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On June 7th 2014 I had the pleasure of dining at Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar in Coral Springs. This was my first time there, I just had to check it out after hearing such great things about it. Spoiler: it lived up to the rave!
I was able to catch happy hour and had a lovely glass of wine from Starlite Vineyards. I like how the wine is served along side of the glass.
Not pictured: I was able to sample 3 different soups, all which were excellent. Out of the corn, split pea and vegetable soup- I would have to say that the corn soup was my favorite. It reminded me of Israeli corn salad but as a soup. Not sure if that makes any sense, but if youve had Israeli corn salad, youd know what I mean. Anyway, you really cant go wrong with any of the soup choices.
Below: GF Rolled Eggplant
Sauteed & Rolled Eggplant with Fresh Mozzerella, Angus Beef & Lamb
blended with almonds, golden raisins, herbs & spices
This rolled eggplant was a suggestion by our waitress and WOW, she did not steer us wrong. DELICIOUS.
I of course had to check out the falafel! By the way, they are gluten free. In fact, there are many gluten free options at Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar. Vegan? No problem. Falafel Bistro is more than happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have.
The Israeli Salad was so FRESH, the house made hummus- on point. No pita = no problem; ask for gluten free pita. Or whole wheat pita if you arent gluten free but would like a more fiber rich option.
V+ GF Sautéed Cauliflower
with spicy date sauce
Now this, was interesting. To me it was more of an Asian influenced dish versus Mediterranean.. most definitely unique
Below: Lobster Ravioli Special
So, you may not think lobster ravioli when you think falafel, but hey- the more options the better. Very good.
Below: Grilled Lamb Chops
Accompanied by Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Grilled Tomato
yumyumyum, the grilled tomato was a great touch on this dish.
Seared Sea Scallops
Cous Cous, Grilled Asparagus and Chimichurri
White Chocolate Bread Pudding:
Bread Pudding, the dessert that I have come to find to be a symbol of a stellar restaurant.
I highly recommend checking out this gem of an establishment. Family owned and operated by Ilan and his lovely wife. His daughter happened to be there the night of my visit as well, she was the hostess. I love to see that not only is a restaurant family owned, but they family is involved daily. Ilan was so accommodating and you can tell how passionate he is about his restaurant not only from his attitude but the food reflects this dedication.
Coming up: celebrate Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar’s 7th Anniversary! With complementary bites, wine & live Brazilian jazz music on Monday June 16th starting at 5:30pm. Be sure to LIKE them on facebook for more fun stuff such as ladies night on Thursdays, brunch options, and more!
Disclaimer: dinner was complementary on Behalf of Falafel Bistro for myself & a guest