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Celebrate Armenian Culture in Bourj Hammoud
Apr 10, 2018

Celebrate Armenian culture this Sunday in Bourj Hammoud. Street food, kids entertainment, Fun, superb Armenian food and much more to satisfy everyone. A premiere for…

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Amaretti: A Neighborhood Cafe in Mar Takla

Desserts & Sweets

January 14, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

A neighborhood cafe up in Mar Takla Hazmieh has been welcoming its usual clientele for several years, catering to their needs; a meeting, a family get together, a casual meal, Amaretti is the place to choose. Unfortunately old and used, the…

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…

Daily Provisions: Home of The Cinnamon Cruller

Breakfast & Coffee

November 04, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

It’s small, a bar, two high tables and a cashier. The ambiance is heavy, people don’t seem happy around here... stand in line to order, try to find a place to sit, which is not easy to do, and wait for someone to shout your name from…

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…

Patisserie Chidiac: The Best Karabeej in Lebanon

Desserts & Sweets

September 17, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

It's been a continuous mission of mine, to plunge into the vast amount of authentic and traditional bites this country has to offer. Whether sweet or savory, we have many places around and each establishment has something original to offer.…

Emotions: A New Pastry Shop Opens in Achrafieh with Mouthwatering Creations

Desserts & Sweets

June 28, 2017 | Reviews | Beirut

I've heard good reviews about a new pastry shop in Beirut called Emotions so I thought why not try their cakes. With dozens of new bakeries and patisseries opening around town every month, finding fine quality has become rare. I believe…

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 ]

Dominique Ansel: How the Cronut King Conquered the Pastry World!

Desserts & Sweets

April 06, 2017 | News

While Dominique Ansel is globally famous for his genius invention of the Cronut – a literal and viral sensation that still generates daily lines down the street some five years after its birth – that creation is merely the highest…

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 ]

Rubik’s Cake: A Geometric Treat for the Eyes

Chocolate

April 03, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Here is the Rubik’s Cake, an impressive geometric pastry created by the talented French chef Cedric Grolet! This appetizing creation in tribute to the famous Rubik’s Cube is served in the Le Dali restaurant of the prestigious…

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 ]

Financier Patisserie New York: Dommage!

Breakfast & Coffee

January 21, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Financier looks French, feels French and has a French name as well. Located in the heart of the Financial District, just a few meters from Wall Street, is this French pastry shop that looks like an upscale place...until you understand that you'll be…

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 ]

Dominique Ansel Kitchen: The Unconventional Bakery

Reviews

August 02, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Visiting Dominique Ansel's bakery is not enough to get the full experience of the place. This is why you have to check out what the kitchen has to offer that day. Innovative pastry items, croissant rolled in circles, unconventional cravings and the…

Pastries From Around the World: The Eclair Revolution!

Popular

May 10, 2016 | Recommended

And the world's eclair craze continues. After Fauchon and Un Eclair de Genie in France, Choux D'enfer in London, Éclair in Seoul and the French Revolution in Bucharest, the world is witnessing an Eclair revolution indeed where…

Princi: Unique it is... On all Fronts

International Cuisine

February 03, 2016 | Italian | UK

This is one of those concepts changing the world one bite at a time; a place where positive vibes rule and great food is served. Princi is the place to look out for in 2016. It’s a huge place with an Italian vibe. You can feel the positive…

Contact Info: Princi London

Phone Number: +44 20 7478 8888

Address: 135 Wardour St, London W1F 0UT, United Kingdom [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 20 7478 8888

Address: 135 Wardour St, London W1F 0UT, United Kingdom [ view ]

Galette des Rois: Five Expensive Cakes, Five Deceptions

Restaurants

January 07, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries

I have been comparing or maybe looking for the best Galette des Rois out there since 2014. Each year since, I have been doing some rounds around town looking for the tastiest etc. I did a quick comparison in 2014 and a more detailed one on more…

Fauchon: A Golden Luxury Eclair at Mall of the Emirates

Restaurants

December 28, 2015 | Reviews | UAE

Pink is the main color that takes over the space where golden luxury eclairs are offered - Fauchon at Mall of the Emirates. I had a bad experience at Fauchon Beirut where the service was average and the pastries were less than average.  During…

Dominique Ansel: I Have Waited So Long... I Finally Tried the Original Cronut!

