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The café-restaurant continues to expand internationally, opening its first outlet this week in Beirut, Lebanon, a place where tradition and hospitality are appreciated and honored by many. Entering the café, patrons are greeted with Victorian sofas, French chairs and antiqued coffee tables. The ambiance created is reminiscent of a grandmother’s carefully manicured living room. Vibrant colors give just enough of a modern twist to keep the look fresh and whimsical. The extensive menu boasts nearly 200 items from which to choose, with a focus on home-style, comfort cuisine. While there are many health-conscious choices, the menu’s core is composed of classic dishes such as Lasagna al Forno, Cobb Salad, Traditional Fish and Chips and Apple Tart. The Lebanese Breakfast and Saj Selection are a tip-of-the-hat to the café’s Middle Eastern origins.Finding something for everyone is an arduous task indeed, but Shakespeare and Co. finds a way into almost every diner’s heart. Thecafé is located an easy 15 minute drive from the Beirut Downtown, making “home-away-from-home” easily accessible to many residents and visitors alike. In regards to the potential of the brand in the region, “The Shakespeare and Co. management team envisions using the sameproven formula in Beirut to replicate the success ourcafé has achieved in the Middle East as well as in North America. The versatility and universal appeal of the concept was evidenced with the near overnight success of our firstcafé opened in Lexington, Kentucky, deep in the heartland of theUSA earlier this year,” said Suzanne Blake, Director of Sales and Marketing.