Ottawa – YOW
The name references a Lebanese restaurant that operated at this address a decade ago, but everything else is new, especially the Middle Eastern fusion cooking of young British-Palestinian chef Walid El-Tawel. A vinaigrette of Aleppo peppers knits together the Turkish spoon salad; grilled halloumi is topped with compressed “double apple;” and the Habibi Nabulsi cocktail mixes Courvoisier with pomegranate molasses. The sophisticated two-floor space is divided by intricate screens and dabbed with fairouz (Arabic for turquoise).
343 Somerset St. W. K2P 2P1 | (613) 422-7700