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August 15th, 2007

savor: Tunisia/ Djerba

across the road from Hotel Holiday Beach in the Zone Touristique

Abderrazak Haouari is a warm hearted man with gentle manners and an easy smile. He is also the country’s preeminent culinary authority who settled back home after decades working at the best restaurants in Paris and Brussels. He opened a small, simple place south of the island’s capital Houmt Souk that serves inexpensive, perfectly executed Tunisian and Djerban classics such as fish couscous. Call 24 hours in advance for lamb or fish baked in a gargoulette (terracotta pot). His young son Adel, charming with a brilliant smile, often mans the kitchen and cooks with this father’s deft touch.
Don’t miss: light, fluffy couscous, tinted red and bursting with flavor.
Tell the taxi driver: “Hotel Holiday Beach.” Then cross the street (inland) and look for the restaurant set under a palm tree.

Posted by jeffkoehler in  savor: Tunisia  |  

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