Merkato 55’s Most Popular Dish: Doro Wat

Merkato 55, Marcus Samuelssons tribute to the pan-African cookery, has only been open a few weeks, but already one dish has begun to break out and oddly, its the most traditional thing on the menu. Doro wat, chef Andrea Berquist tells us, is essentially the national dish of Ethiopia, so there was a lot of pressure to do it well. But Im happy with it. Its definitely our most popular dish. I did 50 orders just last night! As always, mouse over the different parts of the dish to see them described in the chefs own words.

Photo: Melissa Hom