Swiss Butter: The Trendy Restaurant and its Signature Sauce

French | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 07, 2019

French

Swiss Butter: The Trendy Restaurant and its Signature Sauce

It took me some time, I know! I have finally visited Swiss Butter, Lebanon’s trendiest restaurant for the last year or so. Busy and always booked, Swiss Butter has opened its second branch on…

June 07, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

Fish & Seafood | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Fish & Seafood

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

A handful of mouthwatering photos... enjoy the gallery below while I plan another visit to Mothershucker for a detailed review. Enjoy meanwhile! (Le Commerce du Levant) In Lebanon, it's…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Bartartine: Breakfast Made me Smile! Food Filled with Passion.

Breakfast & Coffee | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 16, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Bartartine: Breakfast Made me Smile! Food Filled with Passion.

Let’s go straight to the point... I was impressed by the food quality! Bar Tartine has always been a favorite but yet considered to sell coffee shop food until I revisited today; excellent!…

March 16, 2019 | International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Delivering Poke Bowls to Work: Aloha Poke

Asian/Chinese | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 20, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Delivering Poke Bowls to Work: Aloha Poke

Apparently, there’s a food district in Hamra called “The Food District” hosting Aloha Poke, Soul Food, Taco Diablos and City Wok. Craving a poke bowl, I ordered from Aloha…

January 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Ahi Poke: A Quick Healthy Lunch in Mar Mikhael

Asian/Chinese | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 13, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Ahi Poke: A Quick Healthy Lunch in Mar Mikhael

You know by now that I’m a fan of Poke! I love it how the rice is topped with fresh ingredients, ready to be mixed like a salad, or enjoyed the way you want them individually. On Mar Mikhael…

January 13, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Maison Kammerzell: The Best Choucroute I’ve Had to Date

French | Alsace France Europe

France

December 17, 2018

French

Maison Kammerzell: The Best Choucroute I’ve Had to Date

The restaurant appeared in all my searches and was recommended by many followers on Instagram: considered to be one of the city’s most famous restaurants, Maison Kammerzell is a hotel and…

December 17, 2018 | Recommended | Alsace

Awesome Deli.Co: An Exceptional Breakfast in Beirut!

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 12, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Awesome Deli.Co: An Exceptional Breakfast in Beirut!

After “not enjoying” breakfast at the neighbors on a beautiful Sunday morning, I walked to Deli.Co and I smiled from the minute I walked in. Music, fresh vibes, a positive ambiance and a…

December 12, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Eight AM: Pretty Good Food for Breakfast in San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 22, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Eight AM: Pretty Good Food for Breakfast in San Francisco

Amazing food, great colored and loaded with flavors, breakfast at Eight Am was memorable. I loved the waffles with whipped cream and red fruits. The bagel texture, the salmon quality, the cream…

October 22, 2018 | Recommended | San Francisco

Deli.Co Beirut: Breakfast in Europe Without Taking a Plane

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 22, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Deli.Co Beirut: Breakfast in Europe Without Taking a Plane

Inspired by the deli places of New York, Deli.Co is your occidental experience in Lebanon. Travel to the business capitals of the world while staying in town; sandwiches, cakes, meat, eggs and much…

October 22, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Balthazar Beirut: Breakfast is so Good!

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 22, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Balthazar Beirut: Breakfast is so Good!

Inspired by the French bistros of Paris and still standing strong in the heart of Beirut, Balthazar, a French restaurant and cafe, opens for breakfast and lunch. Located in “Beirut…

October 22, 2018 | French | Beirut Central District

The Hardware Société Paris: When Food Has Another Meaning! The Lobster Benedict Rocks

Bread & Bakeries | Paris France Europe

France

October 14, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

The Hardware Société Paris: When Food Has Another Meaning! The Lobster Benedict Rocks

I came here not knowing what to expect... I ended up ordering everything! The food is phenomenal.  Coming all the way from Melbourne and choosing for location the beautiful hills of…

October 14, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Paris

L’Artisan du Burger: Expected Perfection, It’s Not! Leave the Burger to the Americans

Burgers | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Burgers

L’Artisan du Burger: Expected Perfection, It’s Not! Leave the Burger to the Americans

For a concept that has been created for a year or so and having six locations around Paris; that’s a success. After reading about L’artisan Du Burger’s first franchise in Dubai, I…

