Beirut, Auckland, NZ

Another night, another restaurant.  Asked for another suggestion from the concierge and this time because of what we were looking for, the restaurant suggestion was Beirut, which is contemporary middle-eastern food.

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After pouring over the menu, we opted to split several small dishes and opted for:

Za’attar: kale, thyme, coriander, sumac, goat’s cheese

Fattoush: watermelon, beetroot, cucumber, orange blossom, parsley

Bubba: burnt eggplant, black sujuk, toasted sesame, black cabbage

Skate:  fermented apple water, bees wax, pine oil, onion ash, batarekh, white radish

 

All were amazing.  The bubba just melted in your mouth.  The radish wasn’t my favorite in the fish dish (skate) but the rest of it was great.  Love this kind of food!