SOUP Red Lentil Soup 8 Traditional Turkish red lentil soup prepared with red lentils.
SIDE DISHES Yogurt 6 Bulgur Pilaf 6 Midpoint Fries 7 Turkish Rice Pilaf 6
TAPAS (MEZE) Cacik 9 Minced cucumbers & garlic blended in plain yogurt with fresh mint, fresh dill and spices. Hummus 10 Pureed chickpeas, tahini (toasted, ground, hulled sesame seeds), pureed garlic, milk, olive oil & spices. Spicy Pepper Tapenade 11 Finely chopped green & red peppers, white onion, walnuts & garlic spiced up with hot pepper paste & tomato paste, lemon juice, spices. Sour pomegranate juice dressing added for extra zing . Sauced Eggplant 11 Pan fried eggplant sautéed with green & red peppers, white onion and garlic. Eggplant Salad 11 Charcoal fire smoked eggplants blended in finely chopped green & red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil & lemon juice. Babaganush 11 A Lavantine Cuisine Classic Charcoal fire grilled eggplant dipped in lemon juice, cooked until tender and then pureed with tahini, garlic, spices and olive oil. It’s a creamy zesty delight. Carrot Tarator 11 Minced carrots blended with garlic & parsley in plain yogurt. It’s a carrot version of the cucumber tarator commonly known as cacik or tzatziki. Stuffed Grape Leaves 11 Grape leaves stuffed with rice, onion, and herbs. Haydari (Minty Yogurt Dip) 13 This Turkish meze classic is a favorite side dish with meat entrées or just by itself. Minced garlic, dry mint, fresh dill and walnuts blended in thick strained yogurt. Drizzled with olive oil for a unique balanced taste. Mixed Tapas 24 Generous mixture of Carrot Tarator, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spicy Pepper Tapenade, Eggplant Salad, Sauced Eggplant, Babaganush, Hummus & Haydari. Midpoint Cheese Rolls 12 Cheese, parsley, rolled in file dough and pan fried in vegetable oil to golden perfection. Falafel 14 Chickpeas, flour, garlic, celery, white onion, parsley & spices. Mucver 12 Turkish fritter similar to a pancake, made from grated zucchini, eggs, onion, cheese, carrots, dill & spices. Edirne Ciger (Edirne Liver) 16 Edirne style sliced liver pieces pan-fried in vegetable oil. Hellim Cheese 14 Pan fried hellim cheese & tomatoes Butter Shrimp w/ Garlic 18
ADD TO ANY SALAD Grilled Chicken 10 Jumbo Shrimp 10 Falafel 7 Grilled Salmon (one piece) 12 Grilled Lamb 14
DESSERTS Tiramisu w/ ice cream 12 Kunefe 14 Baked shredded filo dough with lor cheese filing, sweetened with our chef’s special home made syrup and served hot. Baklava 9 In this classic Turkish dessert, delicate leaves of crisp, golden filo are layered with a tempting mixture or crushed walnuts, pistachio, sugar and clove. Laden with rich, sweet, homemade syrup, our baklava is virtually irresistible. Rice Pudding (Sutlac) 9 A delectable light pudding of boiled milk, rice, and sugar baked in the oven and then cooked in a clay bowl. Kazandibi 9 This delicate Turkish dessert originates from the palace of Ottoman Empire. Kazandibi (Translates to bottom of cauldron) is a type of caramelized milk pudding with a purposely burnt bottom layer that adds a toasted marshmallow, caramel like flavor reminiscent of Crème brûlée. Served with ground pistachio & seasoned fresh fruit.
