Sunday, February 3, 2013

unique arabic fusion cuisine at saha

I have to give a shout out about a unique and delicious dining experience I had last week at Saha, located in the Carlton Hotel on Sutter. This small and intimate dining room with it's Yemenese/Arabic cuisine fused with French influences, is warm and inviting with low light and subtle color and filled with an artsy and stylish clientele.

 One of the most talked about "must have" dishes is the avocado salad. This is unlike any avocado salad you have had before! The avocado is stuffed with couscous tabouleh, dusted with grated knaffe and lightly fried. It is served with marinated tofu and a raspberry reduction. Very different, very delicious. Other hits included the creamy kale soup, the soft fava bean cakes and the orange chicken, scented with cinnamon. Be sure to order the traditional Arabic dessert, knaffe, made with Arabic cheese and shredded phyllo drizzled with warm syrup.