Thanksgiving week my daughter and I took my visiting brother to try the food at Al Ameer at its Dearborn Heights location on Ford Road. We had a fantastic lunch experience and the food…absolutely outstanding!
This Lebanese restaurant is the recipient of the James Beard America’s Classics Award. You think you know good hummus, try it here. What did we eat: two of us had our favorite chicken shwarma sandwich and fatoush salad. My brother tried moujadara, lentils and rice cooked in olive oil topped with caramelized onions. He is now back in Minnesota trying to recreate this dish. I must check on his progress.
As with any food tradition, excellence is in the taste. At Al Ameer the food is lovingly prepared to perfection and the service is kind, helpful and timely. There are dishes prepared especially for sharing, the atmosphere is friendly and if you are familiar with Lebanese food, all your favorites are here: fried kibbeh, tawook, kabob, kafta, falafel and monstrous salads. The puffed pita is hot and irresistible. Baba Ghannoush is another favorite. Servings are very generous. I could go on and on.
If you are not familiar with this food, I urge you to find a restaurant in your area and give it a try. Check out the internet to learn more about it. Maybe I will be able to provide a more informative piece on this food in the future. The Detroit area is filled with top-notch Middle Eastern food, but you can find it across the country. It’s worth the search to find a restaurant that prepares it well.
Check out the website for more info and enticing pictures.
And again, a big thank you to the Dearborn Heights location for an outstanding dining experience. My brother was suitably impressed!