Slate: Excellent Meats in Mar Milhael

Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Grill&BBQ

Slate: Excellent Meats in Mar Milhael

I was invited to Slate and enjoyed a sumptuous meal. The tomato salad, the burger, the pastrami sandwich, beef tartare, meat and desserts were all phenomenal. Le Commerce du Levant: Located…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

Italian | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Italian

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

After decades of success, “Cafe Mondo” leaves its legacy to “Rossini Osteria and Caffe.” Upscale and renovated to cope with the century’s new decor trends, you will dine…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Back to Sushi Circle... after a not-too-pleasant experience exactly one year ago, I was back to check on the updates. Mabrouk for the new menu which has shrunk from 29 pages to 21 with a new more…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Taiyo: Ramen Noodles in Paris

Asian/Chinese | Paris France Europe

France

February 18, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Taiyo: Ramen Noodles in Paris

Searching for the best Ramen around the world has been one of my priorities. When in Paris, a ramen bowl after the other, I crave this unique bowl daily. After discovering  Kotteri Ramen on my…

February 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Paris

Gio Delicatesse: Sushi and Pizza in Bayada

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 21, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Gio Delicatesse: Sushi and Pizza in Bayada

Gio is the delicatessen market of Rabieh, known by the region’s residents from the day “Black Pepper” used to occupy the space. Today, Gio has opened a restaurant on its closed…

January 21, 2019 | Pizza | Metn

Ramen-Ya: Real Flavors of Asian Noodles in Beirut

Asian/Chinese | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 26, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Ramen-Ya: Real Flavors of Asian Noodles in Beirut

I’m a fan of Ramen, traveling the world for this bowl. After trying it in France, Dubai and New York, it was time to indulge in a hefty ramen bowl in Beirut. Let me tell you the story as it…

December 26, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The .Co Family of Amazing Restaurants: Ummi, Deli.co, Brgr.co and Pzza.co

Burgers | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 24, 2018

Burgers

The .Co Family of Amazing Restaurants: Ummi, Deli.co, Brgr.co and Pzza.co

I've been here a dozen times or more and left satisfied and happy every single time. Back for the great food, the service, the generous plates, the colorful offerings and the guarantee of enjoying a…

December 24, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Central District

Lunch at Angelina Lafayette Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

French

Lunch at Angelina Lafayette Paris

Other than having the best Mont Blanc ever and the sexiest hot chocolate on earth, Angelina serves tasty food in its salon de thé and restaurant at Lafayette Haussmann.   Good food but…

December 24, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

De La Cuisine et Du Pain; Thierry Marx at Beaupassage Paris

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

December 21, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

De La Cuisine et Du Pain; Thierry Marx at Beaupassage Paris

I suggest you visit Beaupassage on a weekday and surely not around lunchtime. Pass by in the afternoon when everyone is working or going back home. Today’s choice was Thierry Marx, trying the…

December 21, 2018 | Reviews | Paris

Midi12: A Crepe in Paris at Walking Distance from Lafayette

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 21, 2018

French

Midi12: A Crepe in Paris at Walking Distance from Lafayette

One of my friends on Instagram proposed Midi12 recommending it to be one of the best crepes he had. Touring around Lafayette, I walked to Midi12 for a quick bite. A chocolate crepe and another…

December 21, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

The 2nd Restaurant at Whole Foods Market, Manhattan Los Angeles

International Cuisine | California USA Americas

USA

October 26, 2018

International Cuisine

The 2nd Restaurant at Whole Foods Market, Manhattan Los Angeles

Located at the entrance of Whole Foods market, The 2nd is a bar selling alcoholic drinks, draft beers, and quick bites. Burgers and sandwiches, the beyond burger, pulled pork sandwich, pasta and…

October 26, 2018 | Restaurants | California

Crêperie de Cluny: Crêpe on the Sidewalk in Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

French

Crêperie de Cluny: Crêpe on the Sidewalk in Paris

Serving traditional buckwheat crepes from Brittany, Crêperie de Cluny welcomes you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in one of Paris’ most touristic streets. Sit on the street in a tiny…

October 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

VIPS: Commercial Diner Food Experience in Madrid

American | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 17, 2018

American

VIPS: Commercial Diner Food Experience in Madrid

With a red logo looking like a bank and a decor that feels cold like a real estate company, VIPS is an American diner, open all day long until the late hours of the night. It’s a blend of Mc.…

September 17, 2018 | Burgers | Madrid

Beit Maryam: Homey Middle eastern specialities in JLT Dubai

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

July 13, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Beit Maryam: Homey Middle eastern specialities in JLT Dubai