Desserts & Sweets

June 27, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

It is indeed magical, a bakery with a whole different approach towards pastry making - Dominique Ansel in New York. I couldn’t believe that I was actually at his bakery. I have been following his innovative work since 2012; so coming to New…

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 ]

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 -…

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…

Nicolas Audi: La Patisserie is Officially Open

Reviews

November 28, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

The glass door opens up to a place where fresh aromatic flavors are just waiting to burst out. Welcome to the world of Nicolas Audi, the famous Nicolas Audi who officially opens his pastry in Rabieh. I believe you are already aware of my…

My Favorite Eclairs and Choux in Paris for 2014

Desserts & Sweets

November 25, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | France

In Paris, the talk of the town is the CHOUX PASTRY. The origins of the choux pastry—traditionally filled with pastry cream, custard, or whipped cream and topped with fondant icing —are hazy, but can be traced to France around…

La Maison du Chou: Finesse and Simplicity is the Motto

Tasty Discoveries

November 24, 2014 | France

What a week! I wish I could stay longer in Paris, the capital of food and tasty innovations. As you may have noticed, I wanted to try the finest Choux a la Creme... A journey which started with Popelini continued with Choux D'Enfer, Odette…

Odette: Famous Choux a la Creme

Tasty Discoveries

November 24, 2014 | France

So, the Choux a la Creme hunt continues and after posting about Popelini on Instagram, many recommended I try Odette. It was already on the list, but I had planned to go only after visiting la Maison du Chou. Anyway, here we were at Odette, led to…

Pierre Marcolini: One of the World’s Best Chocolates

Chocolate

November 20, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | France

Passing by the French capital a couple of times a year for short stays, I got used to following trends. Last year, I went hunting through all tne burger shops, then I continued searching for the best éclair… Year after year, I keep on…

Celebrate Chocolate Eclair Day. Where Would You Go?

Chocolate

June 22, 2014 | News

June 22 is National Chocolate Eclair Day... Yey... as if we need another reason to treat ourselves to something sweet. The eclair has been a favorite treat since its creation in the 1860s, and it will undoubtedly continue to be a bakery shop staple…

Al Mandaloun: Dbayeh's New Boulangerie-Pâtisserie

Recommended

June 06, 2014 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

If you are driving through the internal road of Dbayeh, you'll see an old house that has been retouched and fitted with the latest state of the art baking ovens, offering a fine selection of bread, pastry, cookies and gifts. I stopped. As I opened…

Contact Info: Al Mandaloun Patisserie

Phone Number: +9614547411

Address: Dbayeh internal road, Al Mandaloun Cafe, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614547411

Address: Dbayeh internal road, Al Mandaloun Cafe, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Let's Indulge in Some "Daoukieh"... Orgasmic Oriental Sweets!

Desserts & Sweets

June 03, 2014 | Recommended | Lebanon

An NGNO reader sent me a request to try "Al Daoukieh" at Daouk in Tarik Jdideh, next to the Cola Roundabout. This Lebanese pastry shop has created a unique dessert that has made it to all four corners of the world.…

Breakfast at Banyan Tree, Al Wadi Resort

Breakfast & Coffee

April 13, 2014 | Restaurants | UAE

In a majestic hotel like Banyan Tree, Al Wadi you would expect a majestic breakfast. To tell you the truth I wasn't expecting the best since dinner the night before was very average, but still I couldn't help but imagine a wide choice of breakfast…

La Cigale Reinvents Itself...

Spotted Stories

March 28, 2014 | Lebanon

I was the only blogger invited to have a closer look into La Cigale's new set up. Together with a group of journalists, we were welcomed into La Cigale's kitchen to experience one of Lebanon's first unique pastry and delicatessen spot... La…

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 ]

Du Pain et des Idees: An Award Winning Bakery

Breakfast & Coffee

March 11, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | France

A simple image I got tagged into on Instagram made me want to discover this place. What is said to be one of the best bakeries in Paris for serving the best bread in the capital has won three awards to date. I liked the place, its authenticity and…

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…

L'ÉCLAIR DE GÉNIE: Back for More Exquisite Flavors

Tasty Discoveries

February 24, 2014 | France

Looking for tasty discoveries, I recently came across L'Eclair de Genie in Paris and of course I had to pass by this favorite spot again during my latest trip to Paris with my wife and some friends. I wanted them to enjoy the sweet passions…

Contact Info: L'Eclair de Genie

Phone Number: +33 1 84 79 23 40

Address: http://leclairdegenie.com/content/6-les-boutiques [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 84 79 23 40

Address: http://leclairdegenie.com/content/6-les-boutiques [ view ]

L’Eclair de Génie Paris: "Tutee le Colore Del Mondo"

Desserts & Sweets

January 27, 2014 | Popular | France

A few months ago, I discovered a pastry chef that has changed the way we view an éclair today. Christophe Adam, a now-famous pastry chef, has transformed and modernized the classic French éclair into a dessert that is colorful, fresh…

Contact Info: L'Eclair de Genie

Phone Number: +33 1 84 79 23 40

Address: http://leclairdegenie.com/content/6-les-boutiques [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 84 79 23 40

Address: http://leclairdegenie.com/content/6-les-boutiques [ view ]

