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

Sunday in Scotland: One of the Best Chocolates, are Found in Malta

Breakfast & Coffee | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Sunday in Scotland: One of the Best Chocolates, are Found in Malta

Sunday and every day, there’s a chocolate shop you cannot miss when visiting Malta. Sunday in Scotland, an idea by Lebanese Amer Wahoud and Gordon Campbell Gray, -the man behind Campbell Gray…

April 14, 2019 | Chocolate | Malta

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

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

Beirut

April 13, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

I believe the first hundred meters of Gemmayze are tuning into “Asia Town” while the end from St.Nicolas stairs onward is becoming a destination for coffee lovers. Cortado is one of…

April 13, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Pate A Choux: Mouthwatering Cakes, Upscale and Unique

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Pate A Choux: Mouthwatering Cakes, Upscale and Unique

During my adolescence, I remember dad taking me to a pastry shop all the way up to Broumana. Owned and run by Victor Rbeiz, Pâte à Choux cakes were special, freshly…

March 26, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Baking Charlotte Aux Fraises Cake at The Catering Boutique

Desserts & Sweets | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 24, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Baking Charlotte Aux Fraises Cake at The Catering Boutique

Preparing a cake for my wide on mothers day, I asked Chef Tony to welcome me in his kitchen. Let's prepare a strawberry cake! The Catering Boutique is an inspiring Lebanon based catering company…

March 24, 2019 | Metn

OSLO: Visiting the Factory of Ice Cream and Cakes

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 13, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

OSLO: Visiting the Factory of Ice Cream and Cakes

Who doesn't know Oslo by now, the famous ice cream maker who took Lebanon by storm, offering one of the finest one-liter tubs found in the country. For the last decade or so, I have been waiting…

March 13, 2019 | News | Beirut

A Calm and Classy Cafe: Le Pain Quotidien on Rue Pierre Charron, Paris

Breakfast & Coffee | Paris France Europe

France

February 23, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

A Calm and Classy Cafe: Le Pain Quotidien on Rue Pierre Charron, Paris

I never thought of coming here for a review; I considered Le Pain Quotidien to be a fast food franchise bakery and not a calm cafe where one can sit and enjoy a French meal. Le Pain Quotidian on Rue…

February 23, 2019 | Restaurants | Paris

Ambrosia Cakes, Saida: The "PuffNefeh" and Red Velvet Cake

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

December 31, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Ambrosia Cakes, Saida: The "PuffNefeh" and Red Velvet Cake

Homemade Bakery creating exceptional creations: Check out the video! The "Puff-Nefe" is a must try.

December 31, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | Saida

L'Atelier 116: Mouthwatering Cravings in Strasbourg

Bread & Bakeries | Alsace France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

L'Atelier 116: Mouthwatering Cravings in Strasbourg

L'Atelier 116, an artisanal bakery and pastry shop, offering organic bread that is kneaded, made and baked on-site, high-quality pastries and snacks (sandwiches, salads, and hot and cold…

December 24, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Alsace

De La Cuisine et Du Pain; Thierry Marx at Beaupassage Paris

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

December 21, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

De La Cuisine et Du Pain; Thierry Marx at Beaupassage Paris

I suggest you visit Beaupassage on a weekday and surely not around lunchtime. Pass by in the afternoon when everyone is working or going back home. Today’s choice was Thierry Marx, trying the…

December 21, 2018 | Reviews | Paris

Pierre Marcolini Still is My Favorite Chocolatier

Chocolate | Paris France Europe

France

November 17, 2018

Chocolate

Pierre Marcolini Still is My Favorite Chocolatier

Coming straight from Belgium, Marcolini landed in the capital of taste offering a large selection of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and special editions. The packaging is simple yet includes lots of…

November 17, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Bo & Mie: A Creative Bakery in Paris

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Bo & Mie: A Creative Bakery in Paris

Creative and tasty at the same time: Bo&Mie sells colorful croissants, innovative cakes, and fresh bread in a vast space feeling like a pastry shop, looking like a bakery and inspired by a casual…

October 13, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Fan de Pierre Hermé: A New Concept Taking Over Paris

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Fan de Pierre Hermé: A New Concept Taking Over Paris

A new concept by