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*Kofte 22 Balanced mixture of prime ground beef, finely chopped onions, bread crumbs and spices hand prepared to small patties and char-grilled to perfect moist and aroma. *Chicken Shish 22 Tender pieces of chicken marinated in “garlic and herbs sauce” seasoned then char-grilled on skewers. *Midpoint Adana 24 A specialty from Adana (Turkish Mediterranean City) Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire. Sautéed Chicken 24 Chicken cubes sautéed with green & red peppers, mushroom, tomato, onion, garlic and spices to juicy perfection. Yogurt Adana 26 This popular Turkish dish starts as Midpoint Adana Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire then shaved from the skewer & placed on a lightly hot buttered bed of bread cubes that is soaked in cold yogurt and sizzling hot fried tomato sauce. Sac Kavurma 28 Diced lamb chunks stir fried on iron skillet with onion, tomato, mushrooms, green & red peppers, spices, butter and soy sauce. *Lamb Shish 29 Lean cubes of lamb marinated and grilled over charcoal fire. *Premium Lamb Chops 43 Delicate lamb ribs meat cut perpendicularly to the spine, flattened and seasoned with traditional Turkish herbs & spices. Gently char-grilled to order. *Midpoint Grill Mix 45 A luxurious combination of four select individually cooked entrées. Lamb Chops, kofte, lamb shish, chicken shish and Midpoint Adana served together as one generous portion. *Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf
SPECIALTY ENTRÉES Manti (Turkish Meat Ravioli) 23 Poached ground beef and dumplings served with garlic yogurt sauce. Vegetable Musakka 20 Blend of pan fried eggplant, tomato and sautéed onions, red peppers, green peppers, smothered with melted cheese. Eggplant Musakka 24 Delicious blend of pan fried eggplant laden with a rich meat sauce, tomato, and sautéed onions. Hunkar Begendi This ottoman dish translates to “the sultan liked it” Fire smoked eggplants pureed then blended with creamy sauce. Hunkar Begendi Veggie 21 Grilled, tomato, onion, garlic, green & red peppers over Hunkar Begendi Hunkar Begendi w/ Chicken 24 Hunkar Begendi w/ Lamb 28
SEAFOOD Trout (Alabalik) 24 Delicious boneless brook trout dusted with bread crumbs and pan seared. Served with seasoned green salad. Grilled Shrimp 24 Jumbo shrimps grilled on charcoal fire. Served over tomato, cucumber, onion & mixed greens. Grilled Salmon 26 Delicious filet of salmon seasoned and grilled. Served with mixed greens Sauteed Salmon 26 Filet of salmon sautéed with garlic, onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom, soy sauce and spices. Sauteed Shrimp 26 Jumbo shrimps sautéed with garlic onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom and spices. Bronzini (Sea-bass) 28 Cooked on charcoal fire where the juices of fish hits the fire which then covers the fish with the smoke that brings out the delicate flavor. Served with mixed greens.
SALADS Midpoint Salad 12 Fresh mixed greens, roasted red peppers, carrots, tomatoes, corn & avocado prepared with our house dressing. Shepherd Salad 12 This famous traditional Turkish salad is literally translated as “shepherd’s salad”. Combination of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onion, parsley, olive oil & lemon juice. Season Salad 12 Mixture of fresh lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, olive oil & lemon juice. Arugula Salad 14 Refreshing blend of carrots, onions, goat cheese, sour pomegranate juice dressing, olive oil, walnuts & mixed fruits Piyaz 14 This traditional Turkish bean salad is prepared with white beans that are pre-soaked in vinegar and mixed with red & green peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion & eggs dressed with vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice. Hellim Salad 15 Grilled Hellim cheese chunks mixed with fresh lettuce, arugula, carrots, cherry tomatoes, walnuts & mixed fruits Caesar Salad 12 Romaine lettuce, croûtons, Parmesan cheese & Caesar dressing Greek Salad 14 Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, olives & stuffed grape leaves.
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*Kofte 22 Balanced mixture of prime ground beef, finely chopped onions, bread crumbs and spices hand prepared to small patties and char-grilled to perfect moist and aroma. *Chicken Shish 22 Tender pieces of chicken marinated in “garlic and herbs sauce” seasoned then char-grilled on skewers. *Midpoint Adana 24 A specialty from Adana (Turkish Mediterranean City) Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire. Sautéed Chicken 24 Chicken cubes sautéed with green & red peppers, mushroom, tomato, onion, garlic and spices to juicy perfection. Yogurt Adana 26 This popular Turkish dish starts as Midpoint Adana Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire then shaved from the skewer & placed on a lightly hot buttered bed of bread cubes that is soaked in cold yogurt and sizzling hot fried tomato sauce. Sac Kavurma 28 Diced lamb chunks stir fried on iron skillet with onion, tomato, mushrooms, green & red peppers, spices, butter and soy sauce. *Lamb Shish 29 Lean cubes of lamb marinated and grilled over charcoal fire. *Premium Lamb Chops 43 Delicate lamb ribs meat cut perpendicularly to the spine, flattened and seasoned with traditional Turkish herbs & spices. Gently char-grilled to order. *Midpoint Grill Mix 45 A luxurious combination of four select individually cooked entrées. Lamb Chops, kofte, lamb shish, chicken shish and Midpoint Adana served together as one generous portion. *Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf
SPECIALTY ENTRÉES Manti (Turkish Meat Ravioli) 23 Poached ground beef and dumplings served with garlic yogurt sauce. Vegetable Musakka 20 Blend of pan fried eggplant, tomato and sautéed onions, red peppers, green peppers, smothered with melted cheese. Eggplant Musakka 24 Delicious blend of pan fried eggplant laden with a rich meat sauce, tomato, and sautéed onions. Hunkar Begendi This ottoman dish translates to “the sultan liked it” Fire smoked eggplants pureed then blended with creamy sauce. Hunkar Begendi Veggie 21 Grilled, tomato, onion, garlic, green & red peppers over Hunkar Begendi Hunkar Begendi w/ Chicken 24 Hunkar Begendi w/ Lamb 28
SEAFOOD Trout (Alabalik) 24 Delicious boneless brook trout dusted with bread crumbs and pan seared. Served with seasoned green salad. Grilled Shrimp 24 Jumbo shrimps grilled on charcoal fire. Served over tomato, cucumber, onion & mixed greens. Grilled Salmon 26 Delicious filet of salmon seasoned and grilled. Served with mixed greens Sauteed Salmon 26 Filet of salmon sautéed with garlic, onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom, soy sauce and spices. Sauteed Shrimp 26 Jumbo shrimps sautéed with garlic onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom and spices. Bronzini (Sea-bass) 28 Cooked on charcoal fire where the juices of fish hits the fire which then covers the fish with the smoke that brings out the delicate flavor. Served with mixed greens.
