«Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. It is only in company that eating is done justice.» - Walter Benjamin
Okay, Benjamin, you certainly have a point. It sounds poetic to me, but let's not underestimate the joy of enjoying a meal alone either, just to be clear. However, there is something about gathering around the table filled with all sorts of dishes, flavors, aromas, and countless outstretched, eager hands in search of the next big taste explosion - and maybe a hand to hold?
Conversations, exchange of ideas, laughter, and discussions - with food between the teeth. Mezah is made for large gatherings with both familiar and unfamiliar faces around the table. At Mela Café, you can indulge in traditional cuisine inspired by Palestinian, Lebanese, and Syrian kitchens. Baba Ganoush, muhammara, and dolma; all dishes are meant to be shared. Listen up: forget about the dull energy bar you eat while standing by the kitchen counter. Take a seat, settle in, and let the food and conversation flow!