F&B state owners of Set El Hosn, Beit Ward, and Breadberry celebrated the opening of their latest cuisine, an Authentic Lebanese fusion restaurant located in Verdun on May 17, 2018.
A concept inspired by the sultanates era, the restaurant exhibited a beautiful architectural interior as well as many oriental details. Bent El Sultan is not your typical Lebanese restaurant so don’t go with the intention of ordering the same traditional dishes we always have. Although I prefer staying in my comfort zone and ordering the usual; I attempted to try a bit of everything.
Dinner first began with pumpkin soup, beautifully placed inside the pumpkin and served by the waiter. The pumpkin soup was simple and savory.
The hummus and baba ghannouj came afterwards, each having a very beautiful and unique design. Their hummus was excellent, just delicious. I’m known for having a hummus obsession; my family sometimes calls me “Imm Hummus” which means mother of Hummus!
Salads came next, you might be thinking about Tabbouleh and Fattouch. Well no, we had everything but that. We had kale & pomegranate salad, quinoa salad, and Sultan salad. The Kale salad was my favorite, it is served with parsley and rocket leaves.
Every dish that was placed on the table came with a detailed explanation by the waiter, informing us about the name of the dish and what it included. This detail made the dining experience more comfortable and enjoyable.
More cold mezze kept coming our way such as fried cauliflower with yogurt, yes the combination sounds weird, but it was pretty good. The cauliflower was spicy and dipped in Greek yogurt with homemade butter and spices.
When it comes to the hot appetizers my favorites were the Fatirat Al Kaisar and the Hassan Basha.
The Caesar Pie (Fatirat Al Kaisar) is a pie stuffed with meat and pine similar to Lahim b 3ajeen. The meat was very juicy and the 3ajeen was super soft.
The Hassan Basha is a mouthwatering oven-roasted kafta balls with potato, tomato sauce, and cheese.
After tasting all these, the main course arrived. We tried the Shish Taouk and the Shish Fish. Surprisingly, the shish taouk was not the usual chicken breast pieces; on the contrary it was chicken thigh pieces which make it juicier, softer, fattier, and yummier.
It was a lovely meal with intricate tastes and delicate twists on Lebanese favorites. The ambiance was set for a sultan as its name implies and the fabulous company made for a memorable evening.