Thursday, May 14, 2009

A moment of silence, for Al Mashwa

The Lebanese restaurant around the corner from work that made hummus so creamy and nutty and delicious I hold it personally responsible for this, has closed down to make way for another outpost of a mediocre Italian eatery in town.

I ate from this restaurant at least twice a week, with their delicious and reasonably-priced salads and shish tawooks delivered right to my desk. Right now I am looking for answers: how could such a brisk business close? Did the owner sell enough mixed grills to retire?

As a friend of mine put it, with the business from The National, it could have been tipping oil as Abu Dhabi's most profitable industry.

3 comments:

Graeme Baker said...

Oi that's my joke!

werter said...

I agree completely with you. This restaurant has been the best lebanese restaurant in town, the quality of food was very good and the price acceptables.I'm italian but i don't want another poor clone of a very italian restaurant.
Al Mashwa miss me.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, I have been wondering the same thing since the day I called and the Indian guy on the other side of the phone told me "this is Il Forno now". It sounded like a cruel joke.
They didnt even call us to say goodbye. *sigh*