Nice au Cœur de Beyrouth: Gastronomique Façon Shisha Restaurant for 500$ at Le Bristol Beyrouth: Cheap, Bad Food and Low Quality Entertainement! A Disaster, A Scam!

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 29, 2019

French

Nice au Cœur de Beyrouth: Gastronomique Façon Shisha Restaurant for 500$ at Le Bristol Beyrouth: Cheap, Bad Food and Low Quality Entertainement! A Disaster, A Scam!

If the founders of Le Bristol were alive, he would have committed suicide... When you book a dinner for 110$ per person (Wine not included), and you read the description promising you…

September 29, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Lebanese Karim Bourgi: Creative Pastry Conquering the World

Desserts & Sweets | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 15, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Lebanese Karim Bourgi: Creative Pastry Conquering the World

Based in Dubai since 2011, Chef Karim Bourgi is Executive Pastry Chef for the Al Mana Group, a role in which he manages the opening of La Maison du Chocolat Paris boutiques in the Middle East. He has…

May 15, 2019 | News | Dubai

In the Kitchen with Lebanese Chef Fadi Frem at Verde Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2019

French

In the Kitchen with Lebanese Chef Fadi Frem at Verde Paris

When famous establishments and multinational hotels in Beirut make it a point to have an “international” chef in their kitchen, you don’t understand why not get a Lebanese one. We…

February 22, 2019 | Recommended | Paris

In the Kitchen with Alan Geaam: Lebanon’s Michelin Starred Chef of the Year

French | Paris France Europe

France

February 18, 2019

French

In the Kitchen with Alan Geaam: Lebanon’s Michelin Starred Chef of the Year

I’ve seen a man on Instagram, a sportsman, smiley from time to time, calm and serious... I’ve heard stories about his past, about his childhood, about Tripoli of north Lebanon. I was…

February 18, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Paris

An Open Letter to the Chef at Le Gray: Bringing Love from France...

Hotels | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 12, 2018

Hotels

An Open Letter to the Chef at Le Gray: Bringing Love from France...

This is an open letter to the chef, a person I don’t know yet and don’t even know the name. I was here for the last week, had breakfast, experienced dinner, enjoyed lunch and appreciated…

September 12, 2018 | Popular | Beirut Central District

Joël Robuchon, Michelin star French chef, dies aged 73

Michelin

August 06, 2018

Michelin

Joël Robuchon, Michelin star French chef, dies aged 73

BBC: French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon will be remembered for many reasons: earning more than 30 Michelin stars, creating the world's best mashed potato, and hurling a plate at a young…

August 06, 2018 | News

Cooking with Michelin Starred Chef Frédérique Chabbert at Kempinski Beirut

Michelin | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 27, 2018

Michelin

Cooking with Michelin Starred Chef Frédérique Chabbert at Kempinski Beirut

Kempinski Summerland hosts the French Michelin Star Chef Frederic Chabbert, owner of The Dôme in Belgium and one of the revolutionary chefs of Hong Kong, at Candelabra, International Restaurant…

May 27, 2018 | News | Beirut

Sydney's Beirut Launches Its New Menu: In The Kitchen With the Chefs

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 14, 2018

French

Sydney's Beirut Launches Its New Menu: In The Kitchen With the Chefs

Sydney’s, or 'the place of endless memories' as I like to call it. At Sydney’s people meet, fall in love, enjoy, come after parties, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, enjoy the sunset…

May 14, 2018 | Hotels | Beirut

Kempinski Summerland Hosts Michelin Star Chef at Candelabra

Events | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 13, 2018

Events

Kempinski Summerland Hosts Michelin Star Chef at Candelabra

In line with Kempinski commitment to bring exceptional experiences from all over the world to its guests in Lebanon, Kempinski Summerland hosts the French Michelin Star Chef Frederic…

April 13, 2018 | News | Beirut

The Dabney Washington, Featured at The Chefs Club New York: Live The Kitchen Vibes

French | New York USA Americas

USA

March 31, 2018

French

The Dabney Washington, Featured at The Chefs Club New York: Live The Kitchen Vibes

It’s where starred chef meet, a restaurant called The Chefs Club is famous for its refined offerings prepared by professionals. With eight chefs playing around the open kitchens, this unique…

March 31, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Cooking at Phoenicia: In the Kitchen with Chef Frank Page and the Team

News | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 04, 2017

News

Cooking at Phoenicia: In the Kitchen with Chef Frank Page and the Team

Invited by the great team at Hotel Phoenicia to join four journalists visiting from London, we were scheduled for a cooking session with chef Frank Page and the team at Eau de Vie. A great team,…

