Exceptional food and a unique experience with surprising flavors are a result of careful selection of the freshest and best ingredients, a perfect blend of spices, recipes that have been passed through generations, and the ability and experience in orchestrating all these into unique flavors and textures.
The perfect balance of of Spices, herbs and the best ingredients are a fundamental part of our Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine.
One good example is our Shawarma, which is marinated for 48 hours, it has 5 ingredients and 12 spices.
Another example is our traditional Lebanese Hummus, one of the most requested appetizers, and dishes in general. As simple as it may look, its recipe is the truly authentic Lebanese version (humus recipes vary across the Mediterranean region).
To achieve the desired balance of spices, ingredients and texture requires not only the knowledge and culinary skills, but also to care.
Our hummus is a good example of our overall approach to our food, our service and our restaurant. One of our deepest satisfactions is to see how from this basic and popular appetizer, to our wraps and more sophisticated dishes, our clients get surprised by the mixture of flavors and quality of our food, as well as by our service.
Caring about what we do, our food, ambiance and our clients is not only what we value most about our restaurant - it's why we started it.
Nader and Maritza decided to start Sage by joining their backgrounds, experience in business and love for outstanding authentic ethnic food, and people. Besides their backgrounds and love for food and people, they bring diverse North American, Lebanese and Latin American cultural backgrounds. All of these creates a unique culinary and personal experience. Nader started shaping his culinary background and skills by helping his grandmother cooking authentic family Lebanese food when he was a litle boy. Years of helping around the family kitchen not only allowed him to learn and experience home made Lebanese food based on century old recipes, it developed a high sense of taste, flavors, blends and an appreciation for making just the best dishes that can be made for a family. Maritza's experience and pastry studies results in a focus on the overall restaurant experience as well as creating new desserts.
They don´t only share their love and knowledge about food, but also they are a great operational team and they share a passion for people.
"To meet people and make them feel comfortable is a fundamental component in helping our clients have a special and more personal experience - this is something that comes absolutely natural to us."