The Beazbee: A Fine Lebanese-Style English Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

January 16, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

I've been tagged on Instagram, on several occasions, on dishes from a place called Beazbee. Interesting and mouthwatering preparations that enticed me to want to come have a closer look at the place. I tried going there last Saturday evening to find…

Contact Info: Beazbee

Phone Number: +961 1 748 755

Address: Gefinor Center, Clemenceau Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 748 755

Address: Gefinor Center, Clemenceau Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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 iconic luxury fashion brand. Fashionistas can enjoy a unique afternoon tea experience at Mandarin Bar, located within the Mandarin…

3D Printing Just Got a Little Tastier

News

January 10, 2014

Pastry chefs, restaurateurs and event planners and anyone who has a passion for the kitchen - rejoice! The future is here with ChefJet™, a series of 3D kitchen-ready printers for edibles. The first two printers, which can print in milk chocolate or…

Galette Des Rois: Paul, La Cigale or Pâte à Choux?

Tasty Discoveries

January 05, 2014 | Lebanon

Incase one of your New Year's Resolution is to start a diet, well hold that thought a few more days. 'Tis the season to eat and enjoy all sorts of food and sweets  and in a day comes the King Cake or what we refer to as Galette Des Rois - a…

In the Kitchen with Chef Henry: Christmas Yule Log Production

Popular

December 23, 2013 | Spotted Stories

The making of a Buche de Noel... Have you ever wondered how the make them? I have. I headed down to Wooden Bakery's central kitchen where I met Chef Henry who took me on a journey of preparing the popular Christmas treat. Wooden Bakery, Lebanon's…

Stohrer: Where the "Baba au Rhum" Originated in 1725

Tasty Discoveries

November 21, 2013 | France

A few months ago, I came across Stohrer on The Discovery Channel... from that moment I started planning my next visit to Paris with anticipation. Stohrer, one of the first pastry shops in Paris, is today one of the most visited places by locals and…

Tea Time... Crodough Anyone?

News

October 09, 2013

First there was the Cronut, now there's the Dosant and the Crodough, Greggsnu, Duffin... which all seem to mean the same thing... In England today the Crodough is the new craze. What is a Crodough? The Crodough brings out the best in the…

Azrak's Pecan Tart: Worth the Trip to Baabdat

Tasty Discoveries

September 23, 2013

Like the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover. I can safely use this expression here. Last Sunday, we received a pie in a white simple box. The first impression was neutral, up until I opened the box and laid eyes on this beautiful piece of…

Hanna Mitri: The World's Best Ice Cream

Ice Cream & Gelato

August 16, 2013 | Popular

I truly doubt that all Lebanese people don't know or have not heard of Hanna Mitri. The one and only Hanna Mitri known for his uniquely fresh ice cream, perfect Maamoul and arrogantly rude character. Following his steps is his son Mitri Hanna, the…

Contact Info: Hanna Mitri

Phone Number: +961 1 322723

Address: Achrafieh, Saint Nicolas [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 322723

Address: Achrafieh, Saint Nicolas [ view ]

Abdul Rahman Hallab: Having a Mouthwatering Breakfast Closer to Home

Breakfast & Coffee

August 11, 2013 | Restaurants | Keserwan

My favourite Lebanese establishment, Abdul Rahman Hallab & Sons is now closer to home. A place I used to purposely travel to Tripoli for, has now expanded its services. Recently opened on Jounieh highway, I was excited to have some of my…

Contact Info: Abdul Rahman Hallab, Jounieh

Phone Number:

Address: Jounieh Highway, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: Jounieh Highway, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Lacoste’s 80th Anniversary: Fauchon's Unique Eclairs

News

June 15, 2013 | Popular

In celebration of Lacoste’s 80th anniversary, French luxury food retailer, Fauchon pastry in collaboration with Lacoste features brands’s signature colors, patterns, and trademark alligator in edible form. These sweet delights will be…

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 ]

NGNO on a Mission to Discover the Best Pastry Shop in Lebanon

News

April 03, 2013

After finding Beirut's best Man'oushe, it is now time to move on to another mission. Let's work together to locate the most mouthwatering piece of sweet art available out there...     This week-end NoGarlicNoOnions is on a mission:…

La Mie Dorée, One of My Favorite Pastry Shops in Town

Breakfast & Coffee

March 05, 2013 | Chocolate | Beirut

Before starting this review, I want to point out something 'sweetly' important. I would like to remind people that we have a number of good pastry shops in Lebanon that can easily compete with those in key cities around the world where pastry is…

Contact Info: Mie Dorée

Phone Number: +961 1 212888 ext. 2025

Address: ABC Achrafieh, Niveau L0, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 212888 ext. 2025

Address: ABC Achrafieh, Niveau L0, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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