With the last of the summer sunshine coming to an end, I want to welcome you to Fait Maison’s beautiful flagship store at 144 Gloucester Road. I am just going to say it, this is the next big thing in London! Not only does @fait_maison_london
have an impeccably designed cafe with beautiful floral arrangements, a wide selection of sumptuous patisseries, but it also offers some of the best Middle Eastern food I have ever eaten!! If you thought Elan Cafe was good, Fait Maison blows it out of the water and it’s all halal! ————————————————————————
With so much food ordered, I will be splitting this review into 3 posts with today’s post focusing on the starters/mezze. Everything was beautifully presented, but you know what they say, the proofs in the pudding and boy did Fait Maison live up to this. I have to start with the Vine Leaves, they were served warm with with a soft risotto like filling (unlike the stodgy rice you get at other restaurants). We were astounded at how delicious they were that we polished them off completely.
As well as this we opted for the Kubbah and Hummus Om Waleed. Both were exceptional, with the Hummus finished with a saffron yoghurt and slivered almond on the top that added creaminess and crunch to the dish that you never knew you needed. Whilst the Kubbah was just so soft and contained a delicately spiced mince meat. You could tell they had been freshly prepared with love and were little parcels of joy.
The highlight of the mezze has to be the Middle Eastern Mix. This dish, exclusively at Fait Maison, is a mix of yoghurts/feta with a crispy base and finished off with a dusting of za’atar and a pomegranate sauce. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it, the salty and creamy filling worked perfectly with the sweet pomegranate sauce and complemented the texture of the crispy bread. A must for those dining here!
Even the Pan Fried King Prawns were cooked to perfection and finished in a lovely sweet and spicy sauce. However the Mixed Fattayer pastries were less impressive and did not live up to the rest of the mezze. Stay tuned for main course and patisserie posts