In this Best Possible Taste interview, Sharon Noonan is joined by Dvir Nusery and Nicola Crowley from Mezze in Tramore, Co
Waterford who are celebrating 5 years in business.

Mezze has become a firm favourite with foodies from all over travelling to sample their Middle Eastern delights. The dynamic husband and wife duo, Chef Dvir Nusery and Food Entrepreneur Nicola Crowley have worked tirelessly over these last five years, to combine simple locally produced food with Middle Eastern flavours to create innovative and mouth-watering deli style offerings.

Believe it or not, it all started on a glacier in New Zealand! Nicola, from Ireland, met Dvir, from Israel and their love, life and culinary adventure started from there. Fast forward a few years, marriage and two kids later, Dvir and Nicola began working on their dream Mezze. From humble beginnings working in Nicola’s mother’s kitchen with Dvir cooking up a selection of his favourite dips, salads and breads usually served at the start of the meal in the Middle East they started to turn their dream into reality. With a small pop-up tent at the Harvest Festival in Waterford city in 2015 Mezze was born and the business grew from there.

In 2019, the couple made the leap of opening a bricks and mortar place in their hometown of Tramore. They’d been working at festivals, farmers markets, doing pop up dinners and cooking classes and wanted a place of their own to do all of that and more. Mezze HQ is a dynamic space for foodies with plenty of personality and great food. It runs as a deli, café and shop by day with cooking classes and events by night.

Speaking on the milestone Dvir said “As we celebrate 5 years in business we are filled with immense pride and gratitude for the incredible journey we've been on. Mezze has featured on TV, radio, print and digital, we’ve published a cookbook, opened an online store, journalists, celebrities and influencers come visit and so much more, it’s been truly amazing! None of this would have been possible without the support of our customers, the hard work of our team, and the partnerships we've forged along the way. We look forward to continuing to serve our community and delivering exceptional Middle Eastern food for years to come!”

Nicola commented “In honour of our 5th anniversary, Mezze will be hosting special events, promotions, and giveaways throughout the month of May. These celebrations serve as a token of appreciation for the continued support and patronage of its customers and the entire Mezze community so keep a close eye in-store, on our website and across our social media channels.”

Mezze is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am till 3pm. To find out more about Mezze, purchase their cookbook or a delicious food hamper simply visit mezze.ie.