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Magazine article Variety

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Maelstrom of Middle East Tastes at Bavel

Creative Middle Eastern restaurants are red hot, and Bestia chef Ori Menashe's new Arts District eatery, established with his wife, Genevieve Gergis, is one of the most ambitious entries yet. Influences from Israel, Turkey and Morocco inform dishes like duck 'nduja hummus, foie gras halva and lamb neck shawarma; desserts include rose clove chocolate doughnuts. Try cocktails like the Nebuchadnezzar with lamb fat bourbon, blue plum brandy, grapefruit and smoked ice. 500 Mateo St., Los Angeles

Edited by PAT SAPERSTEIN | devour@variety.com

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