The Gift Of Great Food: A Tanglewood Moms Giveaway
I love Mediterranean food. Whether it’s roots are in Greece, Lebanon, Southern Italy, France or Spain, or North Africa, I love it all. I dream of taking a culinary cruise and having a meal or two in every country that touches the Med. While that falls firmly outside the realm of current possibilities, I can drive my land yacht to Crockett Row and toss out my anchor at Terra Mediterranean for lunch or dinner or both seven days a week.
The owners of Terra Mediterranean, bothers Adam and Jalal Chanaa, began their restaurant careers in a tiny spot on Lower Greenville in Dallas back in the late 80’s, called Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill. Each morning, Adam would go to the farmers’ market to buy fresh food for the day and Jalal would prepare it. They built their reputation on those fresh ingredients and the bold flavors of traditional Mediterranean food. Over the years they have expanded throughout DFW and in 2010 expanded to Fort Worth. Since 2010, Terra Mediterranean has been a staple in Fort Worth for a quality Mediterranean meal.
Generally derived from Greek and Lebanese cuisine, the menu at Terra is diverse and delicious. There are of course decidedly Greek and Lebanese offerings like the amazing Gyros and baked Kibbie, but you don’t have to look too hard to find other Mediterranean influences. Some of my favorites are the Hummus with Lamb and Pine Nuts, Saffron Chicken and the Grilled Sea Bass.
Terra is a fun, trendy spot with great food, atmosphere and service, so it is on our short list of Date Night Dinner Destinations. However, one of the things I love best about Terra is the lunch buffet. It is perfect for a quick, healthy and affordable meal as well as a great opportunity to sample the menu, discover new foods and enjoy your favorites. I am terrible about settling on one dish at a restaurant and ordering it every time I go there. The lunch buffet at Terra has opened my palette to several items I might never have otherwise ordered. While you won’t necessarily see every menu offering on the lunch buffet, it is a great way to expand your culinary horizons.
Now, for those of you who have resolved to eat healthier in 2018, the Mediterranean diet is a proven way to do it. With the focus on fresh fruits & vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats, and minimal processed foods, the Mediterranean diet makes for simple, easy, and a fun style of cooking. However, when you get tired of cooking for yourself Terra Mediterranean provides a healthy and delicious alternative that will keep you on your new, healthier track.
For all of you Mediterranean cuisine lovers and culinary adventurers we are hosting a tasty giveaway. Comment below here on the blog with your favorite dish at Terra or one you are looking forward to trying in 2018, and you will be entered for a $75 gift card from Terra Mediterranean. Comments are open until 6 pm on Wednesday, January 10, and the winner will be announced on our Facebook page at 8 pm the same day. Good luck!
Greek salad and tomato basil soup! So yummy!!!
I looove the gyros!! But I also love their buffet because I sample other goodies I normally wouldn’t get!!
Terra has been my biggest pregnancy craving this time around! I love the big greek salad with gyro on the side but I also can’t pass up the buffet and a chance to eat some saffron chicken.
beef kabobs, haloumi cheese, and tomato basil soup! Yum!!
Saffron chicken and rice!
I love the saffron chicken and hummus!
My favorites are the saffron chicken, saffron rice, cauliflower, falafel, and hummus. Terra’s is so delicious, you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu or anything in the buffet.
Love the buffet – saffron chicken is the best!
Their tziki sauce and the lamb for the gyros are amazing!!!!
Saffron chicken, roasted cauliflower, and pitas! So good!
I love the buffet to try a little of everything, but I especially love the cauliflower!
Saffron chicken over rice. Although I love everything there!
I love the lunch buffet, but what is really good is the Kibbie Naya! Delicious steak tartar.
The Lamb and Chicken kabobs are amazing and the Saffron Rice is wonderfully delicious!
Best lunch buffet in town. Their food is always fresh and the staff are always patient with the large lunch buffet crowd.
I have never eaten there! I LOVE a good Gyro and would LOVE to try theirs!
Greek salad and hummus!!
Roasted chicken! With baklava for dessert.
Would love Terra to incorporate Turkish dishes as well. 🙂 Anything will be great!
Greek salad and hummus!
Saffron chicken & rice, cauliflower, falafel…who am i kidding…i love all their food!
Saffron chicken with rice! The wonderful hummus and pita bread. It’s all good!
Saffron chicken, falafel and hummus!
Saffron chicken is to die for! Really, everything on the buffet. Love the Greek salad, too.
You can’t go wrong with hummus and Greek salad!
LOVE the roasted cauliflower, hummus and falafels!
Chicken Kabobs and roasted cauliflower
I love the grape leaves.
I love the saffron chicken! And also Zataat bread!
