Good lord; with temps hitting the mid-90's last week, it was hard believing it's actually November! It was in the high-30's when we left Iceland....we even felt that the temps in the mid-50's in Seattle was quite warm. So when we got back home and this heatwave hit....sheesh.
Hot weather like this kind of kills our appetite. We wanted something with a lot of flavor, but not too heavy, and La Miche came to mind. Hard to believe that it has almost been two years since we last visited, but the owner Nabih still remembered us.
Like before, we tend to stick with the mezze here.
We started with the Baba Gannoush.
The version here is a bit too sour for our taste, which really dampens the usual smoky flavor of eggplant.
The Muhamarah, though, is still a winna!
The slightly ripe and funky-cheesy-salty Shaankleesh was also perfect....a wonderful mash-up of flavors based on nice and ripe Shanklish is also wonderful on bread.
The Missus also enjoys the chewy, spicy, and salty Soujouk. The acid from the tomato sauce helps cut the salt.
There's quite a combination of spices going on here. By this time we were quite full so we took most of this home. The next day, the Missus made the leftovers with egg, which is a classic combination to this dry and spicy sausage.
I'm not sure what took us so long to return to La Miche. Perhaps it's location; kind of hidden from view. We really enjoyed our meal on a day where we hit record high temps. We won't take so long to return in the future.
La Miche Kabobgee
9350 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123