Back to Baron: Food is Good!

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 14, 2019

International Cuisine

Back to Baron: Food is Good!

Back to this magical restaurant called Baron. I’ve been here not so long ago, leaving amazed and astonished by the food and ambiance. Casual, uncomplicated, simple yet gourmet and upscale;…

March 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

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

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

Inspired by broad North American, European, and Mediterranean influences, the parlor lives up to the quirky wisdom of its namesake with a flavourful menu that infuses morning cuisine with a…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Dinner at Centrale Beirut: Good Food, Pleasant Ambiance, Nice View on the Roof

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2019

International Cuisine

Dinner at Centrale Beirut: Good Food, Pleasant Ambiance, Nice View on the Roof

Centrale Restaurant-Bar, opened in August 2001 in an early 20th-century traditional house, after two years of renovation. The restaurant is located on the ground floor with an impressive wine…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Dinner at Geneva on the Lake; Upstate New York

French | New York USA Americas

USA

August 19, 2018

French

Dinner at Geneva on the Lake; Upstate New York

One of the upscale destinations recommended by I❤️NY travel guide, Geneva on the lake is a historical hotel built in nineteen ten with a view of the beautiful lake. Looking like a castle, painted in…

August 19, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

THE FLAVORS OF 7 WORLD CUISINES, VISUALIZED

News

April 14, 2018

News

THE FLAVORS OF 7 WORLD CUISINES, VISUALIZED

Visually experience the most popular cuisines from across the world. When you think of your favorite dish, you probably think of a particular taste: sweet, sour, savory or maybe spicy. But for…

April 14, 2018 | Popular

Hunter Mountain Brewery: Great Food Is Served Here

American | CatSkills New York USA Americas

New York

November 04, 2017

American

Hunter Mountain Brewery: Great Food Is Served Here

Great food is served here! Amazing quesadillas, crunchy and unique fries in generous portions with a selection of more than 17 craft beers on tap. I arrived here by mistake, hungry and driving to…

November 04, 2017 | International Cuisine | CatSkills

6 of the Healthiest Ethnic Cuisines: Lebanon is on the List

News

May 27, 2017

News

6 of the Healthiest Ethnic Cuisines: Lebanon is on the List

As published in QSR magazine in May 2017. Menu innovators take a closer look at the ingredients and dishes common in healthful ethnic cuisines. Call it a coincidence, but at the same time consumers…

May 27, 2017

SUD: A New Menu, Pleasant Flavors

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 24, 2015

French

SUD: A New Menu, Pleasant Flavors

It's a love story which started last year, with a restaurant called SUD, a place with a soul that oozes strong positive vibes. Under the beautiful autumn rain, enchanted by the musical…

November 24, 2015 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The World Cup Through the Eyes of a Foodie

News

July 24, 2014

News

The World Cup Through the Eyes of a Foodie

Now that the World Cup is over and we all know who the winner is, we can relax... but let's recap with some highlights the NGNO way... We posted a series of fun posters depicting some wins and losses…

July 24, 2014

How to Recreate 36 World Cuisines With 3 Spices

Spotted Stories

June 28, 2014

Spotted Stories

How to Recreate 36 World Cuisines With 3 Spices

Designed by the people at Data Dial and published by Kit Stone, this is an essential guide for any lover of cooking. You don't need to struggle through recipe books to recreate your favorite cuisine…

June 28, 2014

Food: Ads vs Reality - An Interesting Infographic

Popular

June 17, 2014

Popular

Food: Ads vs Reality - An Interesting Infographic

If you drool over that gleaming pure honey flowing over steamy mashed potato you’ve seen on TV, hold your horses. You’re likely salivating over motor oil and freshly microwaved wet tampon…

June 17, 2014 | Spotted Stories

Have a Cupcake and See What Your Future Holds

Food Gadgets

June 07, 2014

Food Gadgets

Have a Cupcake and See What Your Future Holds

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…

June 07, 2014

Buffet Dinner at Radisson Blu, Tala Bay - Al Aqaba

International Cuisine | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

June 03, 2014

International Cuisine

Buffet Dinner at Radisson Blu, Tala Bay - Al Aqaba

I've always been a fan of buffets at hotels. It helps in rating the stay from its culinary side, which I think is the most important aspect. A good buffet reflects professional staff,…

June 03, 2014 | Restaurants | Jordan

Georges Massaad Zahle: Foul, Hommos, Balila and Fried Eggs

Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

May 21, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Georges Massaad Zahle: Foul, Hommos, Balila and Fried Eggs

I know, I should have been working on a Monday morning instead of touring around... Driven by passion, on this beautiful Monday morning I decided to give Zahle a visit. I'm new to the area so…

May 21, 2014 | Street Food | Zahle

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

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

Onno: Speechless is the Word!

Armenian | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 06, 2014

Armenian

Onno: Speechless is the Word!

