EATING&OUTING: Sampling Lebanese cuisine in Westlands

Inside the Phoenician Restaurant. PHOTO| JOHN FOX

What you need to know:

  • We were at the Phoenicia for dinner last Saturday evening.
  • It was a small birthday party and the carnivores were outnumbered by the vegetarians. That is why we chose the Phoenician.
  • I decided to identify with the vegetarians, and so I chose for my main course the Falafel, listed as a starter.

The Phoenicians were sailors, weren’t they? And, back many years BC (from 1,500 to 300 BC, to be precise), their lands stretched across what is now Lebanon, Israel, Gaza, Syria and south-west Turkey.

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