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Whisk Pastry Shop: Now Open in Naccache

Desserts & Sweets

December 20, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

Whisk pastry shop is the little baby of chef Salem Akiki, a passionate dessert creator who has learned the secrets of upscale cakes creation in Paris. Already operational in Sarba for the last couple of years, Whisk celebrates the…

Carette Paris: A Happy Ambiance, Amazing Food, Extravagant Desserts

Bread & Bakeries

December 20, 2017 | French | France

Open since 1927, Carette has been the Meeting point for locals and travelers coming here to see and be seen. A cafe trottoir with an internal dining space set in front of a lavish display of viennoiseries and desserts. Looking like a calmer yet…

Passionnée de Gourmandises: Mouth Watering Cakes Baked at Home

Desserts & Sweets

November 05, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

Thick yellow cream and perfectly cooked soft meringue, a tart that looks like a spring flower arrived at the office on this beautiful Monday morning. A colored box with gold engraved letters, a classy menu and another transparent box hosting two…

Contact Info: Passionnee de Gourmandises

Phone Number: +961 3 502 064

Address: Secteur 2, Rue 55 Dbayeh, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 502 064

Address: Secteur 2, Rue 55 Dbayeh, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Arnaud Lahrer: Picture Perfect Pastries in Paris

Desserts & Sweets

September 27, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | France

Tonight I was invited to have dinner at my friend's in Paris and planned to take a cake with me… Considered one of the capital’s best pastry shops, I passed by Arnaud Lahrer located on St. Germain street. Ice cream, chocolates and…

Cakes & Bites: Your Homey Dessert Kitchen Now Open in Broumana

Desserts & Sweets

August 06, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

I always called her the dessert queen, the pain perdu goddess, the creator of unique cravings... her name is Joyce and she's the lady behind Cakes&Bites, the famous cake booth of "Souk el Akel". Now open in Broumana, Joyce has newly…

Contact Info: Cakes & Bites

Phone Number: +9613357475

Address: Beit Merry, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613357475

Address: Beit Merry, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Game of Thrones Cake Creates Buzz in Dubai

News

July 14, 2017

As a Game of Thrones fan, you'll be interested in this piece of news... Or should we say piece of cake. In time for the show's new season debut, a Dubai bakery has curated a super expensive cake inspired by the series -  AED 100,000 (USD…

Architecturally Inspired Pastries: Just Watch!

Spotted Stories

July 10, 2017

Pastries designed by pastry chef Dinara Kasko look so good to actually eat. Kasko, from Ukranian, creates geometric, modern pastries that look more like little sculptures. Kasko initially worked as an architect-designer and 3D visualizer. A…

Dominique Ansel Crowned World's Best Pastry Chef of 2017

Desserts & Sweets

May 03, 2017 | Reviews | USA

Today the winners of Best Restaurant and Best Pastry Chef of 2017 have been revealed, and it is Dominique Abdel who is crowned Best Pastry Chef of the year. Luckily this happened when I was in New York. I headed to his establishment for more of his…

Contact Info: Dominique Ansel Bakery

Phone Number: +1 212-219-2773

Address: 189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-219-2773

Address: 189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 [ view ]

The UK According to Cakes and Biscuits

News

May 02, 2017

In the UK they’re lovers of something sweet — whether that be a mid-afternoon snack, an accompaniment to tea or something after dinner. There rarely seems a time when a cake or biscuit wouldn’t suffice. These delicious…

OH Bakehouse: Lactose Free, Gluten Free, Guilt Free

Reviews

March 19, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

Gluten-free, lactose-free and definitely more healthy, OH Bakehouse is now open on Monot street. I've heard many positive reviews about it and after having one of their brownies at the office I decided to give this bakery a try. In the heart of…

Contact Info: OH Bakehouse

Phone Number: +961 1 217 644

Address: Monot street, macaron bldg., Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 217 644

Address: Monot street, macaron bldg., Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Start Your Day on a Happy Note at Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

Breakfast & Coffee

March 10, 2017 | International Cuisine | Mount Lebanon

I come here so often that it feels like my second home – a place where I relax, enjoy good vibes and soothing music. It’s a happy space … sit on one of their comfortable sofas and enjoy the natural sunlight coming from…

Contact Info: Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 4 545411

Address: Dbayeh Internal Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 545411

Address: Dbayeh Internal Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Casper&Gambini's: The Cruffin Now in Lebanon

Spotted Stories

November 03, 2016

After the "Cronut" craze in NYC in 2013, Casper&Gambini's launched their Cronut. Following the world's trends in innovative bites, they are now introducing what is called the Cruffin. This food hybrid, which was earlier this year introduced in…

Mr. Holmes: The Famous Chocolate Cruffin!

