Turkish food has been gaining popularity across the GTA. More and more now, I see many Turkish restaurants but never had the opportunity to try one that really caught my eye. Meat Point is a great establishment that offers many Turkish delights in a unique interior; with a blend of old decor and modern decor.
It was a cold evening, and my partner and I were running late for our reservation. Despite this, the service was extremely hospitable, and had even apologized for not giving us a larger table. I was extremely touched by how considerate the service was, and insisted there were no problems whatsoever. We were seated at a great table and handed our menus to view some of the options that Meat Point had to offer.
I liked the display of the menu, it was easy to read and showcased some of their greatest selections. My partner and I were very eager to try it out! The waiter was very courteous and promptly suggested some of their signatures which we were more than inclined to try. We handed back the menus after review and awaited our orders.
While we were waiting on our food, the servers were kind enough to start us off with some refreshing Turkish beverages – they were definitely some kind of pop imported from Turkey. We had a Cream Soda and Orange flavoured pop which were both very tasty. My partner had a particular liking to the Orange flavour, but I really enjoyed the Cream Soda flavour.
For our appetizers, we were given a Meat Point Salad which had spring mix, lettuce, onion, bell pepper, red cabbage, tomato, olive oil and pomegranate sauce. This was a very refreshing start to the meal, and I personally really enjoyed the red cabbage. We were also given bread along with four different kinds of appetizers in the form of Hummus, Eggplant Ezme, Haydari and the Mix Dip Platter. Each of these appetizers/mezze offered unique tastes and also freshness, which is really hard to find in restaurants these days! I personally enjoyed the hummus, and my partner had a liking for the Haydari.
The main course event was exactly what my partner and I were looking for – the BBQ Mixed Meat Platter for 2 consisted of an exclusive charcoal mix on a traditional copper BBQ. This included a skewer Adana Kebap, a skewer Chicken Shish, a skewer Meat Shish, 2 chicken wings, Iskender Doner, and Chicken Doner served with grilled tomato and pepper, white rice, bulgur rice, tomato sauce, yogurt and freshly baked pita bread. Upon first look I thought that it may have been too small for 2 people but once my partner and I indulged into our meal we had a lot leftover! My personal favourite was the Adana Kebap because of how tender the meat was, and everything really just melted into my mouth. The flavours were simply heavenly, and really introduced me to a whole new idea of tasty cuisine.
To end off the night, we were able to enjoy some Baklava which is a traditional Turkish dessert, along with Turkish Tea and Coffee. The Baklava was really nice and wasn’t too sweet, so my partner and I were particularly fond with it. The Turkish Tea was a great way to end the meal and I really enjoyed the little cups they were in. It was piping hot though, so we had to wait a bit before we could even hold the teacups. And of course, the coffee was extremely strong and added a nice touch to the conclusion of the meal.
Overall, Meat Point was my very first introduction to Turkish cuisine, and I must say that it has really made me curious to try other establishments as well. Perhaps one day, I will be making a trip to Istanbul just to have the whole authentic experience!
For more information, have a look at their website: http://meatpoint.ca/
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