Best Baba Gannoujh - 2006
You only need one creamy mouthful of the garlicky, eggplant-laden baba gannoujh at Pita Plus to know that owner Lev Lemashov did a very smart thing when he hired Svetlana Rakhmanova to cook. She roasts her eggplant to velvety perfection and combines it with just the right balance of tahini and olive oil. Couple it with fresh homemade pita (white or whole wheat), which is baked daily on the pita machine imported from Israel that occupies a good portion of the small restaurant's kitchen. Thank you, Lev! Thank you, Svetlana!