• Best Chef: Northeast
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee for Outstanding Restaurant (Oleana)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Author
    Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Meditteranean
  • Chef and owner
    Chef Set meals
  • Three Stars (Sarma)
    The Boston Globe
  • 25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015 (Sarma)
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Boston

My Restaurants

  • Sarma
    249 Pearl St
    Somerville, MA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Ana Sortun reviews  at
"Hapoy Mother's Day everyone! Passing along my love for lefse to my daughter. Lefse is a Norweigen potato flatbread filled with butter, cinnamon and sugar (made with a Turkish rolling pin lol) #familyfavorite #lefse #norge #cookingwithmom"
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From My Menu

Chef Joshua Lewin reviews Warm buttered hummus with basturma and tomato at Oleana
$$$ | Mediterranean
Inman Square
"There are plenty of great options for small plates to pair with some nicely curated wines at the or outside on Boston's best patio when the season is right. The warm buttered hummus should not be missed, and the fried mussels are great, too."
Chef Jody Adams reviews Moussaka at Oleana
$$$ | Mediterranean
Inman Square
"I love this minced lamb and eggplant pie with whipped fava because it reminds me of my mom's moussaka that she made when I was growing up."
Chef Jay Murray reviews Deviled eggs at Oleana
$$$ | Mediterranean
Inman Square
"This is gestalt cooking at its best: quality tuna and fantastic olives. The whole package delivers such a wallop of flavor."
Chef Will Gilson reviews Baked Alaska at Oleana
$$$ | Mediterranean
Inman Square
"Oleana has some of the best desserts in the city. The Baked Alaska is f-cking amazing. I make room even when there isn't a chance there could be."