Chateau Ksara Launches First Merwah Varietal

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 22, 2018

Chateau Ksara Launches First Merwah Varietal

News

July 22, 2018 | News | Bekaa

Pioneering Bekaa Valley winery digs into Lebanon’s winemaking heritage to produce a historic and rare white…

Domaine de Taanayel: A Piece of Heaven in the Bekaa

Popular | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 17, 2018

Domaine de Taanayel: A Piece of Heaven in the Bekaa

Popular

June 17, 2018 | Popular | Bekaa

In 2009 the Domaine de Taanayel and arcenciel signed a long-term partnership deal of which the mission is to enhance…

Souk el Akel at The Antonine University Ablah, Bekaa

Souk el Akel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Souk el Akel at The Antonine University Ablah, Bekaa

Souk el Akel

June 03, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Bekaa

Joseph Attieh, Arnabeat and a handful of delicious street food ideas, Souk el Akel in partnership with…

Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!

Souk el Akel | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

May 16, 2018

Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!

Souk el Akel

May 16, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Zahle

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 13, 2018

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

News

May 13, 2018 | Bekaa

En 2006 arcenciel construit un Ecolodge à Taanayel (Békaa) pour promouvoir l’éco-tourisme…

La Maison du Croissant, Zahle: French Croisants with Lebanese Influences!

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 27, 2018

La Maison du Croissant, Zahle: French Croisants with Lebanese Influences!

Restaurants

April 27, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle

Located on Zahle’s famous boulevard, La Maison Du Croissant prepares a wide selection of flaky French rolls…

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

Spotted Stories | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 24, 2018

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

Spotted Stories

April 24, 2018 | Bekaa

Karm elJoz is a space for celebrations. Located in Taanayel, at the entrance of the Bekaa, it is one of the largest…

Chateau Kefraya: An Escape in West Bekaa

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 12, 2017

Chateau Kefraya: An Escape in West Bekaa

Restaurants

November 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Bekaa

The West Bekaa region has a rich cultural heritage and history. On your way from the Shouf region to Kefraya,…

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura

Street Food | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 12, 2017

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura

Street Food

November 12, 2017 | Street Food | Bekaa

Last year while walking around Hamra, I discovered a funky place called Rayess. A red and yellow kiosk occupying the…

Cascada: A New Giant Mall Opens in the Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 11, 2017

Cascada: A New Giant Mall Opens in the Bekaa

News

November 11, 2017 | Bekaa

Cascada Mall is situated on a 220,000 sqm piece of land in the heart of the Bekaa valley featuring several synergistic…

Kaak B Semsom: Creative Kaak in Zahle

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 11, 2017

Kaak B Semsom: Creative Kaak in Zahle

Restaurants

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | Zahle

When the Kaaka is passionately baked in-house, when this authentic creation is taken to another level, when the owner…

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

Recommended | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 06, 2017

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

Recommended

November 06, 2017 | Recommended | Zahle

I wish sometimes you could watch me scream when I eat a mouth-watering creation... This isn’t a normal Baba au…

Mechwar to Chmestar, Baalbeck

Travel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 19, 2017

Mechwar to Chmestar, Baalbeck

Travel

September 19, 2017 | Travel | Bekaa

Shmustar, also spelled Shmistar or Chmistar (Arabic: شمسطار‎‎) is…

Al Haush: A Piece of Heaven in the Heart of the Bekaa

Hotels | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 15, 2017

Al Haush: A Piece of Heaven in the Heart of the Bekaa

Hotels

June 15, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa

We planned to spend the weekend in the heart of the Bekaa... A piece of heaven on earth, Al Haush is a place rich with…

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 12, 2017

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

Restaurants

June 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Bekaa

In Rayak, Baalbeck, right next to the Air Force base, you'll find Raymond, a restaurant that has been open for sixty…

Souk el Akel: For the First Time in the Bekaa; Celebrating Zahle

News | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

May 12, 2017

Souk el Akel: For the First Time in the Bekaa; Celebrating Zahle

News

May 12, 2017 | News | Zahle

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job…

Kaak b Semsom: A New Favorite Kaak Spot in Zahle

Recommended | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 24, 2017

Kaak b Semsom: A New Favorite Kaak Spot in Zahle

Recommended

April 24, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle

Spending the day in Zahlé, a rich breakfast was needed so I thought why not enjoy a traditional kaak at "Kaak b…

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk...

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 12, 2017

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk...

Mechwar Videos

February 12, 2017 | Bekaa

Rashaya, also known as Rashaya al-Wadi or Rachaya el-Wadi(and variations) is a town in Lebanon, situated…

Zahle: The Bride of the Bekaa

Mechwar Videos | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

February 06, 2017

Zahle: The Bride of the Bekaa

Mechwar Videos

February 06, 2017 | Zahle

A red-roofed town set among the eastern foothills of Mount Sannine, Zahlé enjoys a prime location in the…

This Sunday... We're Going to Baalbeck!

