AYAT is a bistro where you will find honest, authentic Palestinian food made with love. I am confident you will find this here because this bistro was created in honor of my wife, Ayat. She is a Palestinian lawyer with a real passion for food. Ayat is honest, hardworking, and loves her career; but there is a different kind of love that radiates through her when she is cooking. Seeing this passion in her and experiencing her delicious food, it was clear to me that the community needed to experience this too. So I created a bistro named after her where she can come to cook with local ingredients sourced from our FalahiFarms. Space where she can share her passion for food with the community she loves and works hard for.
“Great cooking favors the prepared hands.” — T. SCOTT MCLEOD
A delightful and informative visit. Gardens beautiful even in the rain! Very helpful staff.
“For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place.l” — MANDY HALE
A visit to Haddon Hall is like a pilgrimage for me. There is something unique here, and each moment is treasured and held, until the next visit. Thank you for looking after a very beautiful place.
“Whatever you dream of, there will be fulfillment.” — LAILAH GIFTY AKITA
For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place.
"I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food." — BRYANT MCGILL
Haddon Hall is beautiful and I have been fortunate to have been able to visit it twice in the past 3 years. I am a direct decendant of Richard De Vernon. My ancestors migrated to America in 1682 and settled in Virginia.
Take care of the old homestead. I hope to return with my family to see it again before too long.
“Good painting is like good cooking - it can be tasted, but not explained.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL
Out of all the place I have visited in the world, I have found Haddon to be the most beautiful and delightful. The delicious scones in Haddon's restaurant are the best I have had anywhere. The grounds are so magical I can almost imagine the days when my ancestors rode across them, armor and swords clanking and horses everywhere, as they rode off to fight wherever needed. Haddon has managed to give a magnificent glimpse into the past while still retaining all its charm. Thank you for such a delight.