Chili’s Beirut: Twenty Years of Good Food, Generous Portion and Non-Smoking Dining

American | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 08, 2019

American

Chili’s Beirut: Twenty Years of Good Food, Generous Portion and Non-Smoking Dining

Back! To my favorite diner in town and probably the last standing. One of Lebanon’s few franchises has celebrated 20 years of operations in Achrafieh... and when the brand worldwide isn’t…

September 08, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Casa de Thoum: I Loved the Room, the Bed, the Guesthouse and Tasty Breakfast

Hotels | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

September 03, 2019

Hotels

Casa de Thoum: I Loved the Room, the Bed, the Guesthouse and Tasty Breakfast

I've been places, toured around Lebanon, visited dozens of guesthouses and this one makes it on the TOP5 list. One of the best and most enjoyable stays to date, Casa de Thoum will offer you and…

September 03, 2019 | Recommended | Batroun

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

Hotels | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

I've spent a night at Al Fundok Hotel, enjoyed dinner and breakfast, took a hundred photos and promised myself to visit again. Check out the photos yourself and plan your next visit.…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 19, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

After the last visit to “Nabeh Merched” to film an episode, I promised to come again with my family. A little paradise on earth, in the heart of Lebanon’s greenest region, spending…

August 19, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in Athens

International Cuisine | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

International Cuisine

Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in Athens

After enjoying a unique experience at Ergon, I went online searching for a similar experience and found Yoleni’s. Yoleni’s is a supermarket, training center, tasting academy and…

August 14, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 16, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Located on the slopes of the world-famous Barouk cedars reserve, “Em Fares,” a Lebanese restaurant serving homemade Lebanese food welcomes you for lunch and dinner. Touring Barouk…

July 16, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Shocking at first, it feels like dining in a parking lot until the waiter welcomes you, and you open the trendy menu filled with beautifully shot photos. Country Gate is Deir el Qamar’s…

July 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Shouf

Bab el Mina: The Food, The View and The Vibes, Arguile-Free

Fish & Seafood | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 11, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Bab el Mina: The Food, The View and The Vibes, Arguile-Free

How many times have you dined with a smile and enjoyed a homey Lebanese mezze lunch without the smell of Arguile, unpleasant sounds of the hubbly-bubbly and heat surrounding you from all sides?…

July 11, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jbeil

Roadster Launches its New Menu and it Rocks!!!

American | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 09, 2019

American

Roadster Launches its New Menu and it Rocks!!!

The new menu is here! Roadster Diner new menu has landed, and it was time to try it. It was the first time I visit the branch at ABC Dbayeh, enjoying the trendy architecture, the colors, industrial…

July 09, 2019 | Recommended | Dbayeh

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 01, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

When you want to indulge in premium Lebanese food, there are a few good restaurants that come to mind. Mhanna is one of them. Preserving local traditions that transcend from one generation to…

July 01, 2019 | Recommended | Zahle

FICO Eataly World: THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK

Popular | Italy Europe

Europe

June 15, 2019

Popular

FICO Eataly World: THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK. COVERING AN AREA OF 100,000 SQM IN BOLOGNA, FICO EMBODIES THE WONDERS OF ITALIAN BIODIVERSITY. FICO was born out of a passion for the heritage of Italian…

June 15, 2019 | Recommended | Italy

Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

French | Italy Europe

Europe

June 09, 2019

French

Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

Arriving at a closed gate, the receptionist answered: “Good morning sir, welcome to Villa Cordevigo”. I drove the alley between high trees, left my car at the parking, and walked to the…

June 09, 2019 | Hotels | Italy

Kesrwani Seafood: I Have a New Favorite Restaurant in Antelias

Fish & Seafood | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 09, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Kesrwani Seafood: I Have a New Favorite Restaurant in Antelias

A few months back before the creation of Jal el Dib’s bridges, there was a fishery on the highway that used to block the road. Famous for their premium quality, fresh fish, fried or grilled,…

June 09, 2019 | Recommended | Antelias

Sunday Lunch at Batchig Antelias

Armenian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Armenian

Sunday Lunch at Batchig Antelias

It felt so good to visit Batchig after two long years! I’ve been here, done that, enjoyed all the menu and still visit with a smile on my face. Batchig is a “kiss hello,” a casual…

May 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Zaya Nurai: The Luxury Hotel Island! Food, Fun and Relaxation

Hotels | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

Hotels

Zaya Nurai: The Luxury Hotel Island! Food, Fun and Relaxation

Experience paradise on earth; welcome to Zaya Nurai island! Located in Abu Dhabi, the natural island hosts one of the most luxurious hotels on earth welcoming you in one of their fifty individual…

