If you have ever visited Moody’s Mediterranean in the Cooperstown Promenade, you may recognize the owners. They were the original owners of the franchise Opa in town, which they sold to pursue this original family owned restaurant. They decided they needed the flexibility to bring the flavour and variety that inspires the mediterranean cuisine with such delectable plates from Greece, Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Morocco and many more.
The Baroud family planted their roots in Airdrie in 2001 with their larger than average family, 7 kids. I almost fell off my chair when they told me this as I have the utmost respect for parents raising large families. Radwan went on to explain his medical background and I can see so much desire to contribute to the betterment of his community, we had a great conversation. Moudie is one of the four boys and he graduated from George Mac in ’06 and continued on to university to major in Business Management and minor in Marketing. It is easy to see based on the social media and branding that Moudie is knowledgeble and excels because of his keen eye for detail with marketing. You’ll see a beautiful patio that is waiting for the warmth of spring to welcome us to enjoy, only a couple more months. I’m personally so done with winter at this moment. Moudie explained an absolutely brilliant collaboration occuring between Moody’s Mediterranean and the pub soon opening across the parking lot Balzac Brewery. I can’t wait to see this come alive, so stay tuned for that update.
Let’s talk about the food and the experience Moody’s Mediterranean is all about. First of all I met with Moudie before the restaurant opened one morning and the open kitchen was immaculate. I absolutely loved seeing this and with an open kitchen you are able to watch your meal being made right before you so it’s quite reassuring when cleanliness is priority. As my family enjoyed our meals one evening Radwan came over to introduce himself and offer some free Balklava and turkish coffee. I’m a huge fan of cardamon so it was amazing! We felt like guests not customers and the food was a creation of love not a stagnant menu item. Watch his social media he is constantly introducing a new item or a special based on a plate he wants to create for our enjoyment. Fresh, healthy and affordable is now possible with Moody’s Mediterranean in town. Check them out, your stomach will thank you.