Food & Drink

Middle Eastern

2014 Winner: Sarma

The menu provides a helpful glossary of potentially unfamiliar terms, but the appeal of Sarma’s exceptional meze—hot dates stuffed with goat cheese and dusted with harissa, a fava bean pâté of the richest, smoothest texture—requires no explanation. They draw droves to this quiet corner of Somerville, where rising star Cassie Piuma fearlessly seasons each dish with spices like cumin, saffron and za’atar. Sip a glass of effervescent Txakolina wine to keep your taste buds sharp between bites, and be sure to save some room for Greek frozen yogurt with toppings like Turkish coffee brownie.


249 Pearl St., Somerville • (617) 764-4464

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