Chocolate

October 17, 2016 | Popular | California

When there’s a line of thirty people waiting to eat some sweet, you'll know that the place is worth trying. On a calm street, where nothing usually happens, is a pastry shop or more of a bakery called Mr. Holmes. Like everyone else this…

Contact Info: Mr. Holmes

Phone Number: +1 415-829-7700

Address: 1042 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 415-829-7700

Address: 1042 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 [ view ]

The “Spook-tacular” Range from McVitie’s

Spotted Stories

October 14, 2016

McVitie’s has unveiled their latest limited edition cake range for Halloween. This year the brand has launched an extensive “spook-tacular” range of spookily themed cake bars. This year the designs have gone a step further and…

Little Cupcake Bakeshop: The Dark Chocolate Cake!

Chocolate

August 02, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | USA

When Food&Wine magazine highlights the best chocolate cakes in America and you happen to be in the state of one of them (New York in this case) that sells it, of course I will be heading there to try out what the story is all about. Little…

Equia: Healthy Treats Made in Lebanon

Tasty Discoveries

May 10, 2016

I just received a breathtaking package of more than a dozen items. The brand is called Equia. The products look neat, packaging follows international standards and, proudly, the brand is Lebanese. Having lots of products to taste, I scheduled…

Cakes&Bites: Home Baked Delicious Cakes

Desserts & Sweets

March 29, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

I met Joyce last year when she first introduced cakes in a jar… Joyce then joined Souk el Akel ever since. With cakes like the Bahamas, moelleux chocolat, giant macaron, molten chocolate brownie and the famous Nutella cookies, Cakes&Bites…

Contact Info: Cakes & Bites

Phone Number: +9613357475

Address: Beit Merry, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613357475

Address: Beit Merry, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Write On - An Icing Piper Like No Other

Food Gadgets

March 13, 2016

Nothing is cuter than kitchen gadgets with a twist. We're loving this over-sized pencil that's a playful interpretation of an icing piper. ‘Write On’ is a creative and fun tool for decorating cakes, cookies, pancakes & more!

The First Dessert Only Cafe in Central London

Desserts & Sweets

February 27, 2016 | News

Do you sometimes wonder why the dessert menu is almost always smaller than the savoury menu in a cafe/restaurant... well, it seems that Hotel Café Royal is making this dream for many come true with the launch of a dessert-only restaurant…

Barcomi's: A Cup of Culture in Berlin

Breakfast & Coffee

December 27, 2015 | Restaurants | Europe

Her name is Cynthia Barcomi and she has already published five books. Known to have some of the finest cakes in Berlin, the deli cafe is nestled inside an old complex of buildings made of red bricks. Leave your car in the alley and walk the few…

Contact Info: Barcomi Deli

Phone Number: +49 30 28598363

Address: Sophie-Gips-Höfe, 2. Hof Sophienstr. 21, 10178 Berlin [ view ]

Phone Number: +49 30 28598363

Address: Sophie-Gips-Höfe, 2. Hof Sophienstr. 21, 10178 Berlin [ view ]

Cafe Luitpold: A So Called Famous Spot in Munich

Breakfast & Coffee

December 26, 2015 | Restaurants | Europe

After doing some research online, I was led to Cafe Luitpold. Cafe Luitpold is described as one of the most best places to enjoy good desserts in Munich. It is indeed a busy café, a fine place, attractive and classy with a bar centered in the…

Contact Info: Cafe Luitpold

Phone Number: +49 89 2428750

Address: Brienner Str. 11, 80333 München, Germany [ view ]

Phone Number: +49 89 2428750

Address: Brienner Str. 11, 80333 München, Germany [ view ]

Slice Chocolate is Now a Thing

Chocolate

December 15, 2015 | News

Did you know that Slice Chocolate is now a thing... Bourbon, a Japan-based company, has started to sell chocolate slices packaged like Kraft cheese singles. Each pack contains five two-millimeter (0.08-inch) thick slices and is s described as…

Levain Bakery: The World's Finest Cookies in New York

Recommended

November 10, 2015 | Reviews | USA

I woke up early on a beautiful cold day and headed straight to Levain, the most popular bakery in New York, a place everybody should try at least once in their life – or at least this is what people say. The last time I was here, visiting…

Contact Info: Levain Bakery

Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080

Address: 167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080

Address: 167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023, United States [ view ]

Mrs.M: The Taste of Happiness

Recommended

August 13, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

A beautiful pink bag with a box inside made it to my clinic. It's heavy... and looks like a gift for kids... I was so excited to open it. The box is stacked with cookies, dozens of them separated in distinct columns. I remembered... I was walking…

