• dervishMAZZA

    Homemade Mediterranean Cuisine to Nourish Your Soul

    (Whirling keeps you centered)

  • Meet Mo

    Hand prepared with love, DervishMazza delivers authentic tastes of the Mediterranean to your door.

     

    Born in Cairo, Mo grew up in a loving household where his mother’s cooking, and the surrounding Egyptian culture, etched his worldview. Every morning, his grandfather prepared fūl—a savory stew of fava beans—for the workers at a local textile factory. This nurturing morning ritual of savoring fūl awakened his palette and set his culinary course. His first job was at a French bakery down the street from his childhood home. Later on, Mo's passion for cooking was molded by years in France and nearly two decades at renowned kitchens in New York City. Upon settling in Minneapolis, he founded DervishMazza, a pickup and delivery service offering the very best of Mo’s cuisine.


    Mo presents a Smörgåsbord of Mediterranean specialties, many being vegetarian, from the finest locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. He has a weakness for Lebanese pomegranate molasses and anise liquor, dried hibiscus flowers from Egypt, and French feta cheese. A meal at Mo's typically begins with an Arak aperitif, whetting the appetite for an eclectic spread of mazza* deftly paired with wine and cocktails. In his free time, he cooks for Minneapolis-based charity Eat for Equity as well as developing side projects, like Saha, a custom ginger elixir.

     

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    *Definition: MAZZA
    An assortment of dishes served as appetizers, accompaniments to main dishes, or a complete meal in itself.
    An age old culinary tradition of Middle Eastern cuisine from Morocco to Persia.

  • Mazza Menu

     

    The Whirling Dervish

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    Silk Road, Muhammara, Feta-mint and Baba ganoush

     

    Elwalima 3 course dinner for two

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    1st course, Spring spinach and yellow split-pea soup

    2nd course, Mazza sampler served with za'atar pita chips

    3rd Dukkah crusted rack of lamb served, Fesenjoon, chermoula caramelized vegetables,
    couscous with preserved lemon, z'aatar

     

    Pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan are Welcome 

    El Walima available Friday and Saturday. Order by Thursday 5pm. 

     

    Mazza trio, Any Three Mazza

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    1.-Spring spinach and yellow spilt-pea soup, tomato, coriander, cilantro

    2-Baba ganoush, eggpant, tamarind, lemon-grass, smoked paprika

    3-Ful medams, Fava-beans, cumin, lemon,EVOO

    4-Pesto di funghi, porcini Mushroom, walnut, parmesan cheese, Amontillado sherry

    5- Marinated artichokes hearts, preserved lemon, herbs, pistachio

    6- Feta cheese, mint, harissa

    7- Fesenjoon, goat cheese, pomegranate, walnut

    8- Silk Road, chickpeas, Thai chili, sun-dried tomatoes, tahini

    9- Muhammara, red pepper, walnut, pomegranate, Aleppo chili, cardamom

    10- Lima beans, toasted fennel seeds, lemon, crushed pepper, bay leaves

    11- Tapenade, Kalamata olives, walnut, orange zest
    12- Tomato provençal, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, basil, anchovies
    13- Pearl couscous, preserved lemon, raisins, za'atar

    14- Falafel, tahini, pickles

     

    All mazza are served with za'atar pita chips

     

    Sides and Condiments

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    Fesenjoon, marmalade of pomegranate and walnut

    Feta stuffed date and rolled in za'atar

    Crispy herbed pita chips

    House-mixed Za'atar

    House-mixed Herb de Provence

    Dukkah, toasted funnel, coriander, sesame seeds, cumin, crushed walnuts

     

     

     

    Please text Mo with your order at 612-770-3441

    or complete the form at the bottom of this page

     

    Complimentary delivery Saturday in Minneapolis and Saint Paul for a minimum of order of $56 or more

    Pickup curbside Sunday–Friday, in Old Highland Minneapolis

     

     

     

     

  • PATIO EVENTS MAZZA OR DINNERS

    Transport yourself to a one-of-a-kind Mediterranean-inspired feast. Join Mo for a very special evening of exceptional tastes, warm company, and basking in the good life.

