Number 22 and a beer is catching on, I am happy to proclaim! Close to two thousand visitors in the first week is, in my small blog world, quite a number. Many thanks to all those linking the site!
This Number 22 and a beer comes to us from Nadine Meisinger, of Darmstadt, Germany. Her post is our first non-asian 22, and proof that even in a city named after intestines, a good meal is not that hard to come by. Her professional website can be found here.
For lovers of Persian cuisine Haroun’s seems to be a good bet. (Why do the never call it Iranian food?)
Arabic and Persian Restaurant
Date eaten: 23. February 2009
Price: 6,90 Euros
This Number 22 is a very savoury, crispy baked, still warm Pide (pita bread) with a delicious and spicy topping of hash, egg, onions, tomatos and parsley. Along with a nice beer brewed from wheat from the local Darmstaedter Brewery. From my description you can already guess: I enjoyed my Number 22 very much!
Here in Darmstadt, the “Haroun´s” is one of my favourite restaurants. It´s very tiny (they have only about 20 seats) and it is recommended that you arrange a table in advance. Haroun Ismael, the owner, will make you feel at home instantly, he´s a very warm and hearty person. The food at Haroun´s is absolutely gorgeous, they offer a big variety of dishes, every one of them a delight for the taste buds. The Falafel is a treat, just like the Hummus! My absolute favourite is Fatteh with Chicken: Roasted pieces of chicken breast on pita bread, with rice, and a generous portion of garlic/mint yoghurt topping. Oh, and if you´re there: Try the Lebanese wine – it´s excellent.