"I grew up in a house where food was essential, a major part of our daily life. A house in the village, open for everyone to come in and share with us that meal prepared by my mum, Maryam who I…

July 13, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

Balthazar New York: One Awesome Burger and Superb Stroganoff

French | New York USA Americas

USA

June 17, 2018

French

Balthazar New York: One Awesome Burger and Superb Stroganoff

Balthazar is New York’s most famous French brasserie open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving a traditional French cuisine with a touch of class and refinement. Arriving at 1 pm on a…

June 17, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Paname: Simple, Fresh and Enjoyable in the Heart of Beirut

Restaurants | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 03, 2018

Restaurants

Paname: Simple, Fresh and Enjoyable in the Heart of Beirut

A Gourmet Bistro bringing you “Almost French” cuisine with high-quality food to the heart of Saifi Village. I've been here two times already enjoying Lebanon's best bread, some sumptuous…

June 03, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut Central District

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

Bluespoon at Andaz Hotel Amsterdam

International Cuisine | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 12, 2018

International Cuisine

Bluespoon at Andaz Hotel Amsterdam

The experience starts way before you reach the restaurant while walking through the lobby of Andaz, a classy and modern hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam. Bluespoon welcomes you for a quick…

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Amsterdam

Plastificio Di Martino; Antica Pasta Di Gragnano at Fico Food World, Italy

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

March 20, 2018

Italian

Plastificio Di Martino; Antica Pasta Di Gragnano at Fico Food World, Italy

An open kitchen, chefs preparing gigantic marmites of Pasta, a place loaded with people and brightly lit in white, the restaurant grabbed my attention as I walked the alleys of Fico. I’ve…

March 20, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

Eataly; Your Italian Stop at Dubai Festival City

Italian | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

Italian

Eataly; Your Italian Stop at Dubai Festival City

It’s a challenge, a personal challenge called “Eataly”; visit them all before I die one at the time. After New York, Roma, Milano, Dubai, and Istanbul among others I probably…

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

Paname: Enjoying the Finesse of Simple Things

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 12, 2018

French

Paname: Enjoying the Finesse of Simple Things

In the heart of Saifi, the chic quarters of Beirut, comes Paname, a French bistro or almost as they like to call it. Paname is a newborn from the people behind “Burgundy,”…

February 12, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Lily’s: Feel Beirut While Enjoying Lunch

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 11, 2018

French

Lily’s: Feel Beirut While Enjoying Lunch

On a beautiful Friday, down in Beirut, sitting on the sidewalk, enjoying fresh sunny spells and a refreshing sea breathe, I felt transported into another dimension, like if I traveled to the St.…

February 11, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

La Bottega Della Gina: Homemade Food the Traditional Way in Verona

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Italian

La Bottega Della Gina: Homemade Food the Traditional Way in Verona

You won’t imagine enjoying something as great in a place as small! You feel at home, a tiny little shop that serves Pasta, only fresh Pasta. The owner doesn’t speak English, but listens…

February 01, 2018 | Restaurants | Italy

Dinner at Ladurée Champs Elysées: A Restaurant for Tourists

French | Paris France Europe

France

November 16, 2017

French

Dinner at Ladurée Champs Elysées: A Restaurant for Tourists

When you enjoy an exceptional breakfast, a delightful lunch, and an exciting dinner, you plan on coming back for another meal! Ladurée, the macaron king and famous breakfast creator opens…

November 16, 2017 | Restaurants | Paris

Petrossian: Luxury Food, Caviar and Salmon at Lafayette Gourmet

Fish & Seafood | Paris France Europe

France

November 15, 2017

Fish & Seafood

Petrossian: Luxury Food, Caviar and Salmon at Lafayette Gourmet

How many times have I passed in front of the Petrossian stand - which is known to have the world’s best Caviar - without stopping? How many times has my mouth watered in front of the salmon…

November 15, 2017 | Restaurants | Paris

Sandwicherie New York: A Beautiful Place, Bad Food, Bad Service

International Cuisine | New York USA Americas

USA

November 13, 2017

International Cuisine

Sandwicherie New York: A Beautiful Place, Bad Food, Bad Service

Very fresh and colorful, Sandwicherie is a newly opened eatery next to Union Square. With a broad menu covering a varied choice of sandwiches, pasta, salads, and juices, this place does it all...kind…

November 13, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Ziggy’s Halal Burgers San Francisco: Fast and Good

