggplant Musakka 22 Delicious blend of pan fried eggplant laden with a rich meat sauce, tomato, and sautéed onions. Hunkar Begendi This ottoman dish translates to “the sultan liked it” Fire smoked eggplants pureed then blended with creamy sauce. Hunkar Begendi Veggie 19 Grilled, tomato, onion, garlic, green & red peppers over Hunkar Begendi Hunkar Begendi w/ Chicken 22 Hunkar Begendi w/ Lamb 26
SEAFOOD Trout (Alabalik) 22 Delicious boneless brook trout dusted with bread crumbs and pan seared. Served with seasoned green salad. Grilled Shrimp 22 Jumbo shrimps grilled on charcoal fire. Served over tomato, cucumber, onion & mixed greens. Grilled Salmon 24 Delicious filet of salmon seasoned and grilled. Served with mixed greens and grilled asparagus. Sauteed Salmon 24 Filet of salmon sautéed with garlic, onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom, soy sauce and spices. Sauteed Shrimp 24 Jumbo shrimps sautéed with garlic onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom and spices. Bronzini (Sea-bass) 26 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.
SALADS Midpoint Salad 10 Fresh mixed greens, roasted red peppers, carrots, tomatoes, corn & avocado prepared with our house dressing. Shepherd Salad 10 This famous traditional Turkish salad is literally translated as “shepherd’s salad”. Combination of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onion, parsley, olive oil & lemon juice. Season Salad 10 Mixture of fresh lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, olive oil & lemon juice. Arugula Salad 12 Refreshing blend of carrots, onions, goat cheese, sour pomegranate juice dressing, olive oil, walnuts & mixed fruits Piyaz 12 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 14 Grilled Hellim cheese chunks mixed with fresh lettuce, arugula, carrots, cherry tomatoes, walnuts & mixed fruits Caesar Salad 10 Romaine lettuce, croûtons, Parmesan cheese & Caesar dressing Greek Salad 12 Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, olives & stuffed grape leaves.
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ENTRÉES
*Kofte 20 Balanced mixture of prime ground beef, finely chopped onions, bread crumbs and spices hand prepared to small patties and char-grilled to perfect moist and aroma. *Chicken Shish 19 Tender pieces of chicken marinated in “garlic and herbs sauce” seasoned then char-grilled on skewers. *Midpoint Adana 22 A specialty from Adana (Turkish Mediterranean City) Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire. Sautéed Chicken 20 Chicken cubes sautéed with green & red peppers, mushroom, tomato, onion, garlic and spices to juicy perfection. Yogurt Adana 24 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 26 Diced lamb chunks stir fried on iron skillet with onion, tomato, mushrooms, green & red peppers, spices, butter and soy sauce. *Lamb Shish 26 Lean cubes of lamb marinated and grilled over charcoal fire. *Lamb Chops 29 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 36 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) 20 Poached ground beef and dumplings served with garlic yogurt sauce. Vegetable Musakka 18 Blend of pan fried eggplant, tomato and sautéed onions , red peppers, green peppers, smothered with melted cheese. Eggplant Musakka 22 Delicious blend of pan fried eggplant laden with a rich meat sauce, tomato, and sautéed onions. Hunkar Begendi This ottoman dish translates to “the sultan liked it” Fire smoked eggplants pureed then blended with creamy sauce. Hunkar Begendi Veggie 19 Grilled, tomato, onion, garlic, green & red peppers over Hunkar Begendi Hunkar Begendi w/ Chicken 22 Hunkar Begendi w/ Lamb 26
SEAFOOD Trout (Alabalik) 22 Delicious boneless brook trout dusted with bread crumbs and pan seared. Served with seasoned green salad. Grilled Shrimp 22 Jumbo shrimps grilled on charcoal fire. Served over tomato, cucumber, onion & mixed greens. Grilled Salmon 24 Delicious filet of salmon seasoned and grilled. Served with mixed greens and grilled asparagus. Sauteed Salmon 24 Filet of salmon sautéed with garlic, onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom, soy sauce and spices. Sauteed Shrimp 24 Jumbo shrimps sautéed with garlic onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom and spices. Bronzini (Sea-bass) 26 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 8 Minced cucumbers & garlic blended in plain yogurt with fresh mint, fresh dill and spices. Hummus 9 Pureed chickpeas, tahini (toasted, ground, hulled sesame seeds), pureed garlic, milk, olive oil & spices. Spicy Pepper Tapenade 10 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 10 Pan fried eggplant sautéed with green & red peppers, white onion and garlic. Eggplant Salad 10 Charcoal fire smoked eggplants blended in finely chopped green & red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil & lemon juice. Babaganush 10 A Lavantine Cuisine Classic Charcoal fire grilled eggplant dipped in lemon juice, cooked until tender and then pureed with tahini, garlic, spices and olive oil. It’s a creamy zesty delight. Carrot Tarator 10 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 10 Grape leaves stuffed with rice, onion, and herbs. Haydari (Minty Yogurt Dip) 11 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 24 Generous mixture of Carrot Tarator, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spicy Pepper Tapenade, Eggplant Salad, Sauced Eggplant, Babaganush, Hummus & Haydari. HOT Midpoint Cheese Rolls 12 Cheese, parsley, rolled in file dough and pan fried in vegetable oil to golden perfection. Falafel 12 Chickpeas, flour, garlic, celery, white onion, parsley & spices. Mucver 12 Turkish fritter similar to a pancake, made from grated zucchini, eggs, onion, cheese, carrots, dill & spices. Edirne Ciger (Edirne Liver) 14 Edirne style sliced liver pieces pan-fried in vegetable oil. Hellim Cheese 14 Pan fried hellim cheese & tomatoes Butter Shrimp w/ Garlic 16
SOUP Red Lentil Soup Traditional Turkish red lentil soup prepared with red lentils, tomato paste, pureed potatoes, minced carrots, onion, butter and spices DESSERTS Tiramisu w/ ice cream 10 Kunefe 12 Baked shredded filo dough with lor cheese filing, sweetened with our chef’s special home made syrup and served hot. Baklava 7 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) 7 A delectable light pudding of boiled milk, rice, and sugar baked in the oven and then cooked in a clay bowl. Kazandibi 7 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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ADD TO ANY SALAD Grilled Chicken 8 Jumbo Shrimp 8 Falafel 6 Grilled Salmon (one piece) 10 Grilled Lamb 13
SALADS Midpoint Salad 10 Fresh mixed greens, roasted red peppers, carrots, tomatoes, corn & avocado prepared with our house dressing. Shepherd Salad 10 This famous traditional Turkish salad is literally translated as “shepherd’s salad”. Combination of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onion, parsley, olive oil & lemon juice. Season Salad 10 Mixture of fresh lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, olive oil & lemon juice. Arugula Salad 12 Refreshing blend of carrots, onions, goat cheese, sour pomegranate juice dressing, olive oil, walnuts & mixed fruits Piyaz 12 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 14 Grilled Hellim cheese chunks mixed with fresh lettuce, arugula, carrots, cherry tomatoes, walnuts & mixed fruits Caesar Salad 10 Romaine lettuce, croûtons, Parmesan cheese & Caesar dressing Greek Salad 12 Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, olives & stuffed grape leaves.