What more can I say about Onno, this small modest Armenian restaurant in Bourj Hammoud. I can easily repost the same review published exactly a year ago, but I need to give this place justice by…

May 06, 2014 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

Street Food Union: Soho, London

Street Food | London UK Europe

UK

April 28, 2014

Street Food

Street Food Union: Soho, London

One of London’s newest street food markets is on Rupert St in Soho, between Shaftesbury Avenue and Berwick St. On Fridays and Saturdays, street food traders line the whole area, offering a…

April 28, 2014 | London

Casablanca: Discovering New Horizons While Staying in Town

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 27, 2014

International Cuisine

Casablanca: Discovering New Horizons While Staying in Town

Authenticity is key at Casablanca, a unique restaurant set in an old white Lebanese house on Ain Mreiseh. Facing a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea, this spot is a true gem in the heart of…

February 27, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

2013: Finest Restaurants & Hotels Experiences

Restaurants

December 17, 2013

Restaurants

2013: Finest Restaurants & Hotels Experiences

I have tried a number of new restaurants and hotels around the world in 2013 while revisiting some of my favorite places again over the past year… Venues that serve mouthwatering and exquisite…

December 17, 2013 | Top 10 List

NoGarlicNoOnions Featured in Cuiz'in Magazine

News

October 27, 2013

News

NoGarlicNoOnions Featured in Cuiz'in Magazine

Buy the October issue today. Read one of the best descriptions of NoGarlicNoONions by Mrs. Randa Ghossoub. In September 2011, Cuiz’in magazine was born out of a desire to reveal the beauty of the…

October 27, 2013 | Popular

Mayrig: Celebrating 10 Years of Authentic Armenian Cuisine

Armenian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 09, 2013

Armenian

Mayrig: Celebrating 10 Years of Authentic Armenian Cuisine

Everywhere you go, you find Italian and French restaurants, pizzas parlors, burger joints, Lebanese restaurants but have you stopped to think of the richness of Armenian food? More and…

September 09, 2013 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

A Five Stars Breakfast at Le Mas Candille Hotel, Mougins

Breakfast & Coffee | France Europe

Europe

June 29, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

A Five Stars Breakfast at Le Mas Candille Hotel, Mougins

It's 9am on a beautiful morning, here in Mougins where a sumptuous buffet awaits me. Sitting on the terrace of this five stars hotel, I couldn't but share with you this one of a kind experience,…

June 29, 2013 | Recommended | France

Le Tantra: The Only Decent Food I've had in Alger

Fish & Seafood | Algeria Africa

Africa

June 03, 2013

Fish & Seafood

Le Tantra: The Only Decent Food I've had in Alger

The experiences in Alger have been worse one than the other until we landed at Le Tantra. This fine restaurant everybody in the country talks about. Located just next to La Veranda, in the same area…

June 03, 2013 | French | Algeria

Enab: Surround Yourself with Unique Details

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 12, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Enab: Surround Yourself with Unique Details

In the heart of Mar Mikhael is an old Lebanese house, modernized in a way that caters to the needs of the latest trends around. Take the old stairway that leads you up to the restaurant’s…

May 12, 2013 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Offering Haute Cuisine by Yannick Alleno's Le 1947

News

April 18, 2013

News

Offering Haute Cuisine by Yannick Alleno's Le 1947

Named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most prestigious grand cru, the 1947 two-Michelin-star restaurant offers a new culinary movement where chef Yannick Alléno revisits the…

April 18, 2013

Visiting Paris: Christmas Season 2012

Travel | Paris France Europe

France

December 19, 2012

Travel

Visiting Paris: Christmas Season 2012

La Brasserie Gaîté: Unique French Crepes La Brasserie Gaîté, located just a few steps away from the Edgar Quinet Metro station in Paris serves Crepes like you never…

December 19, 2012 | Paris

LEILA: Authentic Lebanese Cafe with a Twist

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 26, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

LEILA: Authentic Lebanese Cafe with a Twist

It all starts the minute you step foot at the door step... An enjoyable experience that would make you cheer up. Leila, located on the Main Street of Verdun is a two levels restaurant with high…

October 26, 2012 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

A New Kind of Dining Experience: Wagamama London

Japanese & Sushi | London UK Europe

UK

September 29, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

A New Kind of Dining Experience: Wagamama London

I love it. I simply love it. After trying wagamama in Istanbul and falling in love with it, I decided to visit all wagamama(s) in the cities I will be visiting around the world. I'm in London, where…

September 29, 2012 | Recommended | London

Lebanon's Restaurants Hubs 104: Beirut Souks

News

July 12, 2012

News

Lebanon's Restaurants Hubs 104: Beirut Souks

Beirut Souks is your unrivaled outing destination; simply border-less and divine. Expect to embark on a sensational journey where you will rediscover an authentic bouquet of flavors and aromas.…

July 12, 2012

Ever Thought of Trying This New Trend?

Spotted Stories

July 06, 2012

Spotted Stories

Ever Thought of Trying This New Trend?