December 04, 2017 | Reviews | Beirut

Masterclass with the Italian Chef Paolo Amadori in Beirut

Events

September 22, 2017

Events

Masterclass with the Italian Chef Paolo Amadori in Beirut

ITA – the Italian Trade Agency, Beirut office, in collaboration with ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine and IGE, Institut de Gestion des Entreprises -…

September 22, 2017 | News

Ana Ros Named World's Best Female Chef 2017

Spotted Stories

January 24, 2017

Spotted Stories

Ana Ros Named World's Best Female Chef 2017

The Slovenian chef is recognised for elevating and celebrating her country’s native dishes Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia, has been…

January 24, 2017

Chef Bruno Sohn Visits Le Gray Beirut

News

November 15, 2016

News

Chef Bruno Sohn Visits Le Gray Beirut

Some people dream of buying a house, a bag or whatever, but my dream is to meet as many chefs as I possibly can and to meet them while they are in action in their kitchen... Tonight one of my dreams…

November 15, 2016

When a Michelin-starred Chef Works with Disney

Spotted Stories

April 23, 2016

Spotted Stories

When a Michelin-starred Chef Works with Disney

What's cooking between Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ferran Adrià and Disney... This surprising partnership is a move proving that, despite his reputation for rigour and his highly cerebral…

April 23, 2016

Luxury Sushi Bites Joins the List of Most Expensive Foods

Spotted Stories

February 20, 2016

Spotted Stories

Luxury Sushi Bites Joins the List of Most Expensive Foods

I think we've seen it all... a long list of edible luxuries the golden donuts to diamond encrusted ice creams and now a perfect addition to the list is the most expensive sushi in the world…

February 20, 2016

Fady Ayoub, de l’Armée aux Fourneaux

News

February 08, 2016

News

Fady Ayoub, de l’Armée aux Fourneaux

L'Orient le Jour Une poignée de main chaleureuse, amicale, un beau sourire et une joie de vivre contagieuse. Fady Ayoub ressemble à ces cuisiniers qu'on trouve souvent dans les…

February 08, 2016

Popolo: A Close Encounter with the Chefs

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 18, 2015

Restaurants

Popolo: A Close Encounter with the Chefs

Everyone is talking about Popolo, the new Italian restaurant from AddMind, in Ain Mreiseh. Inspired by Italy's culinary expertise, Popolo boast a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. I was…

October 18, 2015 | Beirut

A Night with the Master: In the Kitchen with Hussein Hadid...

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 29, 2015

French

A Night with the Master: In the Kitchen with Hussein Hadid...

It was a special night. One of my favorite people in the gastronomy world, Chef Hussein Hadid was being awarded the “Prix du Chef de l'Avenir" by l'Académie Internationale de la…

March 29, 2015 | Reviews | Beirut

GOUT DE FRANCE in Lebanon on March 19: An Event by Alain Ducasse

News

March 06, 2015

News

GOUT DE FRANCE in Lebanon on March 19: An Event by Alain Ducasse

GOUT DE FRANCE in Lebanon on March 19th With over 1300 chefs from all five continents, France is inviting the world on a journey. Choose your favorite table at a bistro, a…

March 06, 2015

Chef Marcel Ravin Gets his First Michelin Star

News

February 05, 2015

News

Chef Marcel Ravin Gets his First Michelin Star

Blue Bay’s Head Chef, Marcel Ravin has been awarded his first Michelin Star for his renowned and sought after culinary flair and expertise. Holding two decades worth of experience and knowledge…

February 05, 2015

Spanish Gusto Night at Eau de Vie... An Oriental Party

Fusion Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 02, 2015

Fusion Cuisine

Spanish Gusto Night at Eau de Vie... An Oriental Party

This is maybe my fourth dinner at Eau de Vie, two of which were hosted by a Michelin starred chef. But sadly every time I go there, I leave unimpressed with the experience. I remember the bad…

February 02, 2015 | Restaurants | Beirut

Spanish Gusto at Eau de Vie: A Dinner with Michelin Star Chef Fernando Canales Etxanobe

News

January 20, 2015

News

Spanish Gusto at Eau de Vie: A Dinner with Michelin Star Chef Fernando Canales Etxanobe

This month savor authentic flavors of Spain with refreshing and delicious dishes with Michelin Star chef Fernando Canales Etxanobe at Eau De Vie  29 january 2015: Cooking…

