Sunday, October 4, 2009

Anahita Meat & Wine - Persian cuisine with flair

Persian cusine excites me like few other cuisines. The best of the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Central Asia combined into a colourful array of salads, dips, grilled meats and stews.
Persian savoury dishes often contain fresh and dried fruit such as sultanas, figs, dried limes, lemon and pomegranate.
If you haven't tried this exquisite food I recommend a visit to Anahita Meat and Wine in Lane Cove Sydney for a Sunday family brunch. At $25 a head it's a steal.

salad bar at Anahita restaurant

hot stews and grilled meats

chickpea salad with lemon wedges

chargrilled lamb tenderloin marinated in lemon juice,onion, ground pepper and saffron


chargrilled green chillies

Chicken wings and legs with pepper and saffron

diced lamb stewed in a tomato sauce with dried lemon and split peas

grilled tomatoes

tabouli salad with parsley, tomatoes, burgul wheat and lemon juice

whole milk yoghurt
green leaf salad

lamb tenderloins, stewed with persian herbs, parsley, coriander, fenugreek,
tumeric, red kidney beans and olive oil

mixed bean salad

saffron ice cream with frozen rice noodles and rosewater sorbet

*thanks to my husband Mark FitzGerald for the mouthwatering photos 


  1. What a delight to see a buffet of foods that actually excites the palate! I've only ever known very tired looking displays of roasted meats and dull salads. That all looks so wonderful:) The yoghurt alone looks as luscious as any ice cream!

  2. Your photos make me hungry. It looks delicious.

  3. Ah! I see now that they are Mark FitzgGerald's photos. That's what happens when I read too fast.

  4. Yum! That salad with the limes in the first picture looks particularly nice! (are you ever tempted to ask for recipes at places like this?)

    Rachel :)

  5. Hi Coby, Anahita will not disappoint. Indira

    Hi Veronica, yes my husband Mark is a wonderful cameraman and photographer so why not use him when I can! Indira

    Hi Rachel, yes I am tempted to ask for recipes when they're not too busy and have time for a chat. Maybe during my next visit.... Indira

  6. Gosh yes, that's what we keep hubbies around for! He's very talented.