Wednesday, August 20, 2014

delicious dining at ziryab in san francisco

Don't wait, don't hesitate--make a date to visit Ziryab at 528 Divisadero Street, SF. This charming neighborhood Mediterranean/Moroccan bar and grill is intimate, alive, energetic and delicious.  The gracious owner Salim Nasser makes everyone feel like a special guest and chef Khalid El Mourabit watches every dish served with an eye for detail.  What works is the great blend of flavors and cultures that span the Mediterranean from Morocco to Greece.  Highlights include the maza sampler with labneh yogurt drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and lemon and the crispy calamari with a preserved lemon aioli, to the grilled lamb meatballs with house made sheep yogurt and the marinated chicken skewers served with roasted garlic and greens--wonderful.  If you have room, the desserts will amaze.