Burgers | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 15, 2017

Burgers

Ziggy’s Halal Burgers San Francisco: Fast and Good

Open for breakfast from 8am and then lunch from 11, Ziggy’s serves eggs, burgers, sandwiches and platters. Jazz playing in the background, I walked in to give Ziggy’s a try. The colors…

October 15, 2017 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Sand-Witch: The Happy Sandwich Place

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 17, 2017

American

Sand-Witch: The Happy Sandwich Place

"Sand-Witch" is more than a restaurant; it's an experience... Sand-Witch is a positive place where great vibes and tasty food meet! I felt transported the minute I walked in and the second I met Joe;…

September 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Metn

The Grill: An Enjoyable Late Lunch in Beirut

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 21, 2017

French

The Grill: An Enjoyable Late Lunch in Beirut

I've been here twice in one week, the first for a dinner with the family and the second for a late lunch on the couch. Enjoying the vibes of a vibrant Beirut during business hours, I nibbled on some…

August 21, 2017 | Grill&BBQ | Beirut

Ara Pacis - La Capricciosa Rome: Loved the Pizza, Enjoyed the Pasta

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

July 29, 2017

Italian

Ara Pacis - La Capricciosa Rome: Loved the Pizza, Enjoyed the Pasta

Delicious...the food is delicious! A restaurant on a sidewalk filled with tourists serves delicious pizza - which I fell in love with - as well as a selection of pasta specialities. It's about the…

July 29, 2017 | Restaurants | Rome

Pzza, Brgr, Deli: The Co. Family Serves Great Food!

Pizza | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 10, 2017

Pizza

Pzza, Brgr, Deli: The Co. Family Serves Great Food!

When I remember the last time I visited Pzza.Co, I realise how fast time passes... Two years have already passed! I love Pzza.Co, their food, flavors, concept and ideas. Pzza.Co is much more than…

July 10, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Inday: Good Karma... The Indian Bowls of New York

Asian/Chinese | New York USA Americas

USA

April 11, 2017

Asian/Chinese

Inday: Good Karma... The Indian Bowls of New York

Inday has blended the Chipotle bowl concept with Indian cuisine. Instead of choosing Mexican food, you have a choice of Indian inspired well spiced items. Located on 26th street behind black doors,…

April 11, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

La Petite Maison Beirut and Beyond...

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 23, 2016

French

La Petite Maison Beirut and Beyond...

La Petite Maison Beirut and Beyond That! When I come here, it always feels like it's the first time I am enjoying the wonders of La Petite Maison… Located in the heart of Beirut, La Petite…

October 23, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Quindici Beaugrenelle: Tasteless Italian Cuisine and Bad Service

Italian | Paris France Europe

France

October 10, 2016

Italian

Quindici Beaugrenelle: Tasteless Italian Cuisine and Bad Service

Beaugrenelle Paris shopping mall boasts a reasonable choice of restaurants. With my family in Paris, we decided to try their Italian restaurant, Quindici. Divided into three distinct sections - a…

October 10, 2016 | Restaurants | Paris

Tartina Di Mare: Fast Casual Italian Seafood

Italian | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

September 16, 2016

Italian

Tartina Di Mare: Fast Casual Italian Seafood

Meet Mario, the owner of a small Italian restaurant in Sarba called Tartina Di Mare. Mario is a passionate man who has left everything behind to personally build and open an Italian seafood…

September 16, 2016 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Marinella: Worth Skipping Work For

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 07, 2016

Italian

Marinella: Worth Skipping Work For

This is Marinella, the Italian restaurant on Mar Mikhael... a place that opens for lunch only. This corner trattoria, Sophie's little Italian haven, should be visited by every Italian food…

September 07, 2016 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Deli.co: A World of Delicatessen in Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 18, 2016

International Cuisine

Deli.co: A World of Delicatessen in Beirut

There's a new .co concept in town... Related to Brgr.co and Pzza.co; Deli.co serves delicious sandwiches never tasted in Lebanon before - a place that offers unconventional wraps, unusual…

May 18, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Social: Good Food at The Hilton Lima, Peru

International Cuisine | Peru Americas

Americas

May 15, 2016

International Cuisine

Social: Good Food at The Hilton Lima, Peru

Walking the streets of MiraFlores I stumbled upon the Hilton. I went in for drink and some food. I was hoping to have the local version of eggs Benedict at the Hilton Lima, but unfortunately it was…

May 15, 2016 | Recommended | Peru

YoSushi: Fast Lunch at the Conveyor Belt

Japanese & Sushi | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

April 28, 2016

Japanese & Sushi

YoSushi: Fast Lunch at the Conveyor Belt

YoSushi is a famous Japanese franchise which has made it to the world's busy cities and airports. It surely isn't the best sushi out there but one can't deny that it's good enough for a lunch escape…

April 28, 2016 | Restaurants | Dubai

Benedict: A Restaurant Built Around Eggs!

