Sholeh Fine Persian Cuisine is an awesome place with superb food, a well-appointed interior and gracious service. My parents aren't the most adventurous eaters, but this was their first time having Persian cuisine and they loved it! Definitely check it out!
The lamb shank was soooooo sooo so delicious, tender and flavorful. With a little encouragement from the serving spoon, the meat really did fall off the bone. The end of the bone was cut open, so I used my lizard tongue to lick up and suck out all those delicious gobs of fatty bone marrow. It.was.FANTASTIC.
The chops on our medium-rare rack of lamb were NICELY seasoned and pink inside. What are the main Persian spices anyway, because I want all my meat to taste this fabulous!!! The saffron rice was pretty yummy, especially with the roasted tomato. I need to get a mortar and pestle so I can make my own saffron rice whenever I can't make it to Sholeh!
Shishlik - (5) Individual pieces of marinated lamb chops with the bone, prepared with Persian herbs and spices charbroiled to your taste. (The menu says 5 pieces, but they gave us 6 because the chops were especially small.)
Next time (hell yeah, next time!), we're ordering two lamb shanks and the rack of lamb. (Shislik)
-Service is super prompt, so this is a good place if you're short on time.
-Conversely, after we paid, they didn't rush us to leave!
-Lots of free parking in back of the restaurant.
-Server did his best to answer my questions about the menu, but didn't try to find out more about the ingredients. The chef has a magic touch If all he needs is salt and pepper to season meat to make it taste that awesome.
-No dress code - people were dressed up (dresses and heels, dress shirts) and dressed down (jeans, khaki shorts, Teva sandals).
Sholeh is the place for damn good Persian food, gracious and nicey, not so pricey. We drove an hour one way (through hell and back) to get here, and we plan to return for s'more yummies in our tummies!
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