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

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

Hotels

September 12, 2018 | Popular | Beirut Central District

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…

Joël Robuchon, Michelin star French chef, dies aged 73

News

August 06, 2018

Joël Robuchon, Michelin star French chef, dies aged 73

News

August 06, 2018 | Popular

BBC: French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon will be remembered for many reasons: earning more than 30 Michelin…

Cooking with Michelin Starred Chef Frédérique Chabbert at Kempinski Beirut

News | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 27, 2018

Cooking with Michelin Starred Chef Frédérique Chabbert at Kempinski Beirut

News

May 27, 2018 | Beirut

Kempinski Summerland hosts the French Michelin Star Chef Frederic Chabbert, owner of The Dôme in Belgium and one…

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

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 14, 2018

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

French

May 14, 2018 | Hotels | Beirut

Sydney’s, or 'the place of endless memories' as I like to call it. At Sydney’s people meet, fall in love,…

Kempinski Summerland Hosts Michelin Star Chef at Candelabra

Events | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 13, 2018

Kempinski Summerland Hosts Michelin Star Chef at Candelabra

Events

April 13, 2018 | News | Beirut

In line with Kempinski commitment to bring exceptional experiences from all over the world to its guests in…

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

French | New York USA Americas

USA

March 31, 2018

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

French

March 31, 2018 | Recommended | New York

It’s where starred chef meet, a restaurant called The Chefs Club is famous for its refined offerings prepared by…

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

News | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 04, 2017

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

News

December 04, 2017 | Reviews | Beirut

Invited by the great team at Hotel Phoenicia to join four journalists visiting from London, we were scheduled for a…

Masterclass with the Italian Chef Paolo Amadori in Beirut

Events

September 22, 2017

Masterclass with the Italian Chef Paolo Amadori in Beirut

Events

September 22, 2017 | News

ITA – the Italian Trade Agency, Beirut office, in collaboration with ALMA, the International School of…

Ana Ros Named World's Best Female Chef 2017

Spotted Stories

January 24, 2017

Ana Ros Named World's Best Female Chef 2017

Spotted Stories

January 24, 2017

The Slovenian chef is recognised for elevating and celebrating her country’s native dishes Ana…

Chef Bruno Sohn Visits Le Gray Beirut

News

November 15, 2016

Chef Bruno Sohn Visits Le Gray Beirut

News

November 15, 2016

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…

When a Michelin-starred Chef Works with Disney

Spotted Stories

April 23, 2016

When a Michelin-starred Chef Works with Disney

Spotted Stories

April 23, 2016

What's cooking between Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ferran Adrià and Disney... This surprising partnership is a…

Luxury Sushi Bites Joins the List of Most Expensive Foods

Spotted Stories

February 20, 2016

Luxury Sushi Bites Joins the List of Most Expensive Foods

Spotted Stories

February 20, 2016

I think we've seen it all... a long list of edible luxuries the golden donuts to diamond encrusted ice creams…

Fady Ayoub, de l’Armée aux Fourneaux

News

February 08, 2016

Fady Ayoub, de l’Armée aux Fourneaux

News

February 08, 2016

L'Orient le Jour Une poignée de main chaleureuse, amicale, un beau sourire et une joie de vivre…

Popolo: A Close Encounter with the Chefs

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 18, 2015

Popolo: A Close Encounter with the Chefs

Restaurants

October 18, 2015 | Beirut

Everyone is talking about Popolo, the new Italian restaurant from AddMind, in Ain Mreiseh. Inspired by Italy's culinary…

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

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 29, 2015

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

French

March 29, 2015 | Reviews | Beirut

It was a special night. One of my favorite people in the gastronomy world, Chef Hussein Hadid was being awarded the…

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

News

March 06, 2015

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

News

March 06, 2015

GOUT DE FRANCE in Lebanon on March 19th With over 1300 chefs from all five continents, France is…

Chef Marcel Ravin Gets his First Michelin Star

News

February 05, 2015

Chef Marcel Ravin Gets his First Michelin Star

News

February 05, 2015

Blue Bay’s Head Chef, Marcel Ravin has been awarded his first Michelin Star for his renowned and sought after…

