I know, you’re thinking Eric Clapton. Actually, Layla Mediterranean Grill & Mezze is a new Middle Eastern restaurant opened by Raouf and Layla Tadros at 4751 Holladay Blvd. (formerly Confetti’s). Featuring mezze-style dining (similar to Spanish tapas), Layla offers dishes based on family recipes such as chicken and beef shawarma, warak malfouf, traditional hummus and much more in a bistro-like atmosphere. “Because my dad is from Egypt and my mom from Lebanon, the most important aspect was to preserve our family recipes … basically, our family heritage” said Tony Tadros, a son and a chef at the restaurant. LaylaGrill.com
Fans of Ken Rose’s Tiburon Fine Dining and Epic Casual Dining will be happy to learn of his third restaurant—The Wild Rose—now open at The District in South Jordan. The menu features an eclectic mix of dishes ranging from Kurabuta pork belly with jalapeño grits and Hawaiian mahi mahi with Meyer lemon buerre blanc, to Australian rack of lamb with blueberry-mint chutney and mushroom risotto with fresh herbs, Mascarpone, Asiago and roasted red bell pepper. WildRose-District.com
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