An icon of Levantine hospitality and cuisine, acclaimed restaurateur Mireille Hayek is taking the regional culinary scene by storm with her award-winning restaurant concept Em Sherif. Em Sherif delivers unmatched culinary experiences by bringing back forgotten traditional flavors of the Levant, and has become a landmark in authentic oriental cuisine both regionally and globally. The latest extension of this unique offering is Em Sherif Sea Café, a seafood concept with a beef bar corner created by Mireille as an homage to Lebanon’s historic ties to the Mediterranean world.
The menu features a variety of fresh seafood dishes including ‘the catch of the day’; guests can stop by the display counter to select their choice to be expertly prepared to their liking, and a selection of cold and hot mezze, including traditional delicacies and more contemporary dishes with a unique twist. Highlights include Raw Red Sea Bream, Shrimp Provencale and Samak Rass Asfour, as well as delectable vegetarian options such as a Whole Roasted Cauliflower in Tahini and spicy pickled walnut dip, Hindbeh del Zeit and Lentil Kibbeh, perfect for a light summer meal. For those looking for a heartier option, the restaurant also features a beef bar corner with a selection of grilled meats.
Em Sherif Sea Café is where the best of yesterday and today combine, deliciously. Crisp and contemporary, the elegant, airy café is a visual and culinary homage to Lebanon’s historic ties to the Mediterranean world both through the theme of its delicately hand-painted Portuguese Azulejo wall tiles, and varied menu of main and mezze-style offerings. The sea-inspired interior is meticulously selected, creating a vibe that resonates with the restaurant’s homage to the Mediterranean world. From à la carte dining to coffee to late-night bites, Em Sherif Sea Café is as much a place to socialize, as it is to eat.
The first Em Sherif Sea Café franchise opened earlier this year at Bahrain’s waterfront shopping center – The Avenues Mall. This will be followed by the opening of Em Sherif Sea Café Abu Dhabi and Em Sherif Sea Café Riyadh later this year.