January 20, 2015

S.PELLEGRINO YOUNG CHEF 2015 AWARD GOES GLOBAL

News

December 03, 2014

News

S.PELLEGRINO YOUNG CHEF 2015 AWARD GOES GLOBAL

For the first time ever, Sanpellegrino is accepting applications from around the world for its most awaited Young Chef of the Year 2015 award.   Sandra Husseini Norberg, Middle East &…

December 03, 2014

Seasonal Gourmet Delights Served on Air France's La Première

News

November 16, 2014

News

Seasonal Gourmet Delights Served on Air France's La Première

This seaon, the world's most starred chef is presenting his new seasonal gourmet delights to Air France La Première customers. Caviar, scallops and duck confit among the dishes concocted…

November 16, 2014

The Grill Room has a New Menu: Meeting the Chef

Grill&BBQ | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 10, 2014

Grill&BBQ

The Grill Room has a New Menu: Meeting the Chef

The journey begins... "Welcome to my world!" shouted Chef Sotiris while opening the kitchen door. We were shown into an empire of food, a large kitchen, clean and neat, spacious and relaxing, where…

November 10, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Grey Goose's Taste by Appointment at Les Caves de Taillevent

Events | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 17, 2014

Events

Grey Goose's Taste by Appointment at Les Caves de Taillevent

A few nights ago, I was invited to an event organized by Grey Goose. A few lucky people came to savor some real drinks blended with good food. Our evening that night started with a welcome drink…

September 17, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Achrafieh

Pharrell Williams's Creates His Own Burger

News

August 13, 2014

News

Pharrell Williams's Creates His Own Burger

Add chef to various talents that Pharrell Williams has been showing lately - a singer, actor, designer artist is there anything the "Happy" singer doesn't know how to do...In Japan, Williams created…

August 13, 2014

Bioland Achrafieh: Lebanese Food Using Organic Ingredients

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 18, 2014

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Bioland Achrafieh: Lebanese Food Using Organic Ingredients

Bioland's farm in Sghar is a place to see and try with friends and family. But if that's somehow impossible, you can still enjoy the same flavor at their shop in Achrafieh. Bioland shop sells…

July 18, 2014 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Sublimotion: Technology Meets Gastronomy

Spotted Stories

July 18, 2014

Spotted Stories

Sublimotion: Technology Meets Gastronomy

Sublimotion, at Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, created through two Michelin Star Chef Paco Roncero’s dreams in which culinary vanguard and technological innovation unite to create a complete and up to…

July 18, 2014

Gilt's Desserts: Fine Pieces of Art on a Plate

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 07, 2014

Desserts & Sweets

Gilt's Desserts: Fine Pieces of Art on a Plate

Gilt... Come to think of it I am surprised that I still don't have a review about it on NGNO. Passing by for lunch or dinner has been difficult, but since I am looking for the best pain perdu in…

July 07, 2014 | International Cuisine | Beirut

Pamper Yourselves Today... Happy Father's Day

News

June 20, 2014

News

Pamper Yourselves Today... Happy Father's Day

Today, June 21, marks the beginning of summer - yes time to rejoice, splash in water, suntan and eat lots of ice cream. But that's not all. We have more of a reason to celebrate today, as this day…

June 20, 2014 | Popular

Be My Eyes and Taste Buds on June 20

News

June 13, 2014

News

Be My Eyes and Taste Buds on June 20

Just heard about this... Exciting news for those who happen to be coming to Lebanon from Paris on June 20 on board Air France? To be more specific, on board flight number AF562 CDG-BEY, departing…

June 13, 2014

Global Warming Menu: A Meal Cooked Over Hot Asphalt

Spotted Stories

June 12, 2014

Spotted Stories

Global Warming Menu: A Meal Cooked Over Hot Asphalt

In an attempt to raise awareness about climate change, global warming and their impact on human society, environmental group the World Wildlife Fund had a chef cook people in Paraguay a…

June 12, 2014

The Wedding of the Season: Beirut Train Station Revived for a Night

Events | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 06, 2014

Events

The Wedding of the Season: Beirut Train Station Revived for a Night

I opened up the white envelope and started reading... My wife and I had been invited to a wedding, the first of the season. At the bottom of the page I discovered the destination: The Beirut Train…

June 06, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Mario e Mario: Homey Italian Cuisine

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 04, 2014

Italian

Mario e Mario: Homey Italian Cuisine

I went to Mario e Mario when they first opened a few months ago. Of course trying it out sometime after the opening was a must. A small recap about the place... a joint venture between dad and his…

