LEBANESE Wines to try
You may need to visit a well-stocked wine shop to find them, but Lebanese wines—a mix of Old World grapes and native varieties—are worth seeking out.
Château Ksara, Réserve du Couvent, Bekaa Valley, 2016
($15) A full-bodied blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.
Domaine des Tourelles, Vieilles Vignes (Old Vines) Cinsault, 2016
($18) A lighter-bodied red made from a grape considered the future of Lebanese wine.
Chateau Musar White, 2007
($50) An iconic Lebanese wine; native white grapes obaideh and merwah lend citrus and honey notes.
STEWED OKRA P.82 FREEKEH WITH GRIED VEGETABLES P.82 CHICKPEAS WITH GARLICKY YOGURT & TOASTED PITA P.87