From mud-wrestlers to jelly-juggling toddlers, some people just love to get messy.
The Big Deal team prefer to get mezze at Alla Turca on Pitt Street in Glasgow city centre.
An authentic Turkish restaurant, Alla Turca specialises in mezze, the snack-sized plates of savouries which are an important part of most meals throughout the Middle East and in many Mediterranean countries.
Your Turkish mezze feast for two people will feature ten different mezze dishes.
Typical mezze dishes served at Alla Turca include:
Humus: a classic mix of chickpeas, garlic, tahini and olive oil
Cacik: a refreshing mix of yogurt, cucumber, garlic, mint, olive oil
Babaganus: smoked aubergine, yogurt, garlic, tahini
Tabouleh: parsley, tomato, onion, mint, cous cous
Kisir: mixed peppers, parsley, cous cous, nuts
Sarma: vine leaves stuffed with rice and pine nuts
Falafel: broad beans, chickpeas, mixed veg
Borek: filo pastry filled with feta and parsley
Hellim: grilled Turkish – Cyprus cheese
Sucuk: grilled Turkish spicy sausages
The ten classic mixed mezze will be accompanied by freshly baked Turkish bread. Finish your meal with a choice of desserts; mini Baileys liqueurs on ice and mini Turkish Delights.
Today’s Big Deal with Alla Turca would make a great lunch break during a Christmas shopping spree or, if you were going to the panto on a Sunday or Monday, an ideal pre-theatre meal.
Recent 5pm customers who have visited Alla Turca have enjoyed their experience:
‘The fourth visit to Alla Turca was just as good as usual – amazing food, friendly waiters, great atmosphere :)’ Natalie Smith, 02/11/2011, Rating 5/5
‘Excellent first visit.’
Maureen Gow, 01/11/2011, Rating 4.2/5