October 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

Ahi Poke: Hawaiian Cuisine with a Twist

Recommended | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 24, 2018

Recommended

Ahi Poke: Hawaiian Cuisine with a Twist

Simple food, comfort food if I may call it, AHI Poke is the perfect choice for a quick lunch at work. Delivered with Toters, the Poke balls arrive fresh and loaded with flavors. After…

August 24, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

Sushi at The Bar: Experience SO’s Unprofessional Service

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 30, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi at The Bar: Experience SO’s Unprofessional Service

After enjoying a unique experience with Jimmy at the bar two years ago, I was back for sushi at SO this time with Roy handling the scene. Arrive at SO and expect to be greeted by no one. Enter the…

July 30, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Shinto: Enjoyable Sushi Delivery in Hazmieh

Japanese & Sushi | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Shinto: Enjoyable Sushi Delivery in Hazmieh

I like it! I like the packaging, the simple and non-complicated flavors, the fresh salad, the crunchy crisps, the seafood quality and delivery service. Craving sushi for lunch, I ordered Shinto! I…

July 14, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

My New Favorite Breakfast Experience: Hotel Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 30, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

My New Favorite Breakfast Experience: Hotel Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast at The Kempinski is served at Candelabra, a restaurant with a high ceiling and many glass facades which leave enough light travel around the space. Breakfast with a view of the pool, fresh…

April 30, 2018 | Hotels | Beirut

Dinner at Ladurée Champs Elysées: A Restaurant for Tourists

French | Paris France Europe

France

November 16, 2017

French

Dinner at Ladurée Champs Elysées: A Restaurant for Tourists

When you enjoy an exceptional breakfast, a delightful lunch, and an exciting dinner, you plan on coming back for another meal! Ladurée, the macaron king and famous breakfast creator opens…

November 16, 2017 | Restaurants | Paris

Petrossian: Luxury Food, Caviar and Salmon at Lafayette Gourmet

Fish & Seafood | Paris France Europe

France

November 15, 2017

Fish & Seafood

Petrossian: Luxury Food, Caviar and Salmon at Lafayette Gourmet

How many times have I passed in front of the Petrossian stand - which is known to have the world’s best Caviar - without stopping? How many times has my mouth watered in front of the salmon…

November 15, 2017 | Restaurants | Paris

The Poke Spot: Tasty Bowls Hit New York

Japanese & Sushi | New York USA Americas

USA

November 11, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

The Poke Spot: Tasty Bowls Hit New York

Newly opened, the Poke Spot is a trendy destination near union square New York. Choose your base: brown rice, lettuce, white rice or zucchini spaghetti then add further ingredients to your…

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Bermuda Onion: Lunch at Beaugrenelle Paris

International Cuisine | Paris France Europe

France

September 28, 2017

International Cuisine

Bermuda Onion: Lunch at Beaugrenelle Paris

The Beaugrenelle shopping complex... I love it here... different from Printemps, Le Bon Marche or Lafayette, Beaugrenelle is a shopping mall built in an artistic and fresh way. Light comes in from…

September 28, 2017 | Restaurants | Paris

Karamanlidika: A Favorite Deli Shop in Athens

Recommended | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 21, 2017

Recommended

Karamanlidika: A Favorite Deli Shop in Athens

I never imagined that one day I'll be having lunch at a deli in Athens owned and managed by locals. Cold cuts and cheeses with an open kitchen, this deli serves whatever the fridge hosts alongside a…

August 21, 2017 | Restaurants | Athens

Zeralda: Eat While Inhaling Others' Smoke

French | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 22, 2017

French

Zeralda: Eat While Inhaling Others' Smoke

"Bistronomie Francaise" is its tag line - Zeralda is a bistro serving upscale French cuisine. It is nestled in the heart of Jounieh/Sarba. At the entrance of Sarba is an old house where Zeralda…

June 22, 2017 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Superfoods With Beauty Benefits

Spotted Stories

May 28, 2017

Spotted Stories

Superfoods With Beauty Benefits

There are certain foods that have amazing beauty benefits. For example did you know that oysters thickens and strengthens your hair? A few small adjustments to your diet can actually work wonders in…

May 28, 2017

Yong Kang Street: Poke Bowls on the Move in New York

Japanese & Sushi | New York USA Americas

USA

April 16, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

Yong Kang Street: Poke Bowls on the Move in New York

There's a choice of 12 poke bowls at the Japanese fast food concept 'Turnstyle'. A small portion sold at $12 for which you can have salmon, tuna, chicken or a mix of seafood. Warm rice topped with…

