January 22, 2016

La Petite Maison: Coming Back Soon to Downtown Beirut

Phone Number: + 961 1 999 380

Address: M1 Building, Minet El Hosn, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut, Lebanon ( 12PM - 12AM)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/LPMbeirut/

Price Range: 80-120 $

La Petite Maison Nice’s world-renowned destination restaurant highly regarded by foodies, officially opens its highly anticipated new location in downtown Beirut (Minet El Hosn –Omar Daouk Street) the fourth outpost in its international collection with Beirut now joining in with the new location.

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With an exciting new street –level location in the modern M1 building edged by the bustling restaurant “quartier” between Starco and Beirut Souk. La Petite Maison is now easily accessible as is its sister restaurants in Dubai and London – and in close proximity to the busy downtown as well as business and residential and shopping hub. 

Overseen by Nigerian born Chef Patron Raphael Duntoye La Petite Maison offers Nicoise inspired cuisine that is authentic jet modern prepared using the highest quality ingredients and characterized by bold flavours and simple but exquisite presentation.

Chef Raphael brigade in Beirut is headed by talented Chef Ali El Atat reverence for the discipline, passion, heritage and innovation characterizes the cuisine.  The restaurant features a main kitchen, marble counter, and THE charcoal oven that produces home- style cooking and dishes created to be enjoyed together.

Discover a delicious melange of Mediterranean food primarily inspired from Nice and all prepared à la minute – nothing is cooked or even cut ahead of time. Set in a casual chic atmosphere, La Petite Maison serves classic Niçoise Mediterian cuisine with Ligurian influences from Italy always with a modern twist, creating light, healthy and delicious dishes with the very best fresh ingredients. Signature dishes include Warm Prawns with Olive Oil, Thinly Sliced Octopus, Daurade au Citron, Grilled Veal Chop and Warm Chocolate Mousse with Malt Ice cream.  

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La Petite Maison has worked with interior designer Rana Nasr of Bleu Design. Inspired by the South of France and the French Mediterranean restaurant scene - the interior is simple, understated – welcoming, warm and subtle and beaming with natural daylight from the fabulous floor to ceiling glass-curtains windows.

A generously high ceiling, spacious interior coupled with an outdoor wooden terrace for al fresco dinning define this new space. These elements are juxtaposed with a handcrafted brass bar; an accent wall of black Fer Forgé –wrought iron and wall mounted stacked wine cellar.

With caramel -colored leather armchairs, the crisp interior setting is open- plan, spacious, and comfortable and seats ninety diners. A row of illuminated seating along the windows lining Omar Daouk Street recall the Grand Serail a highlight of this perfect Beirut central downtown location.

The art stands out as a shocking contrast against what is otherwise a gently tasteful and conservative panelled room that contains more than one conventional antique gilt mirror and a bronze sculpture- the hallmarks of classic French restaurants. The trademark saucepans created and designed by Max Cartier, a Nice based artist, remain a signatures in all La Petite Maison’s throughout the world. Art in Beirut‘s La Petite Maison includes artwork by Youssef Aoun, Mansour, El Habre amongst others and a special painting gifted by Jean Boghossian’s  from his exhibition “Burning”.

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La Petite Maison philosophy is simple: “Tous célèbres ici”. Heard, it holds two meanings: “Everyone is Famous Here” and “Everyone Celebrates Here”.

The tomato lemon and olive oil on the table is a reminder of the flavours of the South of France. Plates are served in the middle of the table to foster togetherness and bond over the love of food. A casual chic setting easily accessible restaurant for making any occasion any meal an occasion whether for a light supper with friends, a business lunch with associates, healthy catch up with the ladies or dinner with loved ones.

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