Bay St. Bull, Fall 2016

Bay St. Bull, Fall 2016 This land of ours: Ontario Need proof that taking culinary risks can pay huge dividends? Just look at Fairouz. This ‘upscale casual’ Middle East inspired restaurant not only highlights the ingredients, tastes, and recipes of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, but does so in a service-focused environment with modern touches. Chef… » continue reading

Air Canada Altitude Report, August 17

BEST CANADIAN RESTAURANTS FOR YOUR NEXT BUSINESS DINNER The chic decor inside this old Somerset Street mansion mirrors the approach of chef Walid El-Tawel, who applies modern touches to traditional Middle Eastern cooking. Sumac-glazed chicken is served alongside date leather and eggplant relish, and a Courvoisier-based cocktail is punched up with pomegranate molasses. The first… » continue reading

Ottawa Citizen, July 2016

Ottawa Citizen, July 19, 2016 BY PETER HUM, OTTAWA CITIZEN Dining Out: For sophisticated Middle Eastern flavours, Fairouz is tops Fairouz 343 Somerset St. W., 613-422-7700, Open: Tuesday to Thursday 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday Prices: small plates $6 to $17, larger plates $24 to… » continue reading

Ottawa Magazine, May 2016

Ottawa Magazine, May 30, 2016 DesBrisay Dines: Fairouz BY ANNE DESBRISAY, DESBRISAY DINES, OTTAWA MAGAZINE In addition to its obvious attributes – delicious food, a handsome look and superior service – there’s the nostalgic component of the Fairouz story that makes me a bit dewy eyed. Fairouz is a month-old restaurant with a deep past. And… » continue reading

In a Nutshell, April 2016

In a Nutshell, April 27, 2016 Fairouz Ottawa BY KATE LALUMIERE, IN A NUTSHELL Ottawa has gone through a dry spell this year. There have been few restaurant openings and even fewer who have made a really big splash. So, when you discover an oasis like Fairouz, you lap it up with purpose. “A modern… » continue reading

Ottawa Magazine, April 2016

Ottawa Magazine, April 8 2016 City Bites Insider: After time away, Walid El-Tawel returns, opening resto “close to his heart” BY SARAH BROWN, OTTAWA MAGAZINE He graduated from Algonquin College’s Culinary Arts program in 2006 and quickly made a name for himself at E18hteen, moving up the ranks to the top job of executive chef… » continue reading

Ottawa Citizen, February 2016

Ottawa Citizen, February 17, 2016 Young chef Walid El-Tawel returns to Ottawa to help open a new Fairouz BY PETER HUM, OTTAWA CITIZEN Walid El-Tawel, the former executive chef at Restaurant E18hteen, is returning from Toronto to Ottawa to help launch the new restaurant Fairouz. The new Fairouz, which its owners say will “bring upscale… » continue reading

Press Release, Februrary 2016

Press Release OTTAWA – February 12, 2016. A new restaurant is joining Ottawa’s Somerset Village community. Fairouz, a modern reincarnation of the former Lebanese fine dining institution is making a return to a building its namesake was once housed in. This new venture brings upscale casual Middle Eastern cuisine to the capital. The Owners The team… » continue reading

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