Travelling to Lebanon was one of the best experiences in my life. Not only because of the kindness of their people, the beauty of the country, but also the richness and generosity of their food culture. I remember being invited for lunch with a local family. They didn’t speak English, but they took me in as their own. We ate in silence, we used our hands to speak and shared a world class mezze without borders.
Moudi’s Lecker is my little Lebanon in Zurich. I came across it a while ago while strolling the neighbourhood and since then I’m one of their loyal customers.
Typically Lebanese, you can taste the freshness and care with which their prepare their mezze – small dishes combining spicy and sweet flavours from the orient. Some people call them Lebanese tapas, but I wouldn’t. They are a different, more exotic animal and I try to avoid stereotyping.
Roasted mint-chili potatoes, moussaka, hummus, falafel waiting to be clasped by pita bread. Served together with a bottle of Lebanese wine, they will surely warm up your heart and taste buds.
Also, the place is nicely decorated in a sort of “vintage meets orient” style that is enchanting, and the people working there are so friendly that it makes you feel like you’re eating at someone’s home. Today at 1700 miles away, Moudis brings Lebanon back to my table and continues to feed the memory as much as the appetite.