TAPAS (MEZE) Cacik 9 Minced cucumbers & garlic blended in plain yogurt with fresh mint, fresh dill and spices. Hummus 10 Pureed chickpeas, tahini (toasted, ground, hulled sesame seeds), pureed garlic, milk, olive oil & spices. Spicy Pepper Tapenade 11 Finely chopped green & red peppers, white onion, walnuts & garlic spiced up with hot pepper paste & tomato paste, lemon juice, spices. Sour pomegranate juice dressing added for extra zing . Sauced Eggplant 11 Pan fried eggplant sautéed with green & red peppers, white onion and garlic. Eggplant Salad 11 Charcoal fire smoked eggplants blended in finely chopped green & red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil & lemon juice. Babaganush 11 A Lavantine Cuisine Classic Charcoal fire grilled eggplant dipped in lemon juice, cooked until tender and then pureed with tahini, garlic, spices and olive oil. It’s a creamy zesty delight. Carrot Tarator 11 Minced carrots blended with garlic & parsley in plain yogurt. It’s a carrot version of the cucumber tarator commonly known as cacik or tzatziki. Stuffed Grape Leaves 11 Grape leaves stuffed with rice, onion, and herbs. Haydari (Minty Yogurt Dip) 13 This Turkish meze classic is a favorite side dish with meat entrées or just by itself. Minced garlic, dry mint, fresh dill and walnuts blended in thick strained yogurt. Drizzled with olive oil for a unique balanced taste. Mixed Tapas 28 Generous mixture of Carrot Tarator, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spicy Pepper Tapenade, Eggplant Salad, Sauced Eggplant, Babaganush, Hummus & Haydari. Midpoint Cheese Rolls 12 Cheese, parsley, rolled in file dough and pan fried in vegetable oil to golden perfection. Falafel 14 Chickpeas, flour, garlic, celery, white onion, parsley & spices. Mucver 12 Turkish fritter similar to a pancake, made from grated zucchini, eggs, onion, cheese, carrots, dill & spices. Edirne Ciger (Edirne Liver) 16 Edirne style sliced liver pieces pan-fried in vegetable oil. Hellim Cheese 14 Pan fried hellim cheese & tomatoes Butter Shrimp w/ Garlic 18
ADD TO ANY SALAD Grilled Chicken 10 Jumbo Shrimp 10 Falafel 7 Grilled Salmon (one piece) 12 Grilled Lamb 14
SALADS Midpoint Salad 12 Fresh mixed greens, roasted red peppers, carrots, tomatoes, corn & avocado prepared with our house dressing. Shepherd Salad 12 This famous traditional Turkish salad is literally translated as “shepherd’s salad”. Combination of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onion, parsley, olive oil & lemon juice. Season Salad 12 Mixture of fresh lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, olive oil & lemon juice. Arugula Salad 14 Refreshing blend of carrots, onions, goat cheese, sour pomegranate juice dressing, olive oil, walnuts & mixed fruits Piyaz 14 This traditional Turkish bean salad is prepared with white beans that are pre-soaked in vinegar and mixed with red & green peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion & eggs dressed with vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice. Hellim Salad 15 Grilled Hellim cheese chunks mixed with fresh lettuce, arugula, carrots, cherry tomatoes, walnuts & mixed fruits Caesar Salad 12 Romaine lettuce, croûtons, Parmesan cheese & Caesar dressing Greek Salad 14 Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, olives & stuffed grape leaves.
SOUP Red Lentil Soup 8 Traditional Turkish red lentil soup prepared with red lentils.
DESSERTS Tiramisu w/ ice cream 12 Kunefe 14 Baked shredded filo dough with lor cheese filing, sweetened with our chef’s special home made syrup and served hot. Baklava 9 In this classic Turkish dessert, delicate leaves of crisp, golden filo are layered with a tempting mixture or crushed walnuts, pistachio, sugar and clove. Laden with rich, sweet, homemade syrup, our baklava is virtually irresistible. Rice Pudding (Sutlac) 9 A delectable light pudding of boiled milk, rice, and sugar baked in the oven and then cooked in a clay bowl. Kazandibi 9 This delicate Turkish dessert originates from the palace of Ottoman Empire. Kazandibi (Translates to bottom of cauldron) is a type of caramelized milk pudding with a purposely burnt bottom layer that adds a toasted marshmallow, caramel like flavor reminiscent of Crème brûlée. Served with ground pistachio & seasoned fresh fruit.
SIDE DISHES Yogurt 6 Bulgur Pilaf 6 Midpoint Fries 7 Turkish Rice Pilaf 6
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