April 16, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Gold Wrapped Sushi Rolls for Luck

Spotted Stories

February 20, 2017

Spotted Stories

Gold Wrapped Sushi Rolls for Luck

Last week, Japan celebrated Setsubun, a holiday where people try to invite good fortune into their homes. Part of the custom has evolved from throwing beans to invite good fortune and ward off…

February 20, 2017

Breakfast at the Kempinski Cairo

Breakfast & Coffee | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

February 03, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Kempinski Cairo

Visiting some friends staying at the Kempinski in Cairo, I decided to join them for breakfast. For thirty dollars breakfast is more of a lunch. Served with a certain class and finesse, the palace…

February 03, 2017 | Hotels | Egypt

Couqley: Always a Good Idea

French | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 01, 2017

French

Couqley: Always a Good Idea

When you feel like having a decent piece of meat on a Wednesday night; just pick up the phone and reserve at Couqley. It's been a while since I last visited the famous Steak-Frites restaurant located…

February 01, 2017 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 29, 2016

French

Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

One of Beirut's most popular restaurants is still going strong. My last experience there, almost 4 years ago, was shockingly bad, but I am back for the food everyone is still talking about. …

November 29, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Divvy: Sharing Tasty Things at The Backyard Hazmieh

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 14, 2016

International Cuisine

Divvy: Sharing Tasty Things at The Backyard Hazmieh

It's been sometime since I last visited DIVVY... I headed to their branch at the Backyard Hazmieh to have lunch with my friends, sat and appreciated the simple decor, its diverse menu and enjoy…

November 14, 2016 | Restaurants | Beirut

A Comparative Review: Sushi for Lunch, 3 Places, 1 Winner!

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 09, 2016

Comparative Review

A Comparative Review: Sushi for Lunch, 3 Places, 1 Winner!

The comparative series are a set of reviews I'll be publishing from now on. Feeling like having an enjoyable meal, I'll be ordering the same item from three to four different places for a…

November 09, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon

What Does Your Favorite Sushi Say About You?

News

June 09, 2016

News

What Does Your Favorite Sushi Say About You?

What does your favorite sushi say about you... Here's a fun infographic by sushi and coffee lover Ryoko Iwata that reveals certain facets of your personality based on your favorite type of sushi.

June 09, 2016

Ache: Sushi With Latin Influences in Lima

Asian/Chinese | Peru Americas

Americas

May 21, 2016

Asian/Chinese

Ache: Sushi With Latin Influences in Lima

I just felt like walking in... I love sushi, the name seems nice, the place is welcoming and inviting and I was hungry. Located next to the Hilton is a fine restaurant called Ache where music plays…

May 21, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Peru

Bada Hwesarang (바다회사랑): The Memorable Sashimi Dinner

Asian/Chinese

April 25, 2016

Asian/Chinese

Bada Hwesarang (바다회사랑): The Memorable Sashimi Dinner

It's surely not a place for tourists lost somewhere in a tight street, a restaurant known for taking raw fish and sashimi managed by locals who don't speak English. Seeing us amazed them! I'm sure…

April 25, 2016 | Fish & Seafood

Poisson Magazine: Du Saumon au Cedre du Liban

Popular

March 21, 2016

Popular

Poisson Magazine: Du Saumon au Cedre du Liban

C’est une drôle d’histoire gourmande, celle d’Emile Strunc, consultant en techniques de négociation mais cuisinier passionné et maître-brasseur. En voyage en…

March 21, 2016 | Souk el Akel

Friend of a Farmer: Slow and Not Worth the Wait

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

July 01, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Friend of a Farmer: Slow and Not Worth the Wait

Like an old lady's house, the sort of thing you see in the movies with its wood walls and flooring, open windows overlooking the street below, wind flowing around the trees while guests enjoyed their…

July 01, 2015 | International Cuisine | New York

Tsunami: The Experience Changes on Busy Days

Japanese & Sushi | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 20, 2015

Japanese & Sushi

Tsunami: The Experience Changes on Busy Days

After experiencing each of Tsunami's three locations we came back on a busy Saturday to try it when it was full. I usually like the Tsunami down in Antelias and was looking forward to a good…

March 20, 2015 | Restaurants | Antelias

Mon Maki a Moi: Special Doesn't Always Imply Better...

