The Weekly Whisk - 4/19/19
Musings from a foodie…
It’s not just down the street, across town or even in the next state over but, if you ever have the chance – make sure you visit Fakhreldin Restaurant in Amman, Jordan. First, Jordan should be on your bucket list for a lot of reasons. It’s got Petra – the city carved out of stone; Jerash, one of the only Greco-Roman cities, Wadi Rum with all of its pre-historic carvings out in a desert preserve, Mount Nebo where Moses saw the Promised Land – to say nothing about the wonderful people. We were in the neighborhood (Dubai) and I suggested that we should stop by Jordan on the way home.
One of the best restaurants in Jordan is Fakhreldin. It was originally built and owned by Fawzi Al-Mulki, one of the first Prime Ministers of Jordan. It offers up some of the most delicious Lebanese food I’ve ever tasted and now has the added distinction of growing its own herbs and spices onsite which are used in the various recipes that adorn the menu. The starters of Hommous, Grilled Halloumi Cheese was served as a grilled appetizer with local olives. It was absolutely great (J)! Next came the Fattoush Salad with cucumbers, lettuce, tomato – in a classic Arabic salad. What a delight. And, if that weren’t enough – we then proceeded to the obligatory lamb cutlets or Kastaleta with potatoes and tomatoes. Ummm. I was in heaven. And, you will be too if you have the opportunity to visit Jordan and the Fakhreldin Restaurant – a not to be missed treat in Central Amman. Save the location: Fakhreldin Restaurant – Jabal – 1st Circle – Amman, Jordan - +962 (6) 4652 399 – www.fakhreldin.com