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Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season
Jun 17, 2018

Eat, Meet, Greet and Treat yourself to the very best culinary experiences Lebanon has to offer! At Souk el Akel you'll find edible delights to suit all tastes and…

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The World’s Best Cookie is Found in New York

Breakfast & Coffee

April 10, 2018 | Desserts & Sweets | USA

Third time at Levain, still impressed as if it was the first. What a place, what a cookie... The world's best cookies for sure.  Up on the West Side is a hole in the wall under street level 167 West 74th. You’ll find a small shop under…

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 ]

Chapon: The Mouthwatering Mousse au Chocolat

Chocolate

September 24, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | France

What do you get if you cross Patrice Chapon’s talents as an ice cream maker with his love of chocolate? The Chocolate Mousse Bar! First developed for the Salon du Chocolat in 2006, the Chocolate Mousse Bar brings back all those childhood…

Contact Info: Chocolat Chapon

Phone Number: +33 1 42 22 95 98

Address: 69 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 42 22 95 98

Address: 69 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France [ view ]

Celebrate Chocolate Today! and Probably Everyday...

Chocolate

July 07, 2017 | News

World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day, is an observance that occurs globally every year on July 7. Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate. It has been stated that 7 July 2017 marks…

Tasali Ramadan: Chocolate Specials by Patchi

Chocolate

June 15, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Every year I pay a sweet visit to Patchi, our Lebanese chocolate ambassador to the world. Even one piece of delicious chocolate can draw a smile on anyone's face... So just imagine entering a beautiful paradise surrounded by chocolates in endless…

Crepico Zalka: Dessert Madness!

Desserts & Sweets

February 14, 2017 | French | Mount Lebanon

When I heard Crepico is moving from its famous location on Zalka's highway, I didn't understand how they could leave such a perfect spot so beautifully decorated and built to welcome guests on two levels. Today, visiting their new space on…

Contact Info: Crepico

Phone Number: +961 1 883 444

Address: Haroun Street, Next to Starbucks, Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 883 444

Address: Haroun Street, Next to Starbucks, Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

Boost Your Productivity at Work with these Snacks

News

January 09, 2017

It's hard enough going back to work after the holidays, especially in this cold rainy weather... We need something to give us a boost. If you enjoy munching at your work desk, Officevibe has created a perfect infographic that features 12 brain…

Patrick Roger: The Master Chocolate Creator!

Chocolate

April 19, 2016 | Recommended | France

To date I had one Coup de Coeur, in my opinion the best chocolatier the world has ever seen, Pierre Marcolini, the king of the dark chocolate bar. This morning, walking the sidewalks of Paris I bumped into a chocolate shop, that kind of beautiful…

Dark Terre Easter Egg - Limited Edition

Spotted Stories

March 15, 2016

This dark terre egg by Benjamin Chocolatier is inspired by mother nature and uses a single origin fairer than fair trade 65% Madagascan chocolate with hints of cherry in the flavour. In limited edition, the base is made of the same chocolate…

M de Noir is Full of Tasty Discoveries

Recommended

February 19, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries

Ok so now you know my love for this chocolate shop called “M de Noir” full of surprises and discoveries. Other than the chocolate they also have spreads and jams and lately I couldn't but show my amazement for their gourmet…

Kinder Bueno Dark is Back

News

February 19, 2016

Following a successful appearance last year, Kinder Bueno Dark is returning to shelves this spring. The product features a hazelnut filling, encased in a dark chocolate covered wafer. Dark chocolate is getting the limelight...  

Rue Chocolat: A Mouthwatering Chocolate

Chocolate

February 17, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries

It's a box, that's your first impression before laying your eyes on the content. A carton-like box, it opens like a drawer after removing a black ribbon to display eight different types of chocolate. Dark, liquor, walnut, cornflakes, nuts and…

Chocolat Bucharest: A Smokey Space for Desserts

Breakfast & Coffee

February 05, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | Europe

It's called Chocolat and apparently serves everything in between from breakfast to dinner. One of the popular restaurants in Bucharest, Chocolat is the trendiest and probably one of the most expensive. Let's see what they have. Glass facades open…

Contact Info: Chocolat Boutique Restaurant

Phone Number: +40 21 314 9245

Address: Calea Victoriei 12A, București, Romania [ view ]