The Molecular Cuisine Kit Found this interesting kit over the net that contains everything you need to get started with molecular cuisine including 50 individually portioned chemicals, essential…

July 06, 2012

Le Petit Gris, French Bistro, Gemmayze

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 28, 2012

French

Le Petit Gris, French Bistro, Gemmayze

Tucked in the heart of busy Gemmayze, Le Petit Gris, a small French bistro owned by Makram Rabbat, Gilles Assaf and Mazen Chehab, is a new gem you'll urgently have to visit. It is located…

June 28, 2012 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Ali Baba Local Cuisine in Istanbul's Bazar

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

June 14, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Ali Baba Local Cuisine in Istanbul's Bazar

Ali Baba is not one of those well known restaurants around the Turkish city, or not a place you would find review about, but it is one of those place I would highly recommend you try when visiting…

June 14, 2012 | Reviews | Istanbul

Woki Organic Cuisine, Barcelona

International Cuisine | Barcelona Spain Europe

Spain

June 12, 2012

International Cuisine

Woki Organic Cuisine, Barcelona

One night we decided to have dinner at this newly discovered place by mistake - a pleasant surprise it was. The experience was fantastic. “Woki, the organic market" is an organic shop,…

June 12, 2012 | Restaurants | Barcelona

Le Zeyer, Brasserie Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

May 22, 2012

French

Le Zeyer, Brasserie Paris

Walking around the area next to the Montparnasse Tower in Paris and after experiencing the breathtaking view from the 56th floor, we stopped in front of the Brasserie Zeyer situated in …

May 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Paris

Enstitu, Istanbul Culinary Institute

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 22, 2012

International Cuisine

Enstitu, Istanbul Culinary Institute

"All meals are prepared by chef school students under the supervision of professional chefs..."       I wanted to try Ensitu, simply for the name. I have not read any review…

May 22, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Istanbul

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 21, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

I have been introduced to Wagamama from my new friends who love this contemporary Japanese cantina. As I like to try the Armani's around the globe, for them the Wagamama is their…

May 21, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Cozmo: The Only Trendy International Cuisine on Zaitunay Bay

Burgers | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 14, 2012

Burgers

Cozmo: The Only Trendy International Cuisine on Zaitunay Bay

Zaytunay Bay has lots of places to discover, but one of them recently caught my attention: The Cozmo Cafe. Other than the fact that the place is owned and run by the Boubes Group, who also created…

May 14, 2012 | International Cuisine | Beirut

An Amazing Infographic on the World's Top 50 Restaurants of 2012

News

May 12, 2012

News

An Amazing Infographic on the World's Top 50 Restaurants of 2012

Last week, I posted an article on the winners of the top 50 restaurants around the world 2012. I wanted to know more and I came across this amazing info-graphic created by the team at…

May 12, 2012 | Travel

Le Sushi Bar: This is What I Call Japanese Cuisine

Japanese & Sushi | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 16, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Le Sushi Bar: This is What I Call Japanese Cuisine

Lebanon has been invaded with a million sushi places that have been mushrooming on every corner of the country. I think that the meaning and real taste of proper sushi cuisine has been lost along the…

April 16, 2012 | Recommended | Beirut

Saudi Arabia's Good Restaurants on the Rise: I Have Witnessed It!

News

March 31, 2012

News

Saudi Arabia's Good Restaurants on the Rise: I Have Witnessed It!

A couple of weeks ago I was I Saudi Arabia. I have reviewed and shared by experiences with you here on some of their restaurants and hotels. Yes, Saudi Arabia is advancing big time when it comes to…

March 31, 2012 | Travel

Couqley Restaurant at The AlleyWay, Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 30, 2012

French

Couqley Restaurant at The AlleyWay, Beirut

Named after Chef Alexis Couquelet... There are certain places in Lebanon that somehow leave a certain something in your mind... Couqley is one of those places. There's something about the place...…

March 30, 2012 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Goutons Voir, Bistro du Coin, Achrafieh

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 01, 2012

French

Goutons Voir, Bistro du Coin, Achrafieh

Goutons Voir is what they call the Bistro du coin. A Parisian like street restaurant which you walk in for a quick bite, whether lunch or dinner. It's a place to try. Owned by Ziad Rahme, same…

March 01, 2012 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

La Petite Maison, Dubai: My First Amazement

French | UAE GCC Middle East

GCC

February 26, 2012

French

La Petite Maison, Dubai: My First Amazement

This charming French restaurant is not only Dubai's best, but the world's finest. You get your answer whenever people from the food industry tell you that La Petite Maison is by far the best.…

February 26, 2012 | Restaurants | UAE

Bistro Den Huzaar Bruges, Belgium

French | Bruges Belgium Europe

Belgium

February 25, 2012

French

Bistro Den Huzaar Bruges, Belgium

Best bistro, great food, perfect traditional atmosphere … You won’t be disappointed by this delicious Belgian bistro! The meat is cooked with love and the meals are designed with…

February 25, 2012 | Restaurants | Bruges

Creek Side Japanese Restaurant, Dubai

Fish & Seafood | UAE GCC Middle East

GCC

February 25, 2012

Fish & Seafood

Creek Side Japanese Restaurant, Dubai

The Creek Side offers a one of a kind experience for Japanese cuisine lovers. Known for its superb dining outlets, the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers offers a wide range of authentic…

February 25, 2012 | Japanese & Sushi | UAE

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