Selden Standard’s Lena Sareini Highlights Her Lebanese Roots in Her Desserts

Liz Grossman

Selden Standard’s Lena Sareini calls herself “the Lebanese dessert wizard of the Midwest.” Over the last four years at the Detroit farm-to-table restaurant, Sareini has earned two James Beard Rising Star Chef nominations and a cult following for her Middle Eastern-inspired desserts. Rhubarb and whey sundaes and flourless chocolate cake appear on the menu alongside halvah candy bars (...