WE ARE ONE OF THE OLDEST PAN-ASIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE UNITED STATES, SERVING AN ECLECTIC SAMPLING OF EXOTIC CUISINE FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC RIM, WITH OCCASIONAL DETOURS AROUND THE WORLD SINCE 1967.
OUR MENU IS SMALL, SPECIFICALLY SO, TO REPRESENT A MIX OF THE TIME-HONORED CLASSICS & CULINARY INNOVATIONS OUR PATRONS HAVE GROWN TO LOVE; HOWEVER, EACH EVENING WE EXPERIMENT BY ADDING CHOICE DELICACIES TO OUR COLLECTION, IN MUCH THE WAY A TRAVELER GATHERING MEMENTOS MIGHT DO, IF HE VENTURED TO EXPLORE 'EAST OF SUEZ'.
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From Rudyard Kipling's, Mandalay, during the days of the British Raj, when anywhere east of the Suez Canal was considered, Asia.
Founding Chef Charles Powell selected this name as it reminded him of his father's extensive travels around the world, first as a Naval Officer, and then as a photojournalist and cinematographer for "Fox Movietone News" ~ adventures that Chef Powell often took with him as a child in the 1930's living in China & Japan, and which later led Charlie to the love of his life from the Philippines, Norma Antonio in 1962.
Their international culinary kismet continues to inspire us, as we experiment with the spices & provisions of the Far East.
Today, East of Suez allows us to describe the random path from whence our family & our food originate.
"WELCOME TO EAST OF SUEZ RESTAURANT ~ THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THIS RARE ESTABLISHMENT, CREATED BY MY PARENTS, CHARLES & NORMA POWELL, AND OPERATED BY MY FAMILY & FRIENDS FROM DOWN THE ROAD TO ACROSS THE GLOBE.
WE HAVE BEEN PLEASED TO SERVE OUR MOST TREASURED & FAVORITE PAN-ASIAN RECIPES & CROSS-CULTURAL INNOVATIONS, TO OUR DEAR NEIGHBORS & WELCOME VISITORS TO THIS, "THE OLDEST SUMMER RESORT IN AMERICA" WOLFEBORO, NH, FOR OVER A HALF A CENTURY.
THE RESTAURANT IS AUTHENTICALLY UNIQUE, WITH HAND-DYED SARONGS COVERING THE TABLES, PAPER LANTERNS & WICKER CEILING FANS BY THE VICTROLAS, PORTRAITS OF WWII VETERAN HEROS & POSTERS OF VINTAGE TRAVELLERS BY THE FIREPLACE, & BAMBOO CHIMES TINKLING ON THE SCREENED PORCH OVERLOOKING THE LUSH BACKYARD BIRCHES & PINES... THE ATMOSTPHERE IS HOMEY & TRANSPORTING, EVOKING MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES & TRAVEL FROM A BYGONE ERA.
WHILE THE RESTAURANT IS CASUAL, WE DO NOT SERVE FAST FOOD. ALL OUR DISHES ARE HOMEMADE, & PREPARED INDIVIDUALLY TO ORDER, WITH RESPECT FOR PATRONS' DIETARY RESTRICTIONS & UTILIZING LOCALLY-FARMED ORGANIC PRODUCE, REGIONALLY SOURCED NON-GMO MEATS & SEAFOOD, AND INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTED SPECIALTY INGREDIENTS.
PLEASE RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE. WE HOPE YOU WILL INDEED RETURN TO VISIT US AGAIN SOON."
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