Next door to a 7-Eleven on Camp Bowie is the modest storefront for Samson’s Market Bistro, Fort Worth’s first East African deli, serving up traditional and unforgettable Ethiopian meals in Arlington Heights. “Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food?” owner Samson Yosef asks, moving our water glasses aside to make room for an oversized platter.
Morou Ouattara is an executive chef and owner of the Kora and Farrah Olivia restaurants in Arlington, VA. Born and raised on the Ivory Coast in West Africa in a family with 33 children, he combines French, African and Middle Eastern cuisines. He has appeared on Iron Chef America, and was a contestant on The Next Iron Chef, but was eliminated during the 'Resourcefulness' challenge. He uses his first name professionally, preferring to be referred to as 'Chef Morou' instead of 'Chef Ouattara'.