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About us

A Message From
Our founder

My love affair with herbs and spices began at age 15, when I worked for a neighborhood spice factory in Lebanon during summer vacation. I learned to appreciate the relationship between the elements and their unique power over the senses.

Our Mediterranean fare goes back several thousand years of gastronomical evolution - the spices, ingredients and cooking techniques we use can be traced back to Phoenician, Greek, Arab, Roman and Ottoman traditions.

I believe that we are transformed by the life force of the food we eat, that it is an essential component of who we become.  I have never compromised the quality and time necessary to translate that understanding into my work.

Since 1999 Open Sesame has offered cuisine created from scratch with heart and passion - to nourish and revive memories of the flavors and traditions that I cherish.  
 

Ali Kobeissi 

Menu

In Lebanon to eat is to feast and in doing so we evoke a celebration. The idea is to share, so start with the basic... A Mezza of Hummus, Kibbi, Fried Potatoes and Tabouleh. Let the bread act as your utensil with which to eat. Use it to scoop up the food... SAHTEIN!


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Catering Menu

Catering

Open Sesame can help customize and cater formal events such as weddings, birthdays, showers and graduations. We offer several menu options that can accommodate any budget, along with staffing options to help make your event a memorable, hassle free experience

 

For more information please contact us or email: catering.opensesamegrill@gmail.com

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