French | Paris France Europe

France

April 08, 2016

French

Benedict: A Restaurant Built Around Eggs!

I just can’t forget the tasty flavors of Paris’ best ice cream. I arrived to Paris for a couple of hours and wanted to make the best out of it. I headed straight to Une Glace a Paris, a…

April 08, 2016 | Restaurants | Paris

Nonna: Lovely Pizzas, Unique in Texture and Taste!

Italian | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 07, 2016

Italian

Nonna: Lovely Pizzas, Unique in Texture and Taste!

How great it is to walk into a place that's brightly lit, full of life and oozing freshness, a fresh smell and pizza aromas grabbing you in as you walk up the couple of stairs to Nonna, an Italian…

April 07, 2016 | Pizza | Achrafieh

Salt Gourmet: A Culinary Experience at Beirut's Airport

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 28, 2016

Airports

Salt Gourmet: A Culinary Experience at Beirut's Airport

How many times have you passed this restaurant what hour giving it any particular attention. How many times have we criticized the prices? How many times have we considered Salt a simple…

February 28, 2016 | International Cuisine | Beirut

Rossopomodoro: Italy's Local Flavors at Eataly Milan

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 27, 2016

Italian

Rossopomodoro: Italy's Local Flavors at Eataly Milan

You can't but fall in love with Eataly so we decided to visit their other location at Brian&Barry. The food at the first was delicious so here we were again, an Italian restaurant, a fresh space…

February 27, 2016 | Pizza | Milan

La PizzAria: From Napoli to Beirut with an Impact

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 24, 2016

Italian

La PizzAria: From Napoli to Beirut with an Impact

La PizzAria has been the talk of town for the last couple of months. A small shop in Gemmayze, recognized by its red curtain. I was so excited to try it, so tonight we dine with the guys. Behind…

February 24, 2016 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

California Bakery Milano: Good Food, A Beautiful Place but a Lack of Attention

American | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 11, 2016

American

California Bakery Milano: Good Food, A Beautiful Place but a Lack of Attention

It's a place with an American name, it's proudly the supplier of the American pavilion at Milan Expo and also has a menu in Italian. What a good first impression, especially because I came here…

February 11, 2016 | Burgers | Milan

J.Makhlouf: The Sandwicheria of Choice!

Recommended | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 08, 2016

Recommended

J.Makhlouf: The Sandwicheria of Choice!

It's the art of simplicity... His name is Walid Makhlouf and he is the most unconventional restaurateur ever. He is the man standing behind his shining counter rolling a sandwich at a time, a…

February 08, 2016 | Reviews | Beirut

Osho: An Appealing Impression... Average Food

Grill&BBQ | Romania Europe

Europe

February 07, 2016

Grill&BBQ

Osho: An Appealing Impression... Average Food

Osho is known to be one of Bucharest's fanciest places. Renowned for their fine beef cuts, Osho is where you want to book on your next lunch. An impressive place where meat is displayed with…

February 07, 2016 | Restaurants | Romania

Princi London: Unique it is... On all Fronts

International Cuisine | London UK Europe

UK

February 03, 2016

International Cuisine

Princi London: Unique it is... On all Fronts

This is one of those concepts changing the world one bite at a time; a place where positive vibes rule and great food is served. Princi is the place to look out for in 2016. It’s a huge…

February 03, 2016 | Italian | London

Grano: Positive Vibes... Delectable Italian Cuisine

Italian | Romania Europe

Europe

February 02, 2016

Italian

Grano: Positive Vibes... Delectable Italian Cuisine

I felt good the minute I walked into Grano. An Italian restaurant with an delicatessen shop, a cheese fridge, cakes and prepared lasagna with a selection of Italian specialties canned or bottled.…

February 02, 2016 | Recommended | Romania

Crepaway Goes Off Course with a New Menu

American | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 24, 2016

American

Crepaway Goes Off Course with a New Menu

"You are invited on a secret mission..." This is how it started. A card with my name on it arrived with a top-secret stamp… Intriguing to say the least. It’s something new...   I…

January 24, 2016 | Restaurants | Lebanon

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