We love Terra’s. I ate there three times the first week it opened it’s our go-to place for Mother’s Day and birthdays we love the lunch buffet because it’s a great selection for everyone we have 3 meat eaters 3 vegetarians & 4 vegans in our family so it’s perfect for us. Some of my favorite dishes are falafel, roasted cauliflower, baba ganoush & zaatar.
I’m so glad they started having the lunch buffet on Sunday over a year ago and now recently also started having them on Saturday.
I LOVE their chicken kabobs with cauliflower! And the hummus and pita. My mouth is watering thinking about it!!! My sister had her rehearsal dinner their and all our Tennessee family raves about it. One of my faves!!!
Hummus and pita bread! Terra’s is soooo good!
Hummus and pita bread! Terra’s is soooo good!
I love the cauliflower and of course, the hummus!
Gyros, Greek salad, kabobs……..all of it actually!
The Greek salad so delicious and by far my favorite hummus is Terra hummus!
Eggplant anything! BATHE ME IN BABA GHANOUJ, PLEASE!
My husband and I have recently changed our diet and we have been wanting to try Terra because we have heard so many good things about their healthy and fresh dishes! More vegetables are on our diet!
Love their saffron chicken, falafel and hummus!
I was introduced to Terras Sunday brunch a few months ago and fell in love with their roasted cauliflower!!! I’ve tried recreating it so many times with no luck. That’s my absolute favorite thing I’ve ever tried at Terras!!
The med salad with a chicken kabob!!
Love the buffet- saffron rice and cauliflower are my favorite!
Their hummus is magical.
Oh my gosh, I had this at a lunch one time and it was phenomenal!! I love their saffron rice and their hummus! But any new Mediterranean place I go, I have to try their falafel – probably one of my favorite Mediterranean foods.
Love the saffron chicken and humus!
My favorite dish is definitely the kibbe YYUUUUMMM ! And the roasted chicken with garlic on the side, HEAVENLY !
I love their falafel and baba ghanouj.
Saffron Chicken, hummus, gyro, Greek salad…everything!
Nothing like Tera’s sangria and assorted appetizers on a hot summer day!
I LOVE Terra! Saffron chicken, cauliflower, hummus, Greek salad, roast chicken, gyros + much more… it is so good!
Hummus. Tziki Sauce. Roasted Cauliflower. I make all different kinds of Hummus, need to try yours! Love roasted cauliflower!
Love lots of items at Terra, especially the cauliflower and Greek salad!
Their lunch buffet is out of this world. My favorite thing is there falafel!
Saffron chicken and the delicious naan bread! Mmm
Lamb and hummus!
Saffron chicken and rice by far my fave!!
The roasted cauliflower!
I LOVE the chicken kabobs with the veggies and the rice. I also really like their hummus and warm pita. You can’t go wrong with the brunch/lunch buffet! Then, you basically get to try everything!
Ohhh pick one favorite? That’s impossible. I love the hummus, cauliflower, and falafel. A real treat is the gyro platter with that amazing saffron rice!
I don’t think I’ve ever been but it sounds amazing!! I would love to try the saffron chicken, cauliflower and Greek salad! I’m GF and sounds like there are lots of yummy GF choices!
My Son mentioned a few years back, Mom you’ve got to try this place, I guarantee you’ll love it. Been a FAN since, all the cuisine is Amazing, it will not disappoint.
Buffet is fantastic – planning to come back for a PLANT BASED 2018 !!
Adam and Jalal host a delicious lunch buffet! Everything is delicious, but I love their chicken! The creamy hummus and fresh pita bread is the best I have ever had. 👌
I enjoy the roasted cauliflower and other veggies, saffron rice along with the DELICIOUS….LAMB.
I LOVE to go get the lunch buffet to go for lunch. I always get the same thing and my mouth is watering just thinking about right now! greek salad, babba ghanouj, tahini, tabouli, 2 pita breads, cauliflower, 2 falafel, 1 kafta skewer, 2 pieces of the lemon chicken kabob, and I eat on it ALL DAY LONG until I am miserable! This is my absolute favorite Mediterranean place I have ever eaten! So yummy!
The shawarma is quite tasty and I love they have roasted cauliflower.
I love the gyros and their lunch buffet can’t be beat.
I love the lunch buffet at Terra because there are so many great choices-my favorite being the roasted cauliflower and gyros! Yummmmm
I have eaten there twice. All the veggies were terrific and so was the sea bass and the saffron chicken. Never tried the buffet but these comments are convincing me……
I love the lunch buffet and of course the arroz con leche for desert
Just had it today for the first time and it was delicious!!!!
That’s easy! It’s the cauliflower!
Need to try the sea bass to compare it with mine!!!