No, it’s not going to be a post about lokum: sugary Turkish sweets called Turkish Delight. It’s going to be about yet another teleport in Warsaw. This time we’re going into a not-exactly-defined space between the Greek islands, Cyprus and the Turkish shore, where the sun shines all year around, the sea has this deep blue color, the air is filled with the smell of pine trees, the coffee is strong (and comes with cardamom), flavors are crisp, and food melts in your mouth.
Sofra in Turkish means “table”, and this light and airy restaurant has one big table and several smaller ones – you choose if you want more intimacy or if you want to get to know new people (the big table is also perfect for big Greek/Turkish families).
But what can you eat here? And is it really good? Those with fearful hearts don’t be afraid! The food is simply marvelous. I’ve never eaten better roasted eggplants in my life (Ok, once in Bulgaria, but never in Warsaw, and I dream about them at night). Meat-lovers will become addicted to iskender in a rich tomato sauce with light and creamy yogurt. Vegetarians will be delighted with halloumi grilled with veggies. And if you want to eat your own variation of a dish they won’t fuss about it.
And please don’t forget about desserts – the choice is more Mediterranean: from tiramisu to baklava.