September 23, 2009

Dinner at Troya

Having dinner in the Richmond district of San Francisco always seems cozy. Every day as the sun disappears at the edge of the Pacific fog rolls in and blankets the Richmond district. The mist swirls down the street and around the buildings.

A little while ago we arrived at Troya on Clement Street on a particularly foggy evening for dinner. The restaurant is a warm and inviting respite from the cold street. It has a charming atmosphere and friendly staff.

But, let's get to the food. We chose a meal of mezes and began with the Turkish lentil soup. Next we shared hummus, grilled halloumi cheese, and sauteed greens. My husband also ordered the flatbread and lamb chops. Everything was excellent, but my favorites were the soup and the grilled cheese! The soup was fabulous – delicate and flavorful – and the cheese was perfectly grilled and paired with heirloom tomatoes. We ended our meal with some tasty baklava!

This was not my first visit to Troya – nor will it be my last! The staff is great, the food is consistently delicious, and I look forward to going back soon!