SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS (March 2014): After 12 years of diners enjoying their Mediterranean meals on copper topped tables, under soft lantern lighting, Sabur Restaurant has changed ownership. Faro Zilkic, Sabur’s new owner hails from Bosnia, and spent the last year mentoring under the previous owner, before taking ownership in January 2014. Zilkic is committed and excited to preserve the ambiance and cuisine that Sabur's guests know and love.
Zilkic’s life before the restaurant industry included work as a journalist, radio and television producer, and café and bookstore owner. He is a published poet, renowned in Bosnia for his poetry that emotionally conveys many of the raw and difficult experiences he lived through during the 1992-1995 war. Ironically, the war is also how he met his American wife, who was in Bosnia doing research for her doctorate studies on genocide prevention and cultural responses to humanitarian interventions. He moved to the United States with her in 1999.
Although he is relatively new to the restaurant industry, he always dreamed of owning a business that could connect his home culture with his adopted American one. “When I moved to Boston, the opportunity finally arrived in the form of Sabur Restaurant,” Zilkic said, “I can now provide my new community with a taste of my youth.”
For Zilkic, the meaning of hospitality encompasses all that the food, service and atmosphere have to offer. He feels that coming into his restaurant should be something unique and special that can transfer you from one place to another. "At Sabur, you are sitting in Somerville, but feel like you are in another part of the world. In Bosnian, the word, "sabur" means "relax". This is what we aim to achieve for all of our guests."
Zilkic plans to add his own flair to the restaurant while maintaining Sabur's brand.
Sabur is located at 212 Holland St in Teele Square in Somerville and is open seven days a week for dinner service, and open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
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