Phone Number: +40 21 314 9245

Address: Calea Victoriei 12A, București, Romania [ view ]

Dark Sugars Cocoa House: It's About One Unique Chocolate Shop

Chocolate

February 04, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | UK

It's the music that grabs you in, the hundreds of flavors and the dozens of bowls, the generosity and unique feel of this cocoa heaven that will make you change your perception of what a chocolate shop is all about. It's the wooden floor, the…

Contact Info: Dark Sugars

Phone Number: +44 7429 472606

Address: 141 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB, United Kingdom [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 7429 472606

Address: 141 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB, United Kingdom [ view ]

Pairing Different Types Of Chocolate With Food

Chocolate

December 24, 2015 | News

Swissotel.com shows you how to pair chocolate with food. Sounds good? Produced by Swissotel Hotels & Resorts

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 ]

Swap One Food to Another - Will Help You Shed Some Weight

News

November 08, 2015

If you're looking to lose some weight before Christmas follow this infographic by Get Slimmer Guide which will show you 20 healthy food swaps you can make in order to cut calories from your diet. Instead of mayonnaise, you can have mustard instead,…

London Brick... Tom Dixon and Chocolatier Maison Pierre Marcolini

Chocolate

August 27, 2015 | News

Tom Dixon has teamed up with chocolatier Maison Pierre Marcolini to create an exclusive set of “London Brick” chocolate and macaron boxes. Taking inspiration from London city, Tom Dixon has designed a graphic multi-coloured box…

Premium Chocolates from Magnum to Launch Soon

Chocolate

August 03, 2015 | News

Unilever UK has teamed up with Kinnerton Confectionery to introduce a new range of premium Magnum chocolate. The partnership will see the ice cream brand introduce a new and contemporary range of chocolates into the premium chocolate category. The…

Max Brenner: A Chocolate Shop on Broadway

Breakfast & Coffee

July 08, 2015 | Chocolate | USA

From the outside, it looks like a normal chocolate shop, but open the door and be amazed, enter Willy Wonka's secret factory where chocolate passes in tubes above your head, where every corner is full of chocolate and chocolate chips decorate all…

Contact Info: Max Brenner

Phone Number: +1 646 467 8803

Address: 841 Broadway New York, NY, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 646 467 8803

Address: 841 Broadway New York, NY, United States [ view ]

Let's Play With Chocolate

Chocolate

May 29, 2015 | Spotted Stories

I think it would be hard to find anyone out there who dislikes chocolate.... And I believe that games and puzzle is something fun for all... so how about we mix the two together with a new set of 3D chocolate designs where you put the pieces…

Easter Eggs from M de Noir: An Orgasm with Every Bite

Tasty Discoveries

April 05, 2015 | Mount Lebanon

Why do I always write about the same chocolate store again and again? You may be thinking that I know the owner or may even be a partner. It's none of the above... My answer would be, it’s where my heart leads me, or should I say my tummy…

The Making of Chocolate Easter Eggs

Chocolate

April 02, 2015 | News

I met Pierre Abi Haila while visiting Sydney's last year, a young chef with a passion for the world of pastry and chocolate... A while after, our paths crossed again at Le Salon du Chocolat in BIEL, where he mentioned about his new atelier opening…

Typographic Chocolate Celebrates Letterforms

Chocolate

March 09, 2015 | Spotted Stories

Check out these intricately designed chocolate bars featuring edible typography designed by students from the University of Applied Sciences Berlin which also comprises packaging and presentation. Typographic Chocolate are dedicated to the…

Depla Bruges: Rice Crispy Dark Chocolate Cakes, Nothing Else

Chocolate

February 19, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Europe

Continuing the search for some good chocolate in Bruges, we stopped at Depla. Depla is the classiest of all in the region. A shop with dimmed lights looking sophisticated and neat. A long, rectangular shop with a counter following the wall which…

Bite-sized Decadence: The Most Expensive Chocolate Truffle Out There

Chocolate

February 17, 2015 | News

Valentine's may be over, but let's ponder over this for a second... La Madeline au Truffle – the world's most expensive chocolate truffle. This might just have been the ultimate seal of affection if money is no object for Valentine's or…

