March 27, 2013

2013: Celebrate Easter Lunch with the Family

Surely you and your family are now thinking and contemplating where to book for lunch on Easter Day. It's always a dilemma. Isn’t it? Where can we go? Is there a place for the kids to play? Is it fancy enough for my in laws? Is it a cool place for my teenage kids...? Here’s my Top Ten list of places I would go to on Easter Day with my family. The variety chosen includes different types of choices from seafood to mezza to Italian... and I have tried to choose places from different parts of Lebanon. So what ever your choice is – just make sure you book ahead… And if you have other suggestions please make sure to share... 

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A Must Try: Sunday Brunch at St. Elmo’s Seaside Brasserie

An escape from Beirut’s dreary restaurant grind, St. Elmo’s serves elevated pub grub in a retro-urban seaside setting. Named after the patron saint of sailors, St. Elmo’s is packed with crowd pleasing New England fare like the Boston clam chowder, the Nova Scotia lobster roll, the classic Fish & Chips, the rich and gooey mac-and-cheese »more…

Tawlet Ammiq: A Breath of Fresh Air and Good Food

We tend to take some things in life for granted. We always wish to get away, travel far somewhere in nature, to escape and enjoy some peace and quiet. Although it may sound like a cliche, we can escape reality just an hour away from Beirut! I got into the car and drove up to »more…

Le Galet: Fine Fish Restaurant

Le Galet is one of those interesting places in Lebanon where you can go eat good food in a cozy ambiance while enjoying a pleasant sea view. Located on Tabarja sea shores, a few kilometers away from Beirut towards the North, Le Galet is one of my favorite places. I have already been there twice, and »more…

The Peninsula: An Italian Country House in Dbayeh

The Peninsula, Italian restaurant in Dbayeh is one of those places we tend to forget sometimes, only because several other Italians have opened around town and maybe in more convenient places like malls or closer to Beirut. The food is good, the location and whole set up is fresh, a perfect spot for a Sunday »more…

Chez Sami: The Seafood Specialist

Chez Sami, a renowned Lebanese Seafood restaurant located on the Maameltein highway has been know to serve premium quality seafood for the last couple of decades or so. Chez Sami is a family business owned and operated by the Rizkallah family. Seafood is the speciality of the restaurant “Chez Sami”located about 20 km North of Beirut. The »more…

Indigo On The Roof: Fine Dining with Perfection

The luxurious Le Gray Hotel impressive architectural landmark stands out in the middle of Beirut city. Imagine going up to the last floor and enjoy a breathtaking experience that will awaken your taste and sight senses. Indigo-On The Roof is the hotel’s exclusive restaurant, receiving much high praise for its outstanding cuisine and service. The contemporary »more…

Mhanna Sur Mer: The Perfect Lebanese Seafood Restaurant

Did you ever have this sense of amazement when you enter and leave a restaurant? Leaving a place feeling happy? Going back home with a smile? This is what Mhanna Sur Mer is all about: Perfection! I’ve been to Mhanna Sur Mer five times already and every time I like it better than the time »more…

Fouad: Authentic Lebanese Food from the Village

If you haven't tried Fouad yet, you are really missing out on a lot in life. Fouad is a small restaurant in Nabe3 el Mghara, Hrajel located far away from the tourists and the main road. A few know it since the owner, Fouad, doesn’t know anything about marketing or social media advertising to let people know »more…

Al Halabi Antelias' Unique Hummus

Much has already been written about Al Halabi restaurant in Antelias, and much more could be written. But only one word fully encompasses this pre-Civil War haunt – a dish to enlighten the ignorant and turn skeptic to believer: hummus. The hummus comprises nothing more than what it should: pummeled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt and »more…

The Gathering: A Perfect Three In One

Social Gathering with friends around the olive tree The Gathering is one of the newest restaurants in town located in the lower level of the Gemmayze street of Beirut. The project is a grouping of three door-­to-­door traditional Lebanese houses rehabilitated into an Italian cookery, a bar cellar and a butcher grill gathered around a central »more…

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