1 Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine is located at 37 South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco, New York.
2 The brightly painted interior is decorated with photographs of Ethiopia.
3 This is a print in the restaurant of a typical Ethiopian countryside. The grass homes are called gojo huts.
4 Gondar, Ethiopia is famous for its many castles. This impressive one, built of brown basalt stone was the main palace of Emperor Fasiladas (1632-1667).
5 This photo is of the Blue Nile Falls on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. The water drops 150 feet, creating a cloud of mist which is called Tis isat, or 'smoking fire.'
6 Another Ethiopian landscape
7 The Northern Stelae Park in the ancient city of Axum, with King Ezana's Stele at the center. This obelisk is more than 1700-years old and is 78-feet tall.
8 This is Bet Giyorgis church in Lalibela, a town in northern Ethiopia, known for its monolithic churches, carved from the living rock during the 12th & 13th centuries.
9 We started with an appetizer of chopped avocado with red onion and tomato, tossed with the house dressing and served upon the crepe-like spongy bread called injera.
10 Mimi, the owner, graciously presented our menu selections.
11 Again, our menu selections were all arranged upon a big, round injera.
12 There was yebag wat - lamb slowly cooked with onion, fresh ginger, garlic, berbere chili sauce, and spiced butter.
13 And misir wat alicha - mildly spiced split lentils cooked with onion, fresh ginger, garlic, turmeric, and olives.
14 Fosolia - string beans and carrots cooked with onion, garlic, ginger, and olive oil
15 And excellent cabbage cooked with potato, carrots, onion, garlic, turmeric, and olive oil.
16 Siga wat alicha - mildly seasoned beef slowly cooked with onion, fresh ginger, garlic, turmeric, and spiced butter.
17 And also doro wat - a signature dish of chicken legs slowly cooked with onions, fresh ginger, garlic, berbere chili sauce, and spiced butter - served with a hard-boiled egg.
18 Extra injera, which has been sliced and rolled, is served on the side. You just unroll it, tear off a piece to use for picking up the food.
19 Did you know that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee? Coffee arabica grew wild in the forests of the Kaffa region.
20 At Lalibela, they roast fresh Ethiopian coffee beans every morning.
21 Raquel poured a steamy, fragrant, and strong brew.