Zuccherino: I Literally Screamed from Joy!

Chocolate | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 27, 2019

Chocolate

Zuccherino: I Literally Screamed from Joy!

Famous for their chocolate soup, Zuccherino is one of those places you have to visit when in Athens. Chocolate in a bowl, Millefeuille cake, and ruby chocolate ball were the three cravings I ordered…

July 27, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Athens

Cherrylane Restaurant and Bar, Opens in Hammana: Pastry, Bakery and Good Food

News | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2019

News

Cherrylane Restaurant and Bar, Opens in Hammana: Pastry, Bakery and Good Food

Cherrylane forms part of the palatial estate where Alphonse de Lamartine, the eminent French poet, sojourned on his travels to Lebanon in 1832. Enthralled by the magic of Hammana, its…

July 11, 2019 | Mount Lebanon

Biasetto: Award Winning Mouthwatering Cakes in Padova, Italy

Desserts & Sweets | Italy Europe

Europe

June 14, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Biasetto: Award Winning Mouthwatering Cakes in Padova, Italy

Excellent! World champion and the chef deserves the award. Born and raised in Belgium, chef Luigi Biasetto learned the art of chocolate and came back to his motherland. Pastry chef winner of…

June 14, 2019 | Recommended | Italy

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 Chocolate Master, Chef Pierre Abi Haila

Chocolate | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 24, 2019

Chocolate

In the Kitchen with Chocolate Master, Chef Pierre Abi Haila

It's Easter and what better time to discover more chocolates... Pierre welcomed me into his atelier "Le Noir" in Broumana to work with him, and prepare some chocolate eggs we all wait for after…

April 24, 2019 | Metn

Tomo: My Introduction to Japanese Desserts in Paris

Asian/Chinese | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Tomo: My Introduction to Japanese Desserts in Paris

A Japanese tea house and pastry sell traditional desserts from Japan with a French touch. Enter to the display of mouthwatering creations and pass the curtain to the cam tea room. Dimmed lights, one…

December 24, 2018 | Desserts & Sweets | Paris

Dunkin’ Donuts Cairo; Clean and Professionally Managed

Desserts & Sweets | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

June 03, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Dunkin’ Donuts Cairo; Clean and Professionally Managed

Open for only two years, Dunkin’ Donuts is expanding rapidly around Cairo. I’ve had the chance and honor to be welcomed to discover their achievements during the last two years starting…

June 03, 2018 | News | Egypt

Amaretti: A Neighborhood Cafe in Mar Takla

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 14, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Amaretti: A Neighborhood Cafe in Mar Takla

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…

January 14, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

Carette Paris: A Happy Ambiance, Amazing Food, Extravagant Desserts

Bread & Bakeries | Paris France Europe

France

December 20, 2017

Bread & Bakeries

Carette Paris: A Happy Ambiance, Amazing Food, Extravagant Desserts

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…

December 20, 2017 | French | Paris

Daily Provisions: Home of The Cinnamon Cruller

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

November 04, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Daily Provisions: Home of The Cinnamon Cruller

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…

November 04, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Arnaud Lahrer: Picture Perfect Pastries in Paris

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

September 27, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Arnaud Lahrer: Picture Perfect Pastries in Paris

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…

September 27, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Paris

Patisserie Chidiac: The Best Karabeej in Lebanon

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

September 17, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Patisserie Chidiac: The Best Karabeej in Lebanon

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…

September 17, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

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

Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 28, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

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

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,…

June 28, 2017 | Reviews | Achrafieh

Dominique Ansel Crowned World's Best Pastry Chef of 2017

Desserts & Sweets | New York USA Americas

USA

May 03, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Dominique Ansel Crowned World's Best Pastry Chef of 2017

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…

May 03, 2017 | Reviews | New York

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

Desserts & Sweets

April 06, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

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

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…

April 06, 2017 | News

Rubik’s Cake: A Geometric Treat for the Eyes

Chocolate

April 03, 2017

Chocolate

Rubik’s Cake: A Geometric Treat for the Eyes

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…

April 03, 2017 | Spotted Stories

OH Bakehouse: Lactose Free, Gluten Free, Guilt Free

Reviews | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 19, 2017

Reviews

OH Bakehouse: Lactose Free, Gluten Free, Guilt Free

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…

March 19, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Achrafieh

Financier Patisserie New York: Dommage!

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

January 21, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Financier Patisserie New York: Dommage!

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…

January 21, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Mr. Holmes: The Famous Chocolate Cruffin!

Chocolate | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2016

Chocolate

Mr. Holmes: The Famous Chocolate Cruffin!

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…

October 17, 2016 | Popular | San Francisco

Dominique Ansel Kitchen: The Unconventional Bakery

Reviews | New York USA Americas

USA

August 02, 2016

Reviews

Dominique Ansel Kitchen: The Unconventional Bakery

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…

August 02, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | New York

Pastries From Around the World: The Eclair Revolution!

Popular

May 10, 2016

Popular

Pastries From Around the World: The Eclair Revolution!

