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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We are so happy to be back in Wolfeboro 2020 – with added precautions for the ‘new normal’.
At this time, we are offering reduced capacity, socially distanced, dine-in service by timed reservation & limited, pre-ordered takeout, Thursdays through Sundays, from 5pm.
We are operating a shorter summer season, with fewer staff, fewer days and open hours, but we are still cooking some of our favorite pan-Asian dishes, with immense care, and with the best quality ingredients available.
While we all navigate through this unprecedented time in our own way, please note that here at East of Suez, we take the CDC Guidelines, and the NH Lodging & Restaurant Association protocols very seriously. The health & happiness of our dear Friends, Family & time-honored Guests is our number one priority.
We all have vulnerable loved ones who we want to keep healthy, and the best way to do that is by wearing a mask, washing our hands often, and maintaining appropriate social distance. Our staff members wear masks for your safety. Please wear one for ours. If you choose not to wear a mask, please instead choose to dine elsewhere.
Thank you for your understanding, for your patience, and for your love & support. Let’s get through this together!
East of Suez Family & Crew