BY Lisa Lindblad

May 21, 2011

I had a delicious dinner in Hell’s Kitchen last night at Taboon, a restaurant I had never been to.  Taboon is the Arabic word for the domed oven in which they make their delectable flatbread served on butcher board with puddles of olive oil and a dusting of sea salt, sage and rosemary on top.  A mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredients define the menu flavors; chic rustic defines the interiors.  White painted wooden chairs and tables, and walls of long, paned windows give the rooms an airy feel.  All of which goes beautifully with the healthy, delicious, food.

But it is the bread – the house focaccia described above and the  Sambusak, stuffed with melted feta cheese, jalapeno and onions – that draws you back.

And, if you worry about your waistline, just remember that bread is the staff of life.


array(1) { [0]=> object(WP_Post)#7351 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(8262) ["post_author"]=> string(2) "17" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-06-21 16:58:20" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-06-21 16:58:20" ["post_content"]=> string(1083) " Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels, have just opened their second NY property at 18 West 56th Street, 2 blocks from Central Park and steps away from great shops, restaurants and museums.  The Whitby is as stylish as their downtown Crosby Street Hotel - in fact, I prefer it, finding the public spaces warmly inviting and the top floor 2-bedroom suite with furnished terraces divine.  All the comfortably spacious rooms are flooded with light and delight with the choice of art, fabrics and attention to detail.  Each room is unique and so, if you come and go with regular frequency, try them all until you find the one that perfectly suits!" ["post_title"]=> string(36) "The Whitby Hotel - New York's Latest" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(29) "whitby-hotel-new-yorks-latest" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-06-21 16:58:20" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-06-21 20:58:20" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(31) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }

The Whitby Hotel – New York’s Latest