Postcard aesthetics and the best of local cuisine await diners at the new El Babor in Acre.
It was a long, justified wait. When Hussam and Nashat Al-Abbas opened their first El Babor restaurant in Wadi Ara, it soon became the darling of local foodies craving authenticity in their Arab dishes. Gone were the wedding hall salads slathered with industrial mayo, gone were the canned mushrooms immersed in garish yellow low-grade turmeric. Instead, the patrons of the new venture were introduced to country fare. Plump fatayers – Arab empanadas stuffed with hyssop leaves and pungent goat cheese – soon became a favorite as did the seasonal salads of wide cress and chicory one could not find in other restaurants….