- Complimentary glass of wine or bottle of beer when you dine at the restaurant
Just opened in January 2022, this Upper East Side eatery is the creation of restaurateur Boris Lidukhover, owner of the highly acclaimed Sushi Dojo in the East Village, and Laris Sheihet, PhD chemist in food science. They enlisted Executive Chef Jay Alami to help realize their vision for a unique Middle Eastern restaurant and coffeehouse. Chef Alami was born in Casablanca and grew up in Marseille, where his family owned two restaurants. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, he has cooked at Lot 61 with Arlene Jacobs and Amy Sacco, at Wallsé with Kurt Gutenbrunner, with Emeril Lagasse at Espace, and was an executive chef at W restaurant. At Lashevet, he is turning out dishes that call upon elements from Israeli, Moroccan, and Lebanese cuisine, infused with flavors from Provence. Here, you will find delicious mezze, lamb meatballs with cherry tomato sauce, saffron, and green peas, shrimp gratin in a savory gruyere, shallot, and bechamel sauce, and so much more, all served up in an atmospheric setting that will transport you to another part of the world.