What is Laffa all about?
We plan to entertain you with delicious food & to provide warm, attentive service. The Mediterranean & Middle Eastern diet is both vibrant & colorful, robust & fresh. It is designed for sharing & giving pleasure. There are many common similarities within these regions with respect to their signature dishes & styles of cooking. Each country is fiercely proud of its version of a certain common dish & because of each country’s history of invasions & ingredients available, the dish is a little different from region to region.
“Laffa” is the name of the bread found all over this region & we make it fresh to order. It is also known as taboon bread, named after the cement lined conical oven that is used to make it. Bread is thought of as a gift from God and only the hands should be used to break it because cutting it with a knife would be like raising a sword to God! If some bread should fall to the ground, it is picked up and symbolically pressed to the lips & forehead as a sign of respect. Leftover bread is never wasted, it is used in both sweet & savory dishes.
“EAT! You’re skin and bones!”
– Every Jewish grandma’s catchphrase (Along with “take a sweater!”)