New York Post

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Mor says his healthy diet has left his body in better shape than ever. “The biggest thing is that you can feel the difference in your joints,” says Mor, who spends his time off biking around the Northeast.  He even credits the switch with reversing potential heart problems. “Before my doctor was always telling me […]

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Fox 5

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In honor of Hanukkah, our love for latkes was on full display Thursday night. Executive Chef Amitzur Mor of Barbounia on Par Avenue South showed off some amazing dishes from his restaurant. Here is what he showed off: Classic potato latke with smoked salmon, dill capers, labneh, trout roe; crab and leek latkes and shaved […]

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Daily News

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These latkes may not be kosher, but chef Amitzur Mor couldn’t resist making crab the star of his hot cakes made with jalapeño and a homemade sumac labneh (similar to Greek yogurt) tartar sauce. “We wanted to put a spin on the crab cake, but instead we incorporated Yukon Gold potatoes,” sayds, the Istraeli native […]

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Michelin Guide 2015

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  Fat columns, arched openings, and pillow-lined banquettes make the sprawling space seem cozy, but Barbounia’s most appetizing feature is Chef Amitzur Mor’s open kitchen, equipped with a wood-burning oven. Irresistible bread, served hot from the oven, begins a meal here that should certain focus on meze and hot appetizers like charred octopus, Entrees include […]

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Fox Business News

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Barbounia’s Executive Chef grills up seasonal locally sourced Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist in Rockefeller Center on Fox Business The Willis Report, featuring lamb kabob pita with fresh herbs, tahini, amba, chopped salad, and homemade pickled vegetables.  Also served was, heirloom tomato salad, grilled shrimp kabob, signature Barbounia dips, house made breads, and rosewater panna […]

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ABC Eyewitness News

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“Let’s keep in real, both Hanukah and Thanksgiving are really all about the eating, and we are doing just that with the Chef at Barbounia in Gramercy Park.  You want to talk about the miracle of the oil, no problem, they got Turkey falafel here. Or how about, Hanukah donut croutons in your pumpkin squash […]

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Good Morning America

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ABC Good Morning America’s Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Sam Champion celebrate the Thanksgiving Hanukkah fusion with Barbounia Executive Chef Amitur Mor.  This tasting included Hanukkah donuts with cranberry sauce, Greek Salad, crab latkes, pumpkin soup, and house made taboon baked bread.    

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Wall Street Journal

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  “It’s very market-driven,” said executive chef Amitzur Mor, who says he looks to cuisines from throughout the Middle East for inspiration…. Brunch is classic, but with a twist. I think people have simple brunch tastes,” said Mr. Mor. Still, standards like eggs Benedict get the Vareli treatment with slows-poached eggs, tomato confit , and […]

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Gael Greene

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Vareli doesn’t really need you or me zooming uptown or wafting across the park to its rustic duplex in Morningside Heights for crispy pork belly or lush leeks carbonara. It is madly loved by the neighborhood as an oasis of bonhomie and good Mediterranean eats – something between grub and cuisine – in what is […]

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Michelin Guide 2011

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Owner George Zoitas ushers in superb ingredients from his nearby market–then let’s Israeli chef, Amitzur Mor (who worked at Bouley), spin them into lip-smacking Mediterranean fare like tender grilled octopus, laced with labneh yogurt and tossed with chickpeas, Morocan olives and serrano peppers; or a juicy, sumac-rubbed pork chop paired with grilled Swiss chard, roasted […]

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