Rumi Express, the casual branch of Outremont's Silk Road bistro Rumi, changed hands some 18 months ago. It was not until last week, however, that new management decided to re-christen the Main restaurant Sababa Grill.
Owner Arié Benhacoun explains:
We did not change names at first because we wanted to maintain a sense of continuity. We integrated some new menu items over time, borrowing from my Morrocan Sephardic background and the shipudiya of Israel. My wife is Israeli - a shipudiya is a restaurant that serves grilled skewers of meat - and we'd like Sababa to reflect some of the Israeli street food traditions.
· Sababa Grill [Official Facebook]