The Chocolate Line Brugge by Dominique Persoone

Chocolate

February 17, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Europe

After a bad impression at Dumon, I went searching for the Chocolate Line which I found a few meters from the first shop. This shop has been talked about on the Net as a reference point in Bruges. This packed shop doesn't have a cafe, but hosts…

Maison Pierre Marcolini: Haute Chocolaterie and Pure Indulgence

Chocolate

February 16, 2015 | Recommended | Europe

I didn't enjoy the chocolates back in Brugges, the first thing I intended to do when we arrived to Brussles was to visit Maison Pierre Marcolini – and thankfully it was an incredible experience.  I was happy to learn that…

Grab the ‘World’s Most Beautiful’ Chocolates

Chocolate

January 22, 2015 | News

Recently awarded “Designer of the Year" of Maison & Objet 2015, Japanese design firm, Nendo, always surprise us with new items and out of the box ideas... this time, literally out of a beautiful box are the most beautiful pieces of…

M de Noir: The Chocolate Master Hits Again

Chocolate

January 08, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

The chocolate master hits again and this time with something new and unique which promises to amaze the market. Maya Maalouf Kanaan introduces something special: Truffles Marc de Champagne. I was left in awe after every bite and with no doubt I…

Patchi's 40th Anniversary Limited Edition: All Proceeds will be Donated to Nawaya

News

January 07, 2015

Double the Celebration: Patchi launches limited edition 40th anniversary chocolate box while giving back to the community. To mark this major landmark, Patchi has launched the Limited Edition “40 Years”box. The luxuriously designed…

Gourmet Chocolate Chili Pizza

Chocolate

January 04, 2015 | Spotted Stories

The Chilli Chocolate Pizza might not look like your normal pizza but it tastes just as good, if not better. This pizza is perfect for any occasion including parties and BBQs or as a unique birthday gift for anyone who likes their food to have…

Galler: The Chocolate Coffee Shop

Breakfast & Coffee

January 01, 2015 | Chocolate | Mount Lebanon

Touring around the country's best chocolate shops, Galler was one of the places that left an impression on me. The professionalism of their staff, the taste of their chocolates, and most importantly how they handled their delicious chocolates... I…

Contact Info: Galler

Phone Number: +961 71 677177

Address: Zalka main highway, Kouyoumji Center, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 677177

Address: Zalka main highway, Kouyoumji Center, Lebanon [ view ]

Chocolate: A Universal Indulgence… Chocolate Artisans in Lebanon

Chocolate

December 30, 2014 | Desserts & Sweets | Middle East

We are Lebanon, we represent innovation, we are where the alphabet started and with it the technology that made today’s world possible… Phoenicians have made history with their inventions, many of which had a major role in shaping the…

Don Baker: A Dark Chocolate Crepe with Hints of Perfection (Discontinued)

Chocolate

December 22, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

Remember the fine crepe I discovered in July? This dark chocolate crepe (Chocorange), a blend of 100% Callebaut dark chocolate, orange jam and crushed almonds. Ouf! An overwhelming extravagant crepe presented in an uneven way and filled…

Contact Info: Don Baker

Phone Number: +961 1 384 304

Address: Badaro main road, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 384 304

Address: Badaro main road, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Dulce n' Banana: Orgasmic Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate

December 19, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

The same feeling comes along every time I receive something new to taste: What should I expect? Will it be good? How would I handle this product? Believe me, I'm rarely impressed.  Today, I received a glass jar, not any glass jar but one…

M de Noir: A Local Chocolate with High, International Standards

Chocolate

December 11, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Middle East

I remember receiving a box from M de Noir last year and I’ve often remembered that wonderful gift. My family and I agreed that M de Noir chocolate is special, full of flavor, yet often thought of as a bit expensive. Walking around the…

Desir Noir: Specialists in Dark Chocolate

Chocolate

December 10, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Walking the isles of Salon du Chocolat 2014, I discovered Desir Noir... There are two special things about Desir Noir: The first is that they are the only exclusive dark chocolate producer in Lebanon, and second is that their creations are truly,…

