Five Star Baklava

The five stars is hands down for the best baklava I’ve had in Denver. Eating this baklava is a religious experience for me. I eat the top layer of crispy phyllo dough. Then I move on to the nut layer which has the perfect notes of cinnamon. And finally I finish with the last layer of buttery, soaked in simple syrup phyllo dough. And then I repeat the process. It should be mentioned that I might have put the container of baklava on my lap and eaten the sticky gooey mess in. my. car.

Other honorary mention is the falafel. Light and crispy with just the right texture and spice combination. I also tried the dolmas off the vegetarian sampler and really enjoyed that. The baba ganoush has the perfect smoky flavor and the hummus zings with lots of garlic.

I come here whenever I’m close and always stock up on my beloved baklava.

Heather T. - 4/30/2014