Serving arguably the best Middle Eastern food in Melbourne, Head Chef and television personality Shane Delia continues to impress with his authentic but contemporary menu. The revamp two years ago gave the underground den a sophisticated vibe. With subtle ethnic music in the background, formally dressed staff members and gold touches throughout, Maha blends sexiness and classiness in the one stunning venue.
Year after year, the progressive menu of unique flavour and texture combinations never disappoints. Dainty slices of chemen-cured swordfish have potent but welcoming notes of Aleppo pepper and preserved lemon. Citrusy dollops of Kewpie mayo harmonise with the smokiness of the pepper. Saffron, chicken and white fig tagine with pearl couscous and almonds is a flavoursome stew with plenty of sweetness from the baby figs. Arriving at the table steaming hot, it’s a hearty dish for a cool day.
PSST! If you love Chef Delia’s food, why not purchase one of his fabulous cookbooks from the Maha website?