June 04, 2014 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rotana Al Boustan: A Luxurious Stay with Expensive Internet

Hotels | UAE GCC Middle East

GCC

May 22, 2014

Hotels

Rotana Al Boustan: A Luxurious Stay with Expensive Internet

I was recently passing through Dubai and staying at the Rotana Al Boustan was a great choice considering that it's close to the Dubai airport and close to where our meetings were scheduled the next…

May 22, 2014 | Reviews | UAE

9 Kid-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets

Food Gadgets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 19, 2014

Food Gadgets

9 Kid-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets

Having the kids help with dinner is a fun way to teach them valuable life skills, but little hands and short attention spans can have a tough time with your grownup cookware. Scaled-down gadgets with…

May 19, 2014 | Beirut

Cronutella: A Good Reason to Celebrate

News

May 14, 2014

News

Cronutella: A Good Reason to Celebrate

Dominique Ansel's Cronut has teamed up with Nutella. Is this a match made in heaven? The two gigantic brand names are celebrating their birthday. While the Cronut is one this month, Nutella…

May 14, 2014

Dad Creates Educational Pancakes For His Kids

Spotted Stories

May 14, 2014

Spotted Stories

Dad Creates Educational Pancakes For His Kids

Nathan Shields, a talented illustrator and math teacher currently living as a stay-at-home dad in Saipan, will teach you just how awesome it can be to play with your food. He uses his expert…

May 14, 2014

Sandwiched: Delicious Diner Food and a Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

May 12, 2014

American

Sandwiched: Delicious Diner Food and a Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake

I've been asked by my friends to come visit Sandwiched and here I am. What I thought to be a new sandwicheria has been open for the last four years. I was expecting a kiosk but we landed in front of…

May 12, 2014 | Burgers | Jounieh

Prune: Where Simplicity is Mastered to Perfection

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 11, 2014

French

Prune: Where Simplicity is Mastered to Perfection

Coming back to Prune was a necessity... I've been hearing very positive feedback about Prune for a while, so reviewing it again, and enjoying its great food, was common sense. Let me tell you a…

May 11, 2014 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Varouj: Not Bad... But Not Great

Armenian | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2014

Armenian

Varouj: Not Bad... But Not Great

Varouj's fame is second to none and visiting it was crucial to understanding the hype behind it. To tell you the truth, I was expecting to reach a large restaurant. After a long hour of searching, we…

May 09, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Mellow: Your New Kitchen Robot

Appliances

May 08, 2014

Appliances

Mellow: Your New Kitchen Robot

Meet Mellow, a sort of kitchen robot you can program to make your soft boiled eggs at an exact time and keep food cool until it needs to be cooked.  The vision behind it is to create…

May 08, 2014 | Food Gadgets

With Etihad You Can Lounge and Have Your Butler

Travel

May 05, 2014

Travel

With Etihad You Can Lounge and Have Your Butler

Etihad, the Abu Dhabi-based national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has created the closest thing to having you own private jet on its commercial flights. It’s called ‘The Residence’ – a…

May 05, 2014 | Airlines

Discover the Most Beautiful Gourmet Easter Eggs

Spotted Stories

April 19, 2014

Spotted Stories

Discover the Most Beautiful Gourmet Easter Eggs

Pastry chefs and masters of sweets compete on "who makes the best and most creative eggs". Big names inluding Michelin starred Alain Ducasse as well as renowned names like Harrods, La Grande…

April 19, 2014

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 12, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

What a beautiful day. It was 9am on an awesome sunny morning when we reached The Four Seasons hotel. With a big smile on her face, the hostess welcomed us in... "Good morning sir, the weather is…

April 12, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Around 23 Michelin Stars in 60 Seconds

Michelin

April 06, 2014

Michelin

Around 23 Michelin Stars in 60 Seconds

Here's your chance to visit Michelin-starred restaurants in a 60-second video which takes you on a culinary journey across a group of restaurants that collectively boasts 23 stars. This video,…

April 06, 2014 | Spotted Stories

A Piece of Cake... And Not Just Any Cake... Ritz-Carlton Signature Cake

News

March 08, 2014

News

A Piece of Cake... And Not Just Any Cake... Ritz-Carlton Signature Cake

The Ritz-Carlton hotel has created a signature dessert that will become the edible symbol of the brand around the world. 22 pastry chefs from the company's network of hotels, came up with different…

March 08, 2014

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