Ali Kobeissi's love affair with herbs and spices began at age 15, when he worked for a neighborhood spice factory in Lebanon during summer vacation. He learned to appreciate the relationship between the elements and their unique power over the senses.
The Mediterranean fare goes back several thousand years of gastronomical evolution - the spices, ingredients and cooking techniques they use can be traced back to Phoenician, Greek, Arab, Roman and Ottoman traditions. Since 1999 Open Sesame has offered cuisine created from scratch with heart and passion - to nourish and revive memories of the flavors and traditions that he cherish. Let us know what you think!!
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