Patchi: Tasting a Lebanese Chocolate Sold All Over the World

Chocolate

December 08, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

After last year’s chocolate tasting I was invited to sample Patchi’s latest offerings. I am a big fan of Patchi and am proud that a Lebanese company, that already has three factories and more than 63 shops in Saudi Arabia, seems set…

Espresso Served in Mini Dark Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Cone

Chocolate

September 17, 2014 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Lately we have seen a number of some food mash-ups, inlcuding the likes of cronuts and cookie-and-milk shooters, but nothing beats this new one in my opinion. A Los Angeles coffee shop is jazzing up some espresso and macchiato shots served inside…

Dubai's Luxury Chocolates Delice Opens Now in Harrods

Chocolate

July 20, 2014 | News

Dubai based luxury chocolate and confectionery brand Delice, just launched at the most exclusive Chocolate Room in the world at Harrods’ London. Delice has confirmed that the London based luxury store will become the city’s sole retailer…

Enchanted Chocolate Wonderland for Easter at The Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

Chocolate

April 17, 2014 | News

The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has created an Enchanted Chocolate Wonderland for Easter with green rolling hills, chocolate flowing rivers, baby bunnies, bespoke chocolate eggs and skies filled with lollipops. From today until 21st April,…

Maison Du Chocolat Bunny 'Easter Atelier' Costs $1200

News

April 13, 2014

To celebrate Easter 2014, Nicolas Cloiseau, Master Chef of La Maison du Chocolat has crafted a magical chocolate atelier run by playful Easter bunnies. There's one single piece of this art work and if you want it, it will cost you $1200. The bunny…

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 world. 22 pastry chefs from the company's network of hotels, came up with different recipes in line with the mandate: to come up with a…

Dunkin' Donuts Celebrates Valentines the Chocolate Way

Chocolate

February 11, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Middle East

For Valentines, Dunkin' Donuts introduced a few new items into their menu to celebrate the love season. "The Chocolate Lover's Heart Donut is a heart-shaped donut filled with rich, indulgent raspberry filling, topped with chocolate icing and white…

Cioccorosso: Dark Chocolate Espresso with Red Fruit Notes

Tasty Discoveries

November 25, 2013

Nespresso has launched a new flavor, the Cioccorosso, that's a mix of dark chocolate and red fruits in a capsule. Although my favorite flavor has been Caramelito, this new limited edition colorful capsule caught my attention. I enjoyed it so much…

Who, What, Why: Does the Shape of Chocolate Change its Taste?

News

September 30, 2013

Cadbury Dairy Milk recently changed the shape of it's favorite chocolate bar... and all hell rose by the chocolate lovers saying that the taste of the England's or should I say one of the world's favorite bar has changed with it's shape... Do you…

25 Ridiculously Healthy Foods: Pile your Plate with these Nutrition Superstars

Spotted Stories

August 23, 2013

The following healthy power foods can claim big bragging rights: They can fend off serious diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease; fortify your immune system; protect and smooth your skin; and help you lose weight or stay slim. If you're…

Lunch at the Famous Cafe De Paris, Monte Carlo

French

July 08, 2013 | International Cuisine | Europe

You cannot come to Monaco without stopping by the legendary Cafe de Paris. The Brasserie at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo is the most popular venue for a “rendez-vous” in this South of France's royal hotspot. A decor featuring…

Contact Info: Cafe de Paris, Monaco

Phone Number: +377 98 06 76 23

Address: Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +377 98 06 76 23

Address: Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco, France [ view ]

Crêperie Genia: A Little Piece of Heaven on St. Michel, Paris

Recommended

June 12, 2013 | Street Food | France

In 2009, I came to Paris to continue my education, where I spent more than two weeks in the area of St. Michel, Quartier des Arts and Odeon, highly saturated with students. I discovered it all, its restaurants, cafes and especially their crepe…

Contact Info: Creperie Genia

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

Gelato Show: A Very Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 12, 2013 | Recommended | Keserwan

I've always been a big fan of chocolate ice cream but never found the one I've been dreaming of in Lebanon. The reason is simple: most commercial chocolate ice creams (even Haagen Dazs) is far too milky and far too sweet for my taste. Like my bars…

Contact Info: Gelato Show

Phone Number: +961 9 642150

Address: Jounieh Main Road, Keserwan, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 642150

Address: Jounieh Main Road, Keserwan, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon [ view ]

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