Food & Drink

Chile relleno from Mez

At a family gathering at Mez, we all had excellent appetizers, entrees and desserts. The roasted chile relleno especially was outstanding, and the cinnamon cream a perfect complement. I would love to have the recipe, even though I will be returning to Mez to try other dishes. -- R.V., Durham

Aaron Stumb, executive chef at Mez (5410 Page Road; 941-1630; ) is happy to oblige. He notes that this is a vegetarian dish and can be made vegan by omitting the sauce and the cheese garnish.

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