Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for the way its rich ingredients inspire innovative food fighting techniques. Skillfully execute the Kebab Eye Jab or the Hummus Humdinger with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of Mediterranean fare at The Pomegranate, located in Williamsville.
The Pomegranate serves up fresh Mediterranean fare free from the frigid kiss of the freezer and served in a brand-new, authentic interior. Start your meal with the house-named soup, a hearty stew combining lentils, beans, barley, spinach, and Pom sauce ($4.95), or an order of hummus ($4.95). Beef, lamb, and chicken kabobs ($7.99–$12.99) are made with quality meats and cooked on an open fire right in front of your eyes. Old fishermen can pine for the one that got away while sinking hunger hooks into a charbroiled tilapia fillet ($12.99). Satisfy vegetariurges with the eggplant delight, a baked whole eggplant topped with special walnut and pomegranate sauce ($6.99), or parachute meat-seeking mouths into ghaimeh, a savory stew of diced chicken, yellow split peas, and a special tomato sauce ($7.99). Guests can wash down grub with delicious juices gathered from low-hanging juice clouds.
- Don't call the Pomegranate an Arab restaurant. It's Persian, Iranian if you will, and after you get past the almost-obligatory hummus appetizer, its menu is full of things you don't see much around Buffalo. – Andrew Z. Galarneau, The Buffalo News
- I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was Middle easter [sic] food. The employee behind the counter were [sic] very pleasant and helpful when it came time to make my decision of what to eat. – Cait, Urbanspoon
When diners step into The Pomegranate and see kebabs, rice, and flatbreads decorating the menu, they might expect a typical Mediterranean meal. But the scent in the air should soon convince them otherwise. In the kitchen, chefs surprise nostrils and taste buds with Persian cooking's subtle combinations of herbs and mild spices, such as dried lime, rose water, pomegranate paste, and mint, combined according to secret family recipes in order to create a delicate, full flavor that dances across the palate. Their stews—including the signature chicken stew with walnut and pomegranate—simmer for hours, and house marinades result in tender, tongue-mesmerizing kebabs from fresh chicken, beef, and lamb. Yet not all the magic happens out of sight. The chefs grill their meats over an open flame before diners' eyes, hypnotizing, beckoning, and grabbing their attention without using cartoon hands made out of smoke. To maintain its authenticity, The Pomegranate imports its basmati rice and stocks the kitchen with fresh and healthy ingredients, which it transforms into meals for meat lovers and vegetarians alike.