From Paris… to Paris
“Why quit when you’re ahead?” seems to be the motto at Black Sheep Restaurants, which recently announced the 11th and 12th additions to its growing restaurant empire. This time the Black Sheep compass points west to the Middle East and Paris, with two unique and ambitious offerings: Set to open next month, Maison Libanaise (10 Shelley St., Central) celebrates the vibrant culture and delicious cuisine of Lebanon, with three stories evoking a 1960s Beirut house including a ground-floor takeaway, “Le Salon” serving mezze and mains, and the rooftop “La Buvette” wine bar. Moving from “The Paris of the Middle East” to the real deal, Belon (41 Elgin St., Central)—set to open in March—will be a neo-Parisian bistro showcasing Frenchrooted cooking with local ingredients. Expect to be blown away yet again by thoughtfully appointed interiors and unmistakably authentic food.