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Le Petit Déjeuner du Vigneron at Le Relais Dionysos, Kefraya
The West Bekaa region offers a rich cultural heritage and history. On your way from the Shouf region to Kefraya, don’t miss Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve and the 19th century Beit-Eddine Palace, together with the spectacular view over the Bekaa valley. Château Kefraya offers a guided tour of the estate. The “train” leaves l’Allée du Château and takes you to a tour of the vineyards, until the “observation point” and its panoramic view over the vines.
Explore the exceptional site of Dahr-el-Moghr and its hypogea or underground tomb, a reminiscence of the Roman presence in the 3rd century A.D. In the museum, discover Château Kefraya’s history, then take a tour of the cellar where you will learn the different steps of winemaking before reaching the Treasure Room where Château Kefraya’s most valuable vintages rest, some of them being still available for sale at the boutique. Arak lovers will enjoy the Alembic Room where our Arak is distilled exclusively from grapes.
Take a stroll in the winery’s parks, all named after famous opera composers; the perfect venue for weddings and banquets. The domain welcomes you all year long and our team is at your disposal to organize tours and private events.
In the heart of the vineyards, treat yourself to a delicious meal at Le Relais Dionysos and enjoy great vintages at friendly prices. You are then invited to the Dionysos boutique for a wide tasting of our wines. We also propose a rich assortment of wines accessories, in addition to our collection of furniture that gives a second life to oak wine barrels.
Good food is served here, and I couldn’t say the same couple years ago. Expect to see the same menu for as long as I could remember, but the food has gained a particular class with more flavors to remember! Beautifully presented like they do it at gourmet restaurants, served on a black stone board or in a square plate, the chicken, the salad, the goat cheese...
Surrounded by the beautiful vineyards and colors of autumn, I stopped at Kefraya for lunch. Waiters from the area welcome you on the terrace. At Kefraya, you can ask for a wine tour, take the train around the vineyards, but your stock of wine, have lunch before driving back to Beirut.
I’ve had the anis chicken, a slow cooked leg of chicken carefully cooked keeping its heart tender and juicy and served with a side sauce prepared with Arak and spearmint. On a rectangular blackboard, the piece of chicken, a yellow baked potato and a violet potato, fresh and crunchy pan grilled vegetables. I was coming here with very low expectations but ended up enjoying it to the max! Bravo chef.
The coq au vin is even better, more enjoyable; you feel the wine, the sauce, the several flavors, a bath of sauce hosting a chicken leg cooked so well that it melts under the teeth. It looks and feels like a pulled chicken with the wine!
I honestly came here with low expectations but left happy and satisfied. It was worth the trip up the mountain with another visit planned already with the family.