Japanese & Sushi | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 28, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Mon Maki a Moi: Special Doesn't Always Imply Better...

Special! Yes Mon Maki A Moi is special like most people say it is… but what I experienced made me realize that it’s definitely special in more than one way… "Mon Maki A Moi" has…

July 28, 2014 | Restaurants | Jbeil

The Superfood Super Guide

Spotted Stories

May 26, 2014

Spotted Stories

The Superfood Super Guide

Superfoods. We keep hearing about them, especially now, where ever we go, people mention it. It's like when you learn a new word, suddenly you start hearing everyone using it... weird no? What we do…

May 26, 2014

Gardens of Babylon on the Rooftop, London

French | London UK Europe

UK

May 01, 2014

French

Gardens of Babylon on the Rooftop, London

I’d been told there were two things I had to visit in London: the Shard and the roof gardens and here we were doing both during this discovery trip to the British capital. Renowned for serving…

May 01, 2014 | International Cuisine | London

Meat The Fish: Fresh Salmon Delivered to Your Doorstep

Tasty Discoveries

April 26, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Meat The Fish: Fresh Salmon Delivered to Your Doorstep

Chances are that if you’ve eaten out in Lebanon, you’ll have tried Meat The Fish’s products without knowing it. Now you can have your favorite salmon cuts as well as premium meat…

April 26, 2014

LUX: A Tasty Fresh Organic Gourmet

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 22, 2014

International Cuisine

LUX: A Tasty Fresh Organic Gourmet

I've been hearing a lot about Lux since it first opened but never had the chance to visit before. Meeting for a business lunch, it was the best of opportunities to discover this place inside out and…

April 22, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 12, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

What a beautiful day. It was 9am on an awesome sunny morning when we reached The Four Seasons hotel. With a big smile on her face, the hostess welcomed us in... "Good morning sir, the weather is…

April 12, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Breakfast at Gordon's Cafe: Try the Salmon and Eggs

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 29, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Gordon's Cafe: Try the Salmon and Eggs

I woke up one morning and felt like enjoying a good hefty breakfast. Between meetings in Beirut, I decided to spend some time at Gordon's Cafe at Le Gray Hotel.  My friend and I sat outside as…

March 29, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Ginette: The Eatery, The Fashion Boutique, The Art Gallery

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 20, 2014

International Cuisine

Ginette: The Eatery, The Fashion Boutique, The Art Gallery

Ginette,  located in the heart of Gemmayze, has been the talk of town for sometime now. This funky and trendy concept space hosts a coffee shop and restaurant, an art gallery, and a…

March 20, 2014 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Crepaway's New Meat Free Items are Delicious

American | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 06, 2014

American

Crepaway's New Meat Free Items are Delicious

Yes, I'm back to Crepaway and this time, to try their newly launched items during the month of fasting. Items include a salad, a quinoa burger and a club sandwich  - the same great taste in an…

March 06, 2014 | Burgers | Lebanon

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

Pret a Manger: Now in Paris... And I Simply Love it

International Cuisine | Paris France Europe

France

February 25, 2014

International Cuisine

Pret a Manger: Now in Paris... And I Simply Love it

What a lovely concept - I love Pret a Manger. I first came across Pret last year during a visit to London. In my opinion, this place has changed the way we view fast food. You can walk in grab a…

February 25, 2014 | Recommended | Paris

Bagelstein: Bagels Are Taking Over Paris

Reviews | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2014

Reviews

Bagelstein: Bagels Are Taking Over Paris

Last year, the French capital saw the rise of the Burger trend... among others. I realized that Paris is opening up to different and more international food bites... and today, I believe it's bagels.…

February 22, 2014 | Street Food | Paris

Roadster Diner: It's Always Nice to Enjoy the Classics

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 02, 2014

American

Roadster Diner: It's Always Nice to Enjoy the Classics

At times it gets a bit overwhelming to think of a restaurant to dine. It's not as easy as one would imagine especially that there are so many new places and so many new cuisines out there. Some are…

February 02, 2014 | Restaurants | Metn

Al Mandaloun Dbayeh: Steak Frites a la Francaise

International Cuisine | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 26, 2014

International Cuisine

Al Mandaloun Dbayeh: Steak Frites a la Francaise

Al Mandaloun is a place I love. I often come here for their signature ice creams or spend time with my family on Sundays or come with friends for dinner. And now they have introduced new items to the…

January 26, 2014 | Recommended | Dbayeh

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