Citysearch Editorial Review.
The fashionable small plates trend lands in Georgetown with Morso, which presents contemporary Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine and an intriguing cocktail list in a stylish setting. Before the meal, sesame-sprinkled pide is served with a triumvirate of savory and tart yogurt dips. Variety-craving diners then order off the wide menu of various mezze (small plates) dishes, which meander from the pedestrian to sublime, such as the pastirma-wrapped dates with goat cheese and pistachio, popping with sweet and tart flavors. Morso’s modern interior is far from the sun-dappled coast; cool yellow light diffuses into floor-to-ceiling glass-encased racks of wine and the centerpiece curved, earth-toned banquette. Specialty cocktails like Manhattan a la Turka reflect an adventurous melding of typical drinks with Mediterranean highlights such as anise and cinnamon.