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 22, 2016

This Sunday... We're Going to Baalbeck!

News

September 22, 2016 | Popular | Bekaa

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of…

Casino Nmeir, Berdawni Zahle

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

August 28, 2016

Casino Nmeir, Berdawni Zahle

Restaurants

August 28, 2016 | Restaurants | Zahle

Opened since 1918, Casino Nmeir is one of the valley's most famous Lebanese restaurants. Come here for the sound of…

Lebanon Foodie's Trail: Baalbeck!

Popular | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 02, 2016

Lebanon Foodie's Trail: Baalbeck!

Popular

August 02, 2016 | Popular | Bekaa

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of…

The Foodie's Trail Goes to Baalbeck: Book Your Next Tour!

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 20, 2016

The Foodie's Trail Goes to Baalbeck: Book Your Next Tour!

News

July 20, 2016 | Popular | Bekaa

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of…

Maison Du Croissant: Baked a la Minute for Your Pleasure

Breakfast & Coffee | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2016

Maison Du Croissant: Baked a la Minute for Your Pleasure

Breakfast & Coffee

July 11, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa

Open on Zahle's boulevard, Maison du Croissant is where you should go to and enjoy the French croissant with a Lebanese…

The Box of Arsal: The Video!

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 19, 2016

The Box of Arsal: The Video!

News

June 19, 2016 | The Box | Bekaa

This Box is special because it has been entirely produced and packed in Arsal. Nestled on the foothills of the…

My Heart Goes to Baalbek...

Travel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 11, 2016

My Heart Goes to Baalbek...

Travel

May 11, 2016 | Travel | Bekaa

I've been here two times already shooting some of the best Mechwar episodes we've done to date, happiness couldn't…

Ersal: A Lebanese Village! Have a Look Inside...

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2016

Ersal: A Lebanese Village! Have a Look Inside...

Mechwar Videos

May 09, 2016 | Bekaa

'This is a view from inside Ersal" Arsal (also spelled Aarsal, Ersal or 'Irsal; Arabic: عرسال‎), is a town and…

Al Jawhari Sweets Baalbeck: Nammoura bel Kashta

Recommended | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 13, 2016

Al Jawhari Sweets Baalbeck: Nammoura bel Kashta

Recommended

March 13, 2016 | Recommended | Bekaa

Up in Baalbeck is a shop famous for their sweets, some specialities nobody else does in Lebanon. Nammoura bel Kashta,…

Mechwar Baalbeck: A Day I'll Remember for a Long Time

Travel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 02, 2015

Mechwar Baalbeck: A Day I'll Remember for a Long Time

Travel

July 02, 2015 | Travel | Bekaa

One can't mention Lebanon without  thinking of Baalbeck, the great temple. The Roman temple of Baalbeck is…

Al Ajami: A Historical Restaurant Oozing History up in Baalbek (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 18, 2015

Al Ajami: A Historical Restaurant Oozing History up in Baalbek (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurants

April 18, 2015 | Popular | Bekaa

Old, authentic and full of life, the walls tell stories of the past, this restaurant that opened in…

Mountain House: High Standards and Beautiful Decor up in Baalbeck

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 17, 2015

Mountain House: High Standards and Beautiful Decor up in Baalbeck

Restaurants

April 17, 2015 | Recommended | Bekaa

Stunning, this place is really amazing. I came to Baalbeck expecting to see a village in distress, exactly like you see…

Zahle, Lebanon is Proudly an Unesco City of Gastronomy

News | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

February 16, 2015

Zahle, Lebanon is Proudly an Unesco City of Gastronomy

News

February 16, 2015 | Zahle

This morning, Raymond Hanna, a NoGarlicNoOnions reader and supporter sent me a story that put a smile on my face. Yes,…

Al Tanbakji: Plunge into the Lebanese Culinary Heritage

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 12, 2015

Al Tanbakji: Plunge into the Lebanese Culinary Heritage

Restaurants

February 12, 2015 | Restaurants | Bekaa

Our discovery tour around Zahle ended at Al Tanbakji, this famous restaurant facing the Ksara winery. Al Tanbakji is a…

Visiting Zahle: A Delicious Journey Around the Bekaa Capital

Travel | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 05, 2015

Visiting Zahle: A Delicious Journey Around the Bekaa Capital

Travel

January 05, 2015 | Travel | Zahle

Zahle is one of Lebanon’s gems. Although a long drive away from Beirut city, Zahle is not at all far, especially…

Tasty Discovery: Homemade Kaak bi Halib from Kherbet Anafar

Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 04, 2015

Tasty Discovery: Homemade Kaak bi Halib from Kherbet Anafar

Tasty Discoveries

January 04, 2015 | Bekaa

One of my absolutely favorite bites is Kaak bi Halib or what are also known as soft milk buns or milk cakes. I love…

