While scouring the internet for a casual spot to have dinner in the EVil the other night, my friend suggested Cafe Orlin, mentioning she’s been there often and it has great food.
Never being one to pass up great food, or Israeli food, or a new spot, I decided to give it a go.
Minus the yellow lit “Cafe” sign outside the restaurant, you could easily walk past this spot without even recognizing it.
Per the usual, I was stahvinggg, so we immediately ordered the hummus (side of cucumbers for the GF girl).
I was happily surprised to see the cukes were sliced in chip like fashion, perfect for dipping & wrapping! The added touch of tomatoes and onions made this hummus fab. So fab, we ordered a second one.
For dinner, I got:
Baby Red & Golden Beet Salad w/ pears, goat cheese and pistachios over mesclun greens in sesame dressing (gluten-free): This was a daily special. I love me some beets (acquired taste but now I cannot get enough) + goat cheese? Yes. I substituted for shallot vinaigrette for fear of gluten. Not huge – perfect sized and delish.
My friends both ordered:
Grilled Shrimp Salad with mixed greens, red pepper, onion & sesame vinaigrette (gluten-free): Rave reviews from the peanut gallery.
For dessert we shared: