December 21, 2013 Lebanon Middle East

2013: Luxury Indulgence in Lebanon

Luxury is defined in so many ways... and in so many things. Indulging my senses with smell, taste and flavor is one of the greatest pleasures in life for me. Here are some of the places that has played a role in the "Luxury Yum Effect" this year!


Alesia Restaurant: French Fine Dining in Beirut

Many casual French bistros have mushroomed around town, but finding a high-end French dining spot is rare. You sometimes want to enjoy a high-end ambiance with a loved one in a cozy spot. Taking over what used to be the Lutecia in Saifi village, Alesia is now open for French food aficionados. Owned by the »more… Restaurant_Alesia_Beirut25

La Petite Maison Beirut: A Fine Culinary Experience Filled with European Flavors

My story with La Petite Maison has come a long way since the very first time I tried its beautiful location in Dubai a couple of years ago. Accompanied with my father in law, a fine gourmet, a while after, we tried the original one in Nice during a visit to the South of France. »more… La_Petite_Maison_Beirut79

Burgundy, Saifi It’s a great place, but way too expensive.  With a world renowned chef, I understand that you’re paying for more than just the taste – you’re also paying for the ambiance, status and the art of cuisine. But frankly, I still felt that the prices were too high. Burgundy 2 La Table Fine, Jounieh A while back I wrote about my dining experience at La Table Fine and the details of why I enjoyed it. I like La Table Fine’s fine dining experience and to be honest, it’s the only high end cuisine in Lebanon’s Keserwan and Northern region. La Table Fine, part of my Top 10 best French »more… La_Table_Fine_UBay_Jounieh_Lebanon71 Le Talleyrand, Kantary Le Talleyrand is indeed one of the oldest fine dining restaurants in Beirut. When Le Talleyrand first opened seven years ago, none of the existing fine dining restaurants had seen the light – Chez SophieChez Jean-ClaudeLa Table Fine  and Burgundy where only ideas or concepts. Talleyrand_Fine_Dining_Restaurant32 The Wine Teller: A Passionate Concept Around a Glass and Slicer

Although the trend of wine bars in the Lebanon has not been well-received in the 1990s, their popularity has recently started to see the light. By early 2011, wine bars became popular and started popping up in many neighborhoods across the country. Wine bars now rival the local hangouts such as coffee shops and local bars. The »more… The_Wine_Tellar_JalElDib_Lebanon100
Most of us have; at least, one memorable moment spent at Sydney’s – the first cigar lounge to open in Lebanon in 1996. Sydney’s, which closed for the last couple of months, has reopened with a new look. The same English style fine and classy decoration refurbished to follow the latest trends, and being able »more… Claude_Lauxerrois_Cheese__Sydneys_Beirut53
There are a few places in Lebanon that really stand out and eventually become a landmark. One such place is the Albergo Hotel. Passing by the famous Rue Du Liban in Achrafieh, you can’t but notice a beautiful building hosting the only Relais&Chateaux hotel in Lebanon. Hotel Albergo, nestled at the intersection between Rue Du »more… Albergo_Hotel_Roftop_Terrrace_Restaurant66  Indigo On The Roof: Fine Dining with Perfection
The luxurious Le Gray Hotel impressive architectural landmark stands out in the middle of Beirut city. Imagine going up to the last floor and enjoy a breathtaking experience that will awaken your taste and sight senses. Indigo-On The Roof is the hotel’s exclusive restaurant, receiving much high praise for its outstanding cuisine and service. The contemporary »more… Breakfast_Indigo_Rooftop_Le_Gray_Hotel_Beirut18 The Grill Room: A Recommended Restaurant Indeed
The Grill Room is a place I would take any good friend out for exquisite food. It was my best friend’s birthday and what better way to celebrate it than take him somewhere, where good food and good wine are served by a professional and smiling staff… I’ve already been to The Grill Room at »more… The_Grill_Room_Four_Seasons_Beirut80
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