Cakes & Bites: Carrot Cake and Fondant in a Jar

Desserts & Sweets

July 16, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

I saw a jar, thought it's jam or maybe some cookies but never imagined I'll find a mouthwatering cake cooked in this glass container. Other than their cakes, cookies and everything sweet, Cakes&Bites specialty is preparing individual…

Contact Info: Cakes & Bites

Phone Number: +9613357475

Address: Beit Merry, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613357475

Address: Beit Merry, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Mars Cake Bar: Enjoy Same Flavor but in a Cake

News

May 02, 2015

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats (MCD&T) has extended its celebration cake range, with the introduction of the new Mars Bar Cake. Featuring the Mars confectionery brand, the Mars Bar Cake is designed to share at parties and celebrations with…

Blu: A New Pastry Shop in Mtayleb

Tasty Discoveries

April 09, 2015 | Mount Lebanon

Blu, a pastry shop close to my home has recently opened on the Mtayleb highway. Located in Palm Plaza Centre, Blu has a catchy facade and some fresh colors that make you want to stop. It has a certain classy look, well decorated with funky cakes -…

Cakes&Cookies Maamoul: "La Recette de ma Mere"

Tasty Discoveries

April 02, 2015 | Mount Lebanon

I always wondered how hard it was to produce mammoul, how much time and dedication it needed... This Easter season, I made it a point to try as many mammoul as I could, diving into the world of those authentic sweets. I arrived at the atelier…

The 60 Seconds Recipe: Miniature Guinness Cakes

Spotted Stories

April 01, 2015

Here’s the recipe:I NEVER bake cakes so you know it's a special occasion (and an easy recipe!) when I bust out the baking tins. This recipe is as easy as they come and you'll get a moist, rich cake that's guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser on…

The Breakfast Buffet at Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

Breakfast & Coffee

March 23, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

How amazing it is to start your day on positive notes. Fresh vibes with some jazz music playing in the background will guarantee a smile on your face. The famous Mandaloun cafe, nestled in Dbayeh's internal road is a restaurant I like. I have…

Contact Info: Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 4 545411

Address: Dbayeh Internal Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 545411

Address: Dbayeh Internal Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Online Delivery: Not in Town? Surprise Someone with that Special Cake

Spotted Stories

February 19, 2015

It's that special someone's birthday and you're not in town to celebrate it with them. Today ordering a gift online to be delivered to the place of choice is easy... and done daily. How about ordering a whole cake to be sent to wish your friend a…

An English House in the Heart of Iceland's Wild

Spotted Stories

January 21, 2015 | Europe

You won’t expect that something like this exists in the middle of nowhere in Iceland. What am I talking about? Ensku Husin – a house, which looks exactly like a typical old English house cafe. This English house offers a view of the…

Hocus Pocus Bake Sale for a Great Cause

News

December 14, 2014

It's time to make some magic this Christmas... A bake sale for a great cause is taking place at Beirut Souks on December 13th and 14th. All proceeds will go to feeding families in need through the Lebanese Food Bank.

A Fashionable Christmas Cake by Karl Lagerfeld

Spotted Stories

November 22, 2014

Karl Lagerfeld recently designed a Christmas cake, better known as Buche to most of us, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo. Limited to only 100 cakes, each cake is designed in the shape of a lipstick and cost $120…

The World's Most Expensive Cupcake Costs $900

News

August 21, 2014

Let's take a look at the most expensive cupcake out there today. Lisa Sanguedolce, owner of Toronto’s Le Dolci Bakery was asked to make a special cupcake to celebrate his wife's birthday. Sanguedolce presented a golden, floral-themed,…

Sweet Lebanon: 33 of the Finest Mouthwatering Desserts!

Desserts & Sweets

July 17, 2014 | Popular | Middle East

Who doesn’t love desserts? Perfect pieces of mouthwatering indulgence… But where can you find the best of what Lebanon has to offer, in terms of sweets, cakes, cookies, ice cream... Are you drooling yet? Lebanon has a lot to offer.…

Now I Know Why People are In love with Bread Repulic

Bread & Bakeries

July 06, 2014 | Desserts & Sweets | Beirut

Bread Republic, this popular bakery is indeed a place to visit and discover... So here I am on a mission to find the best bread in town, along side the best Pain Perdu... Bread Republic is inevitably one of the places on my list to visit...…

Nouh Al Haddad: The One and Only "Halawat el Shmeisseh"

Desserts & Sweets

June 16, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | North Lebanon

What a morning! I arrived to Tripoli unprepared and without any particular place to visit. One place after the other, I found myself discovering the oldest and finest the Northern capital has to offer. From Dabboussi the king of Moghrabieh king, to…

Have a Cupcake and See What Your Future Holds

Food Gadgets

June 07, 2014

Today's your lucky day - you've got a cupcake with a surprise inside! These Fortune Cakes Cupcake Molds hold a special message printed right on the bottom, under all the deliciousness... They'll provide you with words of prophetic wisdom such as:…

Street Food at The Broadway Market, London

Street Food

May 02, 2014 | UK

I could honestly spend my life discovering food markets around the world and London has a bunch of them that are really interesting. Some people like to go to museums, while others prefer nature walks, for me, discovering a market combines all…

Cookies'n'More: Maamoul Reinvented...

