I was reading about Tawla and came across a Saveur article talking about Mediterranean food in the Bay Area. It mentioned Sumac, a newly renovated (in 2016) Med restaurant in Belmont under new ownership. Yelp reviews were glowing so I grabbed some takeout. The chef was Palestinian.
I grabbed the mezze sampler (hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, dolma, and tzatziki) and the lamb/ beef shawarma.
Loved the tzatziki but only had a small sauce container of it. The baba ghanoush was a sour and interesting rendition. It, like the hummus, was fine. I preferred Oren’s. Falafels were big. Like somewhere between a baseball and a golf ball.
The pilaf that came with the shawarma was great. The lamb and beef were a bit dry.
What other dishes do people like at Sumac?