Firdous

59 Spruce St. Columbus OH 43215 (614) 221-4444
To Nasir Latif, owner of Firdous in the North Market, cooking is like painting: they both demand alert senses, a respect for authenticity and a passion to create art that lightens people’s spirits.  Nasir speaks through his food, and the voice he conveys sings an organic Middle-Eastern song that is rich in culture, heritage and flavor.  As he sees it, the eyes will eat, the nose will taste and the mouth will chew.  The Low-Carb Salad ($6.95) at Firdous is an obvious showpiece.  A generous portion of freshly sliced lamb is served atop a large Greek salad full of fresh oregano and boulders of divine French feta.