Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jerusalem Pita: Where Eggplant Steals the Show

As a rule, I’m not given to superlatives—with the written word, it’s too easy to fall into a hole I can’t climb out of.  But folks, the truth is that I’ve found the best eggplant dish in Brookline.  

It’s at Jerusalem Pita, just off of Coolidge Corner, selected at random from a menu endearingly full of spelling errors.  The Eggplant Rolls are somewhat doleful-looking bits of cold eggplant, perhaps inviting a bit of ‘order remorse’ when you see them on the plate, weeping olive oil and spooned over with a green relish of raw garlic, parsley, dill (the dill most of all, that marvelous, underappreciated herb).  But take one bite of this little appetizer and you’ll rhapsodize for hours about these long-marinated, ultra-tender morsels, about their perfect blend of garlic and seasonings, about the keen, zesty taste of the dill and parsley.


  1. Eggplant is one of my favorite foods. All I can tell you is to buy some for me, freeze and bring it with you on your next voyage west.........I'm hungry for a good meal. My own cooking leaves a lot to be desired.
    G Tep

  2. I LOVE the eggplant rolls at Jerusalem Pita. I once had them on a Sunday, and couldn't stop thinking about how incredible they were, and I was back there on that Wednesday to enjoy another serving of them. Their Jerusalem-style eggplant salad is also very good, but man oh man, those roll ups are divine.

  3. I'm a massive fan of eggplant but don't eat it often enough - this recipe will be sure to help.