    A caterer and bartender, Mo prepares Middle Eastern/Mediterranean meals using a mixture of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients (including herbs from the garden), and his favorite pomegranate molasses and anise liquor from Lebanon, dried hibiscus flowers from Egypt, and French feta cheese.

     

    A meal at Mo's begins with an aperitif drink of Arak and a Mezza selection of spreads and finger food. Set among the leafy trees and garden of his home under magical fairy lights, you can enjoy your 4-course dinner with a special friend or group of friends. Tables for 2, 4 and 8 available.
    As you eat, you might notice an eclectic mixture of Middle Eastern and Latin music, including tunes from his travels in Cuba.

     

    Mo cooks a melange of Middle Eastern and French inspired meals and is always happy to cook vegetarian cuisine as well.
    Having been a bartender for over two decades, Mo loves selecting wine pairings and cocktails for his guests.

     

     

    MAZZA TABLE

    Linger over a testy and colorful selection of 8-10 Mazza/small plate with 2 drinks, wine or cocktail

    $48 per guest "Gratuity not Included"

     

    No time for dinner? Reserve the a Mazza table for a 90 minute seating with two drinks, Wine or cocktails and a mazza/small plate selection.
    Two seatings available – 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

     

     

    Dinner MENU

     

    Amuse bouche

    Eggplant, tamarind, feta, mint

     

    Soup

    Spring spinach and yellow spilt-pea soup, tomato, coriander, cilantro

     

    Mazza

    Seasonal selection, served with crispy pita chips and crudités

     

    Main

    Dukkah crusted rack of lamb served, Fesenjoon, chermoula caramelized vegetables,
    couscous with preserved lemon, za'atar.

     

    Dessert

    Sgroppino, Venetian lemon dessert

     

     Dinner is served with Aperitif, Wine and Digestif

    Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and pescatarian substitutions available on request.

    $95 per guest "Gratuity not Included"

    PATIO MAZZA/DINNER DATES:

    April 16, 23,

    May 7, 8, 21 booked, 22

    June 4, 5, 18, 19

    July TBA

    REQUEST YOUR PATIO MAZZA/DINNER TODAY. Please list number of guests.

     

  • Gallery

    Dream, then dine. All dishes are made from scratch with only the finest ingredients.

    Muhammara

    Red peppers, walnut, pomegranate molasses and Aleppo chili

    Basara

    Fava-beans, dill and crispy onions

    Silk-road

    Chickpeas, Thai chili, sun dried tomatoes and tahini

    Marinated artichokes

    Artichokes hearts, preserved lemon, Tunisian harissa and mint

    Feta dip

    Feta cheese, mint and harissa

    Goat-cheese fesenjoon

    Goat-cheese "pomegranate and walnut"

    Falafel

    Falafel, tahini and pickles

    Dates

    Date stuffed feta, za'atar and extra virgin olive oil

    Lima beans

    Lima beans, sumac, Aleppo pepper and extra virgin olive oil

    El Walima three course dinner for two

    Whirling Dervish Mazza sampler, yellow lentil soup, Mirepoix Stuffed Poussin with couscous and caramelized parsnips.

    Whirling Dervish Mazza Sampler

    Selection of six mazza served with Zaa'tar pita chips.

    Special Easter Dinner

    3 course dinner with Dukkah crusted rack of lamb, see menu page for details.

  • PLACE YOUR ORDER

    Complimentary delivery Friday and Saturday in Minneapolis and Saint Paul for a minimum of order of $56 or more

    Pickup curbside Sunday–Thursday in Northeast Minneapolis

     

    Please list the numbers (1–14) of each mazza you'd like along with any sides and condiements and if you're not picking up, provide your address in the instruction field.


    Also, if you have any dietary concerns, please be sure to let us know.