Tasty Discoveries

April 09, 2014 | Middle East

You are faced with two challenges a few weeks before Easter. The first one is to loose a few kilos before the big day to be able to enjoy some Maamoul without moderation... and the second is to find out where or who makes the best maamoul in town.…

Contact Info: Cookies'n'More

Phone Number: +961-1-513350

Address: Sin El Fil, Facing Hayek Hospital entrance, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-513350

Address: Sin El Fil, Facing Hayek Hospital entrance, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Breakfast at Tivoli Jardim Hotel, Lisbon

Reviews

April 06, 2014 | Recommended | Portugal

Honestly, I rarely get impressed with the breakfast normally served at four-star hotels, but the one I had at Tivoli Jardim Hotel was excellent. Simply extraordinary. I fell in love with this restaurant the minute I stepped into it. Restaurant…

Orgasmic... To Say the Least: Prepare Yourself To Get Hungry

Spotted Stories

April 05, 2014

This French Ad Has the Most Unbelievably Gorgeous Food Shots Ever If you like to cook, eat or look at pretty things, enjoy this gorgeously hypnotic bit of food porn from French coffee brand Carte Noir. Created by Proximity BBDO and two directors…

Let's Have Some Sushi Cupcakes

Spotted Stories

April 03, 2014

Have you heard about the edible cupcake wrappers made from Nori seaweed? Traditionally these wrappers are made from paper or plastic, but things are changing... you can now eat the cupcake and the wrapper with it. I am not sure seaweed would be a…

Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Food Gadgets

March 24, 2014 | Ice Cream & Gelato

Making delicious ice cream sandwiches has never been easier with the Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker. It's easy to use. Brand new way to create ice cream sandwiches at home Uses regular store bought items, nothing fancy…

La Grande Épicerie du Bon Marche's New Look in Pictures

Spotted Stories

March 12, 2014 | France

A short while ago, La Grande Epicerie reopened its doors after months of renovation. It reopened with a new style, a new look and a fresher feel. The few images I saw on the net were not enough to satisfy my curiosity. This foodie paradise is a must…

Contact Info: Grande Epicerie de Paris

Phone Number: +33 1 44 39 80 00

Address: 38 Rue de Sèvres 75007 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 44 39 80 00

Address: 38 Rue de Sèvres 75007 Paris, France [ view ]

Laduree: Eggs Benedict with a French Touch

Breakfast & Coffee

March 05, 2014 | French | France

It was 8am and we were meeting my wife's cousin Michel for breakfast. We decided to meet at Laduree, a place we've been meaning to try for breakfast. Finally we had the opportunity to do so. This famous French pastry shop, known for its Macarons…

Contact Info: Ladurée, Paris

Phone Number: +33 1 40 75 08 75

Address: 75 Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 40 75 08 75

Address: 75 Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

Breakfast at Paul Bakery Ghazir, Didn't Impress Me

Breakfast & Coffee

January 07, 2014 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

It was barely 9am on a Saturday morning and the Paul Bakery in Ghazir was almost full. Although it has been open for sometime now, I never had the chance to stop-by before. I was truly amazed to say the least. This branch on the Tripoli highway is…

Contact Info: Paul Bakery, Ghazir

Phone Number: +961 9 852866

Address: Ghazir, Jounieh-Byblos main road, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 852866

Address: Ghazir, Jounieh-Byblos main road, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Meet Foodini: A 3D Food Printer Just For Your Home

Food Gadgets

December 12, 2013

Foodini is a kitchen appliance that would be able to 3D print pizzas, pasta, burgers and other foods in your home. Stylistically clean, it's a perfect addition to any any kitchen, be it a home kitchen or restaurant. A great looking appliance…

Hot Sandwiches at Paul Bakery, Val D'Europe

French

December 11, 2013 | Restaurants | France

The third day in Paris, was a visit to Val d'Europe, the big mall and its outlet village situated 40 minutes from Paris. It was already in the afternoon and lunch choices were limited. Kitchens in Paris and in malls, bizarrely in malls, close early.…

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