The "Al Waha Plate" at Al Waha Restaurant & Hookah Lounge is unlike anything I've ever eaten. It doesn't look that unusual -- at least, not at first -- ground beef in a red sauce spooned over and around a mound of rice. Atop the dish are slivered almonds and what appears to be parsley. If you didn't know any better, you might think it was some impoverished student's whatever's-in-the-fridge approximation of spaghetti bolognese.Visit the RFT restaurant page late tomorrow afternoon or check back here Wednesday morning to see what I think.
Except the "parsley" is actually mint, the sauce is made with pomegranates and chiles as well as tomatoes, and raisins and dried apricots are strewn throughout.