Middle Eastern “dabba” – Pineapple & Pearls

Arabic basmati rice - Pineapple & Pearls
Arabic basmati rice with goji berries and nuts. Bar seating $180
Pineapple & Pearls, Washington DC

These side dishes came with the Potter’s clay baked lamb, and they were delicious! This was so much food already even after all the previous dishes. I especially loved the basmati rice since it was so flavorful.

Lamb kibbe and stuffed grape leaf - Pineapple & Pearls
Lamb kibbe and stuffed grape leaf.

White bean stew - Pineapple & Pearls
White bean stew cooked and flavored in a Native American style.

Lamb stew – Ambar

Lamb stew - Ambar
Slowed cooked cabbage. RW Deal, $35 per person
Ambar, Washington DC

This was a very hearty option on the menu. The lamb was tender and tasted good. Don’t know if I’d order this again though because it was almost too big for a meal of sharing small plates.