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

Fusion Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 02, 2015

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

Fusion Cuisine

February 02, 2015 | Restaurants | Beirut

This is maybe my fourth dinner at Eau de Vie, two of which were hosted by a Michelin starred chef. But sadly every time…

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

News

January 20, 2015

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

News

January 20, 2015

This month savor authentic flavors of Spain with refreshing and delicious dishes with Michelin Star chef Fernando…

S.PELLEGRINO YOUNG CHEF 2015 AWARD GOES GLOBAL

News

December 03, 2014

S.PELLEGRINO YOUNG CHEF 2015 AWARD GOES GLOBAL

News

December 03, 2014

For the first time ever, Sanpellegrino is accepting applications from around the world for its most awaited Young Chef…

Seasonal Gourmet Delights Served on Air France's La Première

News

November 16, 2014

Seasonal Gourmet Delights Served on Air France's La Première

News

November 16, 2014

This seaon, the world's most starred chef is presenting his new seasonal gourmet delights to Air France La…

The Grill Room has a New Menu: Meeting the Chef

Grill&BBQ | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 10, 2014

The Grill Room has a New Menu: Meeting the Chef

Grill&BBQ

November 10, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

The journey begins... "Welcome to my world!" shouted Chef Sotiris while opening the kitchen door. We were shown into an…

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

Events | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 17, 2014

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

Events

September 17, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Achrafieh

A few nights ago, I was invited to an event organized by Grey Goose. A few lucky people came to savor some real drinks…

Pharrell Williams's Creates His Own Burger

News

August 13, 2014

Pharrell Williams's Creates His Own Burger

News

August 13, 2014

Add chef to various talents that Pharrell Williams has been showing lately - a singer, actor, designer artist is there…

Bioland Achrafieh: Lebanese Food Using Organic Ingredients

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 18, 2014

Bioland Achrafieh: Lebanese Food Using Organic Ingredients

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 18, 2014 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Bioland's farm in Sghar is a place to see and try with friends and family. But if that's somehow impossible, you can…

Sublimotion: Technology Meets Gastronomy

Spotted Stories

July 18, 2014

Sublimotion: Technology Meets Gastronomy

Spotted Stories

July 18, 2014

Sublimotion, at Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, created through two Michelin Star Chef Paco Roncero’s dreams in which…

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

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 07, 2014

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

Desserts & Sweets

July 07, 2014 | International Cuisine | Beirut

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…

Pamper Yourselves Today... Happy Father's Day

News

June 20, 2014

Pamper Yourselves Today... Happy Father's Day

News

June 20, 2014 | Popular

Today, June 21, marks the beginning of summer - yes time to rejoice, splash in water, suntan and eat lots of ice cream.…

Be My Eyes and Taste Buds on June 20

News

June 13, 2014

Be My Eyes and Taste Buds on June 20

News

June 13, 2014

Just heard about this... Exciting news for those who happen to be coming to Lebanon from Paris on June 20 on board Air…

Global Warming Menu: A Meal Cooked Over Hot Asphalt

Spotted Stories

June 12, 2014

Global Warming Menu: A Meal Cooked Over Hot Asphalt

Spotted Stories

June 12, 2014

In an attempt to raise awareness about climate change, global warming and their impact on human society, environmental…

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

Events | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 06, 2014

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

Events

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

I opened up the white envelope and started reading... My wife and I had been invited to a wedding, the first of the…

Mario e Mario: Homey Italian Cuisine

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 04, 2014

Mario e Mario: Homey Italian Cuisine

Italian

June 04, 2014 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

I went to Mario e Mario when they first opened a few months ago. Of course trying it out sometime after the opening was…

Rotana Al Boustan: A Luxurious Stay with Expensive Internet

Hotels | UAE GCC Middle East

GCC

May 22, 2014

Rotana Al Boustan: A Luxurious Stay with Expensive Internet

Hotels

May 22, 2014 | Reviews | UAE

I was recently passing through Dubai and staying at the Rotana Al Boustan was a great choice considering that it's…

