Bite Me: Roti Kabob Platter

Loop restaurant offers Mediterranean inspired breakfast, lunch dishes

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    The Mediterranean diet never looked so good.

    Like a doting momma, NBCChicago.com just wants to feed you. Bite Me is our twice-weekly look at the most succulent dishes Chicago has to offer. Read on, eat well.

    Fast food doesn't have to always mean burger and fries, and that's where Roti -- a new casual grill that opened it's second Loop location last week -- comes in. The restaurant serves healthy food inspired by the Mediterranean culture and its emphasis on whole grains, fresh vegetables, nuts and legumes and olive oil. The Roti Kabob Platter is a great place to start.

    What's in it:
    The Roti Kabob Platter can pair off with a selection of Chicken, steak or an Atlantic Salmon kabob. The kabobs are marinated with fresh herbs, olive oil, a hint of garlic and a touch of lemon. It's nicely seared with a caramelized exterior and a moist succulent inside. The kabobs are served atop a freshly baked Rice Pilaf with a hint of spice, chicken broth and Turkish seasoning. The Israeli couscous also makes a nice substitution for the pilaf. The dish is also adorned with fresh greens, Ruby red tomatos and freshly diced cucumber salad, seasoned with lemon juice, vinegar and honey.

    Suggested pairing:
    The kabob platter can be paired with Roti's Pomegranate "White" Sangria (has that sexy rose tint to it) or the popular Red Sangria, both garnished with fresh fruit and just enough kick.

    The Chef says: "The Roti Kabob Platter is the best of all worlds. Our customers love the fact that freshly cooked kabobs served with rice and tomato cumber salad can also be stuffed into a pita for a sandwich. Choose your own sauce and enjoy!" -- Chef Barry Brooks

    How much is it?
    $6.50 for chicken, $7.50 for steak and $8.50 for salmon.

    Roti, 310 W. Adams, 10 S. Riverside and  additional locations in Northbrook and Vernon Hills. 312-236-3500. VIEW MENU