May 14, 2019 | Recommended | Abu Dhabi

Ana Beirut: Beautiful Setup and Good Lebanese Food in Antelias

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 14, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Ana Beirut: Beautiful Setup and Good Lebanese Food in Antelias

Colorful, fresh and welcoming; Ana Beirut is much more than a restaurant; it's an experience... plants, wood, big screens, mirrors, and the show oven. Welcome to Ana Beirut, a cafe inspired by the…

May 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Tallet Nasr: My Choice for a Lebanese Mezze Experience in Naas. “Delicious Homey Food”

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 23, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Tallet Nasr: My Choice for a Lebanese Mezze Experience in Naas. “Delicious Homey Food”

I was expecting a casual Lebanese restaurant like all the rest around the villages until the waiter opened the door. I was here six years ago -time flies- and remember to have enjoyed my…

March 23, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Restaurant Shams Anjar: A Restaurant I Recommend Serves Delicious Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 14, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Restaurant Shams Anjar: A Restaurant I Recommend Serves Delicious Lebanese Food

What a place! You hear about it until you discover it by yourself! Chams is Anjar’s famous restaurant and one of the country’s biggest. With a bowling arena, 9D cinema, chocolate brand,…

March 14, 2019 | Recommended | Bekaa

Bistr’eau: Happiness Guaranteed. Seafood Cuisine in Batroun!

Fish & Seafood | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

March 06, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Bistr’eau: Happiness Guaranteed. Seafood Cuisine in Batroun!

On my last episode to Batroun, one restaurant caught my attention; “Bistr’eau”. Bistr’eau, a restaurant on Batroun’s waterfront promises a fine culinary experience with…

March 06, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Batroun

Le Cedrus Hotel: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food up in the Cedars

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 25, 2019

Hotels

Le Cedrus Hotel: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food up in the Cedars

It’s my second time at Le Cedrus, enjoying it more and more every visit. After visiting in August during the summer season, I’m back to discover the Cedars during wintertime. Up in…

February 25, 2019 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Lunch at Ixsir: Calm and Good Wine!

International Cuisine | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

February 25, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at Ixsir: Calm and Good Wine!

Handled by Nicolas Audi, Ixsir welcomes you for lunch, especially on a Sunday. Drive up to Basbina, enjoy the beautiful scenery, sip a glass of wine, walk around the trees and taste Nicolas…

February 25, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Batroun

Kahwet el Mandaloun: Lebanese Style, Sunday Lunch with the Kids

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 07, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Kahwet el Mandaloun: Lebanese Style, Sunday Lunch with the Kids

Welcome to the village marketplace. Under the trees, relax to the sounds of chirping birds and Fayrouz tunes. Old Lebanese tiles, yellow sandstones, wooden doors and brick tiles with an open kitchen…

February 07, 2019 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

Gerge el Dayaa: A Memorable Seafood Experience in Anfeh. A Must Try!

Fish & Seafood | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 06, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Gerge el Dayaa: A Memorable Seafood Experience in Anfeh. A Must Try!

Gerge el Dayaa is a seafood restaurant up by the shore in Anfeh. The old blue house with its glass facade is located by the salt factory, next to Marina del Sol on the seaside road. Georges, his wife…

February 06, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Spending Sunday with Your Kids: Some Ideas to Have Breakfast, Lunch or Brunch

Hotels | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 06, 2019

Hotels

Spending Sunday with Your Kids: Some Ideas to Have Breakfast, Lunch or Brunch

While my kids grow older searching for places to take them has been a primordial thing every weekend. Where do we take them? What activities are there? Are they good enough? Are they kids…

January 06, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Le Sofitel Strasbourg: A Great Location, Pleasant Rooms and Tasty Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Alsace France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Le Sofitel Strasbourg: A Great Location, Pleasant Rooms and Tasty Breakfast

At walking distance from the heart of Strasbourg, meters away from the main place and the cathedral, the Sofitel is your perfect choice for a week around the "capital of Christmas." Staying in Alsace…

December 24, 2018 | Hotels | Alsace

Winstub La Dime: Homemade Alsacien Specialities in Obernai

French | Alsace France Europe

France

December 17, 2018

French

Winstub La Dime: Homemade Alsacien Specialities in Obernai

Visiting the region of Alsace for a week during the Christmas season, I passed by the village of Obernai, traditional and preserved with houses built at the beginning of the century. With three…

