The 2,000-year-old city of Petra has exactly one cave that’s zoned for commercial use, and tucked inside is, oddly, a bar. The walls of the Cave Bar, run by an adjacent Crowne Plaza Resort, are part of an ancient tomb carved by the Nabataeans. Tables are placed outside on a large piazza and within the cave, where lanterns cast a sanguine haze over the bar’s sandstone walls; some seats are even tucked into what were likely individual burial niches.
What to Order: Local Jordanian red wines.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.