marvelous eats in the middle east

May 19th, 2011

We love falafel from street carts just as much as the next New Yorker, but there’s no beating true authenticity. On May 15, Park Hyatt Jeddah kicked off a two-week long Lebanese food festival at Nafoura, the hotel’s resident Mediterranean restaurant. Catered by Chefs Fouad Hamka and Habib Al-Mualem, “Flavors of Lebanon” will offer a daily array of traditional Lebanese cuisine through May 27.

The Lebanese practice of meze, a selection of small plates served for lunch or dinner, makes it easy for diners to sample a wide variety of dishes. Feast on tabouleh, fatoush, shish kebab, baba ghanouj, and kibbeh along with Lebanese olives, salads, and cheeses, while enjoying Nafoura’s breathtaking view of the Red Sea. Sahtayn! (Bon appétit!)

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