December 17, 2018 | Recommended | Alsace

Lebanon's "Christmas Street Food Market" is On: See You in Hazmieh

Events

December 05, 2018

Events

Lebanon's "Christmas Street Food Market" is On: See You in Hazmieh

Yes, we're back and with a Christmas-filled blast... Souk el Akel's Christmas Market is coming your way this December... We want to start celebrating the whole month of giving, loving, laughing and…

December 05, 2018 | News

DT: Moules-Frites Every Wednesday in Kaslik

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

November 29, 2018

International Cuisine

DT: Moules-Frites Every Wednesday in Kaslik

Tonight I’m having “Moules Frites” at DT! Every Wednesday, visit DT, the neighborhood restaurant of Kaslik which has been open since 1986. I love it here and have been visiting for…

November 29, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Jounieh

Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Official Street Food Market. Every THURSDAY in Beirut

News | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 18, 2018

News

Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Official Street Food Market. Every THURSDAY in Beirut

Eat, Meet, Greet and Treat yourself to the very best culinary experiences Lebanon has to offer! At Souk el Akel you'll find edible delights to suit all tastes and desires! Where: Souk el…

November 18, 2018 | Popular | Beirut Central District

Al Sultan Brahim: Lebanese Seafood Mezze in Jounieh

Fish & Seafood | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

November 18, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Al Sultan Brahim: Lebanese Seafood Mezze in Jounieh

Considered to be one of the high-end Lebanese restaurants in Lebanon and winner of the best restaurant in the Middle East, Al Sultan Brahim has been preserving the taste of our local heritage for…

November 18, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jounieh

Via Roma: Delicious Breakfast on an Early Sunday Morning in Antelias

Bread & Bakeries | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 18, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Via Roma: Delicious Breakfast on an Early Sunday Morning in Antelias

Other than serving a delicious dinner, Via Roma, the Italian restaurant and bakery of Antelias also welcomes you for breakfast. Eggs, avocado toast, yogurt and pizzas, the choices are enough to…

November 18, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias

Fifties’ Diner: American Style Restaurant in Tripoli 

American | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

November 04, 2018

American

Fifties’ Diner: American Style Restaurant in Tripoli 

Fifties’ is your traditional American diner in the heart of Tripoli. I’ve been here in 2014 and now back, to check on the updates. The place feels like the diners of USA Route 66.…

November 04, 2018 | Burgers | Tripoli

Casa Paca: Experience the WAW Effect in Salamanca

Fish & Seafood | Spain Europe

Europe

September 17, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Casa Paca: Experience the WAW Effect in Salamanca

With several awards and a Michelin recognition in 2012, Casa Paca is a restaurant you want to try when visiting Salamanca. Located on the main place, the restaurant serves a hungry clientele of…

September 17, 2018 | International Cuisine | Spain

Cafeteria on the Roof: The Restaurant at Corte Ingles Madrid

International Cuisine | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 17, 2018

International Cuisine

Cafeteria on the Roof: The Restaurant at Corte Ingles Madrid

Nestled on the seventh floor at the famous Corte Ingles in the heart of Madrid, the restaurant is visited by the locals and tourists alike. Older people mostly, come here for the service, the food,…

September 17, 2018 | Restaurants | Madrid

Madrid's Zoo and Aquarium: A Photo and Video Review

Travel | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 17, 2018

Travel

Madrid's Zoo and Aquarium: A Photo and Video Review

The Madrid Zoo Aquarium is a 20-hectare zoo and aquarium located in the Casa de Campo in Madrid, Spain. The zoo is owned by the city but is managed by the international entertainment…

September 17, 2018 | Madrid

Babel Bay: Unconventional Lebanese Seafood with a Classy Twist

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 03, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Babel Bay: Unconventional Lebanese Seafood with a Classy Twist

When I dug into my blog for a review about Babel Bay, I was shocked to discover that last time I visited was in 2015. Three years have passed, and Babel is still the same: nestled in the heart…

September 03, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Visit Armenia: 6 Days Were Not Enough... A Memorable Journey!

Mechwar Videos | Armenia Europe

Europe

August 12, 2018

Mechwar Videos

Visit Armenia: 6 Days Were Not Enough... A Memorable Journey!