9 Kid-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets

Food Gadgets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 19, 2014

9 Kid-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets

Food Gadgets

May 19, 2014 | Beirut

Having the kids help with dinner is a fun way to teach them valuable life skills, but little hands and short attention…

Cronutella: A Good Reason to Celebrate

News

May 14, 2014

Cronutella: A Good Reason to Celebrate

News

May 14, 2014

Dominique Ansel's Cronut has teamed up with Nutella. Is this a match made in heaven? The two gigantic brand…

Dad Creates Educational Pancakes For His Kids

Spotted Stories

May 14, 2014

Dad Creates Educational Pancakes For His Kids

Spotted Stories

May 14, 2014

Nathan Shields, a talented illustrator and math teacher currently living as a stay-at-home dad in Saipan, will teach…

Sandwiched: Delicious Diner Food and a Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

May 12, 2014

Sandwiched: Delicious Diner Food and a Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake

American

May 12, 2014 | Burgers | Jounieh

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…

Prune: Where Simplicity is Mastered to Perfection

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 11, 2014

Prune: Where Simplicity is Mastered to Perfection

French

May 11, 2014 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Coming back to Prune was a necessity... I've been hearing very positive feedback about Prune for a while, so reviewing…

Varouj: Not Bad... But Not Great

Armenian | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2014

Varouj: Not Bad... But Not Great

Armenian

May 09, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Varouj's fame is second to none and visiting it was crucial to understanding the hype behind it. To tell you the truth,…

Mellow: Your New Kitchen Robot

Appliances

May 08, 2014

Mellow: Your New Kitchen Robot

Appliances

May 08, 2014 | Food Gadgets

Meet Mellow, a sort of kitchen robot you can program to make your soft boiled eggs at an exact time and keep food cool…

With Etihad You Can Lounge and Have Your Butler

Travel

May 05, 2014

With Etihad You Can Lounge and Have Your Butler

Travel

May 05, 2014 | Airlines

Etihad, the Abu Dhabi-based national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has created the closest thing to having you…

Discover the Most Beautiful Gourmet Easter Eggs

Spotted Stories

April 19, 2014

Discover the Most Beautiful Gourmet Easter Eggs

Spotted Stories

April 19, 2014

Pastry chefs and masters of sweets compete on "who makes the best and most creative eggs". Big names inluding Michelin…

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 12, 2014

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee

April 12, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

What a beautiful day. It was 9am on an awesome sunny morning when we reached The Four Seasons hotel. With a big smile…

Around 23 Michelin Stars in 60 Seconds

Spotted Stories

April 06, 2014

Around 23 Michelin Stars in 60 Seconds

Spotted Stories

April 06, 2014

Here's your chance to visit Michelin-starred restaurants in a 60-second video which takes you on a culinary journey…

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

News

March 08, 2014

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

News

March 08, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton hotel has created a signature dessert that will become the edible symbol of the brand around the…

Slicing Cherry Tomatoes in Half is Easier than You Think

Spotted Stories

February 03, 2014

Slicing Cherry Tomatoes in Half is Easier than You Think

Spotted Stories

February 03, 2014

Slicing cherry tomatoes individually can be kind of time consuming. While we're never opposed to just eating them…

Afternoon Tea Just Got Haute

Spotted Stories

January 14, 2014

Afternoon Tea Just Got Haute

Spotted Stories

January 14, 2014

Time to enjoy a delightful yet exclusive fashion afternoon tea at Mandarin Bar in partnership with Jimmy Choo, the…

2013 Round-up: My Favorite Gadgets This Year

Food Gadgets

December 22, 2013

2013 Round-up: My Favorite Gadgets This Year

Food Gadgets

December 22, 2013 | Top 10 List

This year has seen a boom in the launch of kitchen gadgets which reflects today's lifestyle. Fast, innovative,…

Moët et Chandon: Food Pairing with Lebanon's Renowned Chefs

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 28, 2013

Moët et Chandon: Food Pairing with Lebanon's Renowned Chefs

Popular

November 28, 2013 | Spotted Stories | Lebanon

My day couldn't have been better. I was like a kid lost in a candy store. I spent a day in the kitchen with some of the…

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