mishmish - Montclair


(Eli Paryzer) #1

We had another great dinner at mishmish Cafe, a small Mediterranean cafe in Montclair, owned by Chef Meny, who is a two time Chopped Champion. We started off sharing a few appetizers of excellent crispy fried cauliflower, charred shishito peppers, mushrooms & ricotta, and duck confit tacos on pita bread which included slow cured and steamed Jurgielewicz Farm pulled duck, salsa verde, & pickled onions.





For entrees Mrs’ P had the grilled whole branzino stuffed with garlic, sage, & lemon, with asparagus, tapenade, and crispy sweet potato fries.

I had a nice special of Lamb ragout stuffed cabbage in a rich Mediterranean mole sauce.
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#2

Nice ones! I love stuffed cabbage!


(Eli Paryzer) #3

Thanks cj. I haven’t had stuffed cabbage in a while. This was an elevated version with lamb raghu and a nice rich Mediterranean mole.
They also had whole branzino :wink:


#4

I might have to start a stuffed cabbage thread. I can honestly say I’ve never ordered them out. My family makes them and I do too, so it’s something I never get out and rarely even run into. It’s the Russian side of my family and the recipe has been passed down. We use all beef and leftover ham shank to flavor… no lamb. I’d love to try some lamb renditions.