After spending the week in Armenia, all I can tell you is that I’ll be coming back soon. Land of beauty, greenery and breathtaking sceneries, Armenia made me fall in love with its food and…

August 12, 2018 | Popular | Armenia

Assad el Baher: Tasty Homey Food in Anfeh

Fish & Seafood | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 05, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Assad el Baher: Tasty Homey Food in Anfeh

Usually enjoying good food in a touristic destination is not easy to find; “Assad el Baher” changed the rule by serving a delicious homey cuisine on the waterfront down at Ta7et el Ri7.…

August 05, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Al Ferdaws Ehden: Kebbeh b Chahme and Jebneh Darfiyeh

Restaurants | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 05, 2018

Restaurants

Al Ferdaws Ehden: Kebbeh b Chahme and Jebneh Darfiyeh

The restaurant of my childhood, the famous Al Ferdaws, is “the restaurant” to visit in Ehden for great “Kebbeh b Sha7me”, “Jebneh Darfiyyeh” and beyond. With a…

August 05, 2018 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Nowhere Beach: Now Open in El Here, North Lebanon

News | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 29, 2018

News

Nowhere Beach: Now Open in El Here, North Lebanon

Escape from your daily hustle and bustle and go nowhere: Nowhere, a beautiful paradise in El Heri, north Lebanon is now open and welcomes you every day from 10 am until 8 pm.  Have a…

July 29, 2018 | Popular | North Lebanon

Mounir: The Place, The View, The Fresh Air and Tasty Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Mounir: The Place, The View, The Fresh Air and Tasty Food

I always considered Mounir as the first stop for any tourist arriving in Lebanon. Up on the hills of Broumana overlooking Beirut is a restaurant I believe every Lebanese knows about. At the entrance…

July 14, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Domaine de Taanayel: A Piece of Heaven in the Bekaa

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 17, 2018

Mechwar Videos

Domaine de Taanayel: A Piece of Heaven in the Bekaa

In 2009 the Domaine de Taanayel and arcenciel signed a long-term partnership deal of which the mission is to enhance the environment for social work services. The objective is to make the…

June 17, 2018 | Popular | Bekaa

Applebee’s Diner at the Woodbury Outlet New York

American | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

American

Applebee’s Diner at the Woodbury Outlet New York

When you spend the day walking in the sun, enjoying light and fresh vibes, arrive at Applebee’s for a dark and dimmed ambiance you really don’t want to experience. I’m not sure…

June 12, 2018 | Burgers | New York

Ibn AlBahr: A Taste of Lebanon in Dubai

Fish & Seafood | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

June 03, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Ibn AlBahr: A Taste of Lebanon in Dubai

A meal at Ibn AlBahr truly transports you back to the shores of Lebanon.   The view of the beach, a table full of exceptional mezzes and grilled fish along with the company of Family…

June 03, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dubai

Fouad: Where Food is Much More Than an Experience, A Journey

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Fouad: Where Food is Much More Than an Experience, A Journey

With thousands of restaurants out there and my extensive explorations of the newest food destinations and trendy concepts, I always feel like coming back to the roots, to the basics, to a restaurant…

June 03, 2018 | Recommended | Keserwan

Moria: Bravo Chef... You Made My Day! Amazing Food in Jounieh

Fish & Seafood | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 03, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Moria: Bravo Chef... You Made My Day! Amazing Food in Jounieh

Moria, or the old olive tree, a restaurant open on Jounieh’s old souk, serves a Lebanese and middle eastern cuisine with a gentle touch of freshness. A vast space welcomes you for lunch or…

June 03, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jounieh

One Week in Armenia: Land of Great People and Endless Discoveries

Mechwar Videos | Armenia Europe

Europe

May 27, 2018

Mechwar Videos

One Week in Armenia: Land of Great People and Endless Discoveries

After spending the week in Armenia, all I can tell you is that I’ll be coming back soon. Land of beauty, greenery and breathtaking sceneries, Armenia made me fall in love with its food and…

May 27, 2018 | News | Armenia

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel; Yerevan, Armenia

Hotels | Armenia Europe

Europe

May 20, 2018

Hotels

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel; Yerevan, Armenia

Find modern comfort at the brand-new DoubleTree by Hilton Yerevan City Centre. Conveniently located in the heart of Armenia’s capital, this charming hotel provides easy access to…

May 20, 2018 | Travel | Armenia

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 13, 2018

News

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

En 2006 arcenciel construit un Ecolodge à Taanayel (Békaa) pour promouvoir l’éco-tourisme dans la région. L’architecture de l’Ecolodge s’inspire…

May 13, 2018 | Bekaa

Chinar: Delicious Ethnic Cuisine in Yerevan

International Cuisine | Armenia Europe

Europe

May 13, 2018

International Cuisine

Chinar: Delicious Ethnic Cuisine in Yerevan

Running around Armenia for the last six days, this amazing trip was crowned by a sumptuous dinner at Chinar, one of the capital’s famous local restaurants. Beautifully decorated, the restaurant…

May 13, 2018 | Recommended | Armenia

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