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…

May 10, 2016 | Recommended

Princi London: Unique it is... On all Fronts

International Cuisine | London UK Europe

UK

February 03, 2016

International Cuisine

Princi London: Unique it is... On all Fronts

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…

February 03, 2016 | Italian | London

Galette des Rois: Five Expensive Cakes, Five Deceptions

Restaurants

January 07, 2016

Restaurants

Galette des Rois: Five Expensive Cakes, Five Deceptions

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…

January 07, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries

Fauchon: A Golden Luxury Eclair at Mall of the Emirates

Restaurants | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

December 28, 2015

Restaurants

Fauchon: A Golden Luxury Eclair at Mall of the Emirates

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…

December 28, 2015 | Reviews | Dubai

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

Desserts & Sweets | New York USA Americas

USA

June 27, 2015

Desserts & Sweets

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

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…

June 27, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | New York

Blu: A New Pastry Shop in Mtayleb

Tasty Discoveries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 09, 2015

Tasty Discoveries

Blu: A New Pastry Shop in Mtayleb

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…

April 09, 2015 | Metn

Online Delivery: Not in Town? Surprise Someone with that Special Cake

Spotted Stories

February 19, 2015

Spotted Stories

Online Delivery: Not in Town? Surprise Someone with that Special Cake

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…

February 19, 2015

Nicolas Audi: La Patisserie is Officially Open

Reviews | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 28, 2014

Reviews

Nicolas Audi: La Patisserie is Officially Open

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…

November 28, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

My Favorite Eclairs and Choux in Paris for 2014

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

November 25, 2014

Desserts & Sweets

My Favorite Eclairs and Choux in Paris for 2014

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…

November 25, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Paris

La Maison du Chou: Finesse and Simplicity is the Motto

Tasty Discoveries | Paris France Europe

France

November 24, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

La Maison du Chou: Finesse and Simplicity is the Motto

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…

November 24, 2014 | Paris

Odette: Famous Choux a la Creme

Tasty Discoveries | Paris France Europe

France

November 24, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Odette: Famous Choux a la Creme

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…

November 24, 2014 | Paris

Pierre Marcolini: One of the World’s Best Chocolates

Chocolate | Paris France Europe

France

November 20, 2014

Chocolate

Pierre Marcolini: One of the World’s Best Chocolates

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…

November 20, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Paris

Celebrate Chocolate Eclair Day. Where Would You Go?

Chocolate

June 22, 2014

Chocolate

Celebrate Chocolate Eclair Day. Where Would You Go?

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…

June 22, 2014 | News

Al Mandaloun: Dbayeh's New Boulangerie-Pâtisserie

Recommended | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 06, 2014

Recommended

Al Mandaloun: Dbayeh's New Boulangerie-Pâtisserie

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,…

June 06, 2014 | Reviews | Dbayeh

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

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 03, 2014

Desserts & Sweets

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

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…

June 03, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Breakfast at Banyan Tree, Al Wadi Resort

Breakfast & Coffee | Ras al-Khaimah UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

April 13, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Banyan Tree, Al Wadi Resort

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…

April 13, 2014 | Restaurants | Ras al-Khaimah

La Cigale Reinvents Itself...

Spotted Stories | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 28, 2014

Spotted Stories

La Cigale Reinvents Itself...

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…

March 28, 2014 | Mount Lebanon

La Grande Épicerie du Bon Marche's New Look in Pictures

Spotted Stories | Paris France Europe

France

March 12, 2014

Spotted Stories

La Grande Épicerie du Bon Marche's New Look in Pictures

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…

March 12, 2014 | Paris

Du Pain et des Idees: An Award Winning Bakery

Breakfast & Coffee | Paris France Europe

France

March 11, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Du Pain et des Idees: An Award Winning Bakery

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…

March 11, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Paris

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

L'ÉCLAIR DE GÉNIE: Back for More Exquisite Flavors

Tasty Discoveries | Paris France Europe

France

February 24, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

L'ÉCLAIR DE GÉNIE: Back for More Exquisite Flavors

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.…

February 24, 2014 | Paris

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

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

January 27, 2014

Desserts & Sweets

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

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…

January 27, 2014 | Popular | Paris

The Beazbee: A Fine Lebanese-Style English Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 16, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

The Beazbee: A Fine Lebanese-Style English Breakfast

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.…

January 16, 2014 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Afternoon Tea Just Got Haute

Spotted Stories

January 14, 2014

Spotted Stories

Afternoon Tea Just Got Haute

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…

January 14, 2014

3D Printing Just Got a Little Tastier

News

January 10, 2014

News

3D Printing Just Got a Little Tastier

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…

January 10, 2014

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

Tasty Discoveries | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 05, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

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

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…

January 05, 2014 | Beirut

In the Kitchen with Chef Henry: Christmas Yule Log Production

Popular

December 23, 2013

Popular

In the Kitchen with Chef Henry: Christmas Yule Log Production

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…

December 23, 2013 | Spotted Stories

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

Tasty Discoveries | Paris France Europe

France

November 21, 2013

Tasty Discoveries

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

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…

November 21, 2013 | Paris

Tea Time... Crodough Anyone?

News

October 09, 2013

News

Tea Time... Crodough Anyone?

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…

October 09, 2013

Azrak's Pecan Tart: Worth the Trip to Baabdat

Tasty Discoveries

September 23, 2013

Tasty Discoveries

Azrak's Pecan Tart: Worth the Trip to Baabdat

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…

September 23, 2013

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