Small plates and big hearts is the motto of Habibi Tapas Grill.
After more than a year of patiently waiting to open to the public, owners Bassem Jawhari and Selina Kersey are delighted to welcome the community to their newly renovated space.
Jawhari moved from Calgary over a year ago, after a long career in the hair industry, to try something new and pursue a long dream of opening a family restaurant.
“When I came to Kelowna I thought maybe I wouldn’t hang up my scissors or my comb, but I’m definitely going to get some pans and make some noise in this town,” Jawhari laughed.
“I am very grateful, everyone was fantastic. People have challenged me to create truly authentic dishes, whether from Israel, Spain or Italy. So I’m definitely going to surprise Kelowna with fantastic things this fall.”
Habibi will be offering some traditional Mediterranean and Lebanese tapas style dishes, something meant to be shared with the whole table, a great way to try a variety of things on the menu.
Homemade hummus, traditional tabouli, fattoush, artichoke, baba ganoush, kibbeh, kabobs, shawarma, shish tawook burger, and lahm bi ajeen are just a few items that stand out on their menu.