Let's take a trip to the Mediterranean via your palette by visiting Casablanca. The option to stay within in the I-240 loop is conveniently yours though. In the latest series of Beauty & The Food series, I traveled literally 3 minutes from home to enjoy lunch at Casablanca to experience Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine.
The beauty in dining in Memphis, while working on this series, is the true diversity of food. The day before I took a trip to Columbia and now I'm on a patio on the streets of Casablanca, in my imagination. The decor of Casablanca is captivating. The light fixtures, the vases, even the drapery treatment makes you feel like you are sitting in your Middle Eastern grandmother's formal dining room. It's not your Savta. However, the owner, Aimer Shtaya, a Jerusalem native, is very personal and always in one of the restaurants. So you still feel comforted. Food does that right, makes you comfortable. Speaking of comfort, the infamous Casablanca tea makes you feel so loved and warm and happy because it's that good.
So what was for lunch?! I ordered the Greek salad. I love everything about a greek salad but there is something magical,I think it's in their dressing, about Casablanca's Greek Salad. It's lettuce, tomato, onion, banana pepper, black olive, feta cheese, cucumber & croutons. I also ordered the Chicken Shawerma. I know I keep saying everything is magical but it is lol. Every time I have ordered the Shawerma, the pita is toasted perfectly, the chicken is cooked and seasoned to perfection. It's always consistently wonderful.
Ever in Midtown or the Poplar area and open to trying Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Cuisine, please please do yourself a favor and try Casablanca.
1707 Madison Ave | 5030 Poplar Ave. Suite 7