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Turkish Delight - aka Turkish Brunch!

  • Mar 30, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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We consistently come back here (over & over) because the food is amazing and the service equally so. They never charge the standard 18% gratuity for large groups, but after you visit, I am sure you will want to tip more for service & food. Admittedly, Middle Eastern food is not a the top of my list unless someone says Anatolia.

Since they only serve lahmajun (aka "Turkish Pizza") on Thursdays & Sundays, then Sunday brunch it is so I can get the best of both worlds. Click on the restaurant link below to view their brunch as well as regular menu.

Also, there's an AMAZING dessert on the menu called Kunefe (see picture)! It's made to order and takes a while so you must order at the beginning of your meal. p.s. I never share my kunefe...

Kunefe .... $ 6.50
Tissue thin layers of rolled pastry, shredded and baked with unsalted cheese. Served warm with a light syrup.
*Kunefe is a specialty dessert and requires 20 minutes to prepare. Please inform your server in advance that you will be partaking in this "Turkish Delight".

About Anatolia:
This is, undoubtedly, one of my ALL TIME favorite restaurants in Nashville. I have never had anything I didn't love.

http://anatolia-restaurant.com/

Turkish Cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine has in turn influenced those and other neighbouring cuisines, including that of Western Europe. The Ottomans fused various culinary traditions of their realm with influences from Middle Eastern cuisines, along with traditional Turkic elements from Central Asia (such as yogurt), creating a vast array of specialties- many with strong regional associations.

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  • Sue K.

    Thanks Rose for always finding such great places to try! I had a great time- what a great bunch of people!

    March 31, 2014

  • Carrie W.

    No I didn't buy any before I left. This give me an excuse to go to the middle eastern market that you mentioned . . . Not that I really need an excuse:-). Thank you for all the info!!!

    March 30, 2014

  • Carrie W.

    I loved the food and enjoyed meeting everyone! Now to try to make Turkish Coffee at home . . .

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Jodi M.

    Anatolia is consistently excellent. The food & the service are top notch. Every Meetup with this group is wonderful. It is an amazing combination of people. Thank you again, Rose!

    1 · March 30, 2014

    • Rose L.

      It's people like you that make this an amazing group. Great conversation over great food! Anytime you get foodies together, you know it's going to be a good time.

      March 30, 2014

  • Elleisa L.

    This was my first meet up with this group and I was glad I was able to make this. I really enjoyed the food (especially the mediterranean omelet and the dessert). I also enjoyed meeting everyone! I will be going back to this restaurant soon.

    2 · March 30, 2014

    • Rose L.

      Elleisa, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope to see you again soon. The Ethiopian place in LaVergne is Ajora. I will check in with them soon and hopefully plan a meetup soon. http://www.ajoraethre...­

      March 30, 2014

  • Rose L.

    Reservations for Anatolia have been made for the backroom. I bumped the two who had been on the wait list longest. If you are unable to make it, please update your RSVP so others can plan ahead. Thank you!

    3 · March 24, 2014

  • Judy

    We have a radio/internet broadcast every Sunday from 10 to noon. Much as I would love to eat with you again at Anatolia, this would be against the law. The laws of physics, that is, which tell us that you can't be in two places at the same time.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Rochelle

    I am wait listed but I am coming no matter! I will sit by my lonely and cry over Kenefe that the cool kids won't let me a their table:)

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Rose L.

      I'll probably up the limit to 24. Wanted to gauge the interest.

      March 23, 2014

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