Welcome to our table, Welcome to El Basha.
Not so many years ago, our family gathered at our home in Worcester, Massachusetts. We sat together at the kitchen table, a place of many meals and many memories. We had all agreed, we’d like to open a business, but beyond that, could not decide. What unique talent did we have to offer? Back and forth we spoke, but our mother remained silent. Then, suddenly, she interrupted. As if inspired by the kitchen around us, she reminded us of the sights, scents, and flavors of her traditional cooking; the homemade tabouli, stuffed grape leaves, baked kibbee, and more. We were all finally in agreement. Our family’s best came from our mother’s kitchen.
We opened our first restaurant at 424 Belmont Street in Worcester in 1991, naming it “El Basha,” the Lebanese word for seer, or sage, to honor our mother’s name. Today, we are proud to offer our family’s traditional cuisine at two additional locations: 256 Park Avenue in Worcester and 2 Connector Road in Westboro. No matter which location you choose, expect the same traditional faire, the same high quality ingredients, and the same award-winning culinary experience our customers have come to love … our mother wouldn’t have it any other way.
- The Sakhat Family
Azeme - A many-dish appetizer course, followed by a many-dish meal, all to be shared. This is the epitome of the Lebanese table experience, in which every meal is a celebration of life. And through the spirit of celebration, eating is transformed into a food-centered bond of family, of friendship, and acceptance.