Iranian restaurant -- Portland, Maine
We recently discovered Shahnaz, an Iranian restaurant at 795 Forest Ave. in Portland. Shahnaz and her husband cook up some excellent Iranian fare. The hummus was smooth and delicious. The lamb kebabs were extremely tasty, especially with a cucumber and yogurt sauce. Best of all was an eggplant dish ... sort of a puree of roasted eggplant and peppers over rice. It had a remarkable smoky flavor.