Mouth-watering SLAB restaurant opens in La Mer

Sandwiches, mains and tartines with a floral flourish

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All the best things come in slabs; ice cream, ribs, cheese – you’re always going to want a slab over a slither.

It is understandable, then, why we’re so excited about the new artisanal restaurant that has opened at La Mer.

SLAB, as it is so marvellously titled, offers sandwiches, mains and tartines, and if these pictures are anything to go by then the food more than lives up to the name.

Inspired by the idea of celebrating the simplicity of food and the fresh produce, SLAB boasts artisanal cuisine that looks as good as it tastes.

SLAB’s food concept is entirely based on its ingredients that have been hand-selected and perfectly paired to produce the richest flavours and freshest tastes – and the decorative flowers scattered on the plates only add to the charm.

The menu draws influence from all around the world and features main courses including a 12-hour slow-cooked chicken in West Bank Pita and The Vegetarian; fusing zest of goat’s cheese with roasted rooted vegetables and walnut butter.

The restaurant promises a relaxed, fun ambiance launched under the creative direction of Fadi Al-Said, and brought to life by Head Chef Omar Rodriguez and culinary consultant, Chef Thomas Reger.

Al-Said said, “I wanted our food to emphasize on farm-fresh ingredients, along with the most flavourful palette.

“Our goal was to design an unforgettable meal in a simple space with an energy that makes you cherish the little things that form a bigger picture and would encourage our guests to relax and socialise.”

You don’t need to ask us twice, Al-Said.
Open daily 10am-noon. La Mer (04 298 8899).

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