Zahle: The Famous Tabliyet Chicken Tawouk

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 03, 2015

Zahle: The Famous Tabliyet Chicken Tawouk

Restaurants

January 03, 2015 | Restaurants | Zahle

If you’re from Zahle or know someone living in Zahle, they will tell you about Massaad, the famous sandwich…

Fouad Massaad: The Authentic Breakfast of Zahle

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 03, 2015

Fouad Massaad: The Authentic Breakfast of Zahle

Restaurants

January 03, 2015 | Restaurants | Zahle

In Zahle, when you say Foul and Hummos for breakfast, Georges Massaad is the only place to visit. Georges Massaad is…

Salon des Famille' Extravagant Milk Cookies

Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 03, 2015

Salon des Famille' Extravagant Milk Cookies

Tasty Discoveries

January 03, 2015 | Bekaa

When I think Zahle, the first thing that comes to mind is “Kaak bi 7alib”… I love those cookies so…

Chez Charles: The European Flavors of Zahle

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 03, 2015

Chez Charles: The European Flavors of Zahle

Restaurants

January 03, 2015 | Restaurants | Zahle

Chez Charles, one of Zahle popular restaurant is truly something special. Back in 1975, Henry Saydé…

Tawlet Ammik: A Unique Experience from Start to End

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 19, 2014

Tawlet Ammik: A Unique Experience from Start to End

Restaurants

September 19, 2014 | Recommended | Bekaa

We tend to take some things in life for granted. We always want to get away, travel far to somewhere surrounded by…

Le Petit Déjeuner du Vigneron at Le Relais Dionysos, Kefraya

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 15, 2014

Le Petit Déjeuner du Vigneron at Le Relais Dionysos, Kefraya

Restaurants

September 15, 2014 | International Cuisine | Bekaa

While the season for harvesting grapes is upon us, Chateau Kefraya is organizing tours for every wine enthusiast…

CNN: Taking Lebanese Wine and Beer Abroad

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 27, 2014

CNN: Taking Lebanese Wine and Beer Abroad

News

August 27, 2014 | News | Bekaa

Marketplace Middle East|Added on August 22, 2014 CNN's Leone Lakhani explores how local wine makers are getting their…

Going Back in Time with Domaine des Tourelles

Spotted Stories | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2014

Going Back in Time with Domaine des Tourelles

Spotted Stories

July 11, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Bekaa

Domain des Tourelles, the oldest commercial winery in Lebanon, is better known around town as the brand…

Massaad Barbecue Zahle: Tales of Taouk

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 08, 2014

Massaad Barbecue Zahle: Tales of Taouk

Restaurants

July 08, 2014 | Recommended | Zahle

If you’re from Zahle or know someone living in Zahle, Massaad barbecue is a popular place there.…

Bouzat el Berdawni: Zahle's Living Tradition

Tasty Discoveries | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 04, 2014

Bouzat el Berdawni: Zahle's Living Tradition

Tasty Discoveries

July 04, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Zahle

Berdawni isn't only about Casino Arabi and Casino Mhanna, it’s also about the tastiest ice cream in Zahle and the…

Mechtah Bou Elias: Zahle's Famous Bread

Street Food | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 03, 2014

Mechtah Bou Elias: Zahle's Famous Bread

Street Food

July 03, 2014 | Street Food | Zahle

I've been to Zahle before, but I only had time to have breakfast at Massaad and buy some milk cookies. Coming back was…

Salameh's Sticky Treats on the Berdawni, Zahle

Street Food | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

June 30, 2014

Salameh's Sticky Treats on the Berdawni, Zahle

Street Food

June 30, 2014 | Street Food | Zahle

Semsmiyeh, what else? Coming to Zahle and going back home with some Semsmieh is like visiting Batroun and enjoying…

A Visit to Tanmia's Chicken Factory

Spotted Stories | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 25, 2014

A Visit to Tanmia's Chicken Factory

Spotted Stories

June 25, 2014 | Bekaa

I love visiting factories, something I used to organize on a monthly basis for my scouts. I used to love introducing…

Salon el 3a2ilat, Zahle: Lebanon's Finest Kaak b 7alib

Recommended | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

May 21, 2014

Salon el 3a2ilat, Zahle: Lebanon's Finest Kaak b 7alib

Recommended

May 21, 2014 | Popular | Zahle

I’d last been to Zahle more than two years ago and the flavors of their Kaak b Halib hadn’t left my…

Georges Massaad Zahle: Foul, Hommos, Balila and Fried Eggs

Street Food | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

May 21, 2014

Georges Massaad Zahle: Foul, Hommos, Balila and Fried Eggs

Street Food

May 21, 2014 | Street Food | Zahle

I know, I should have been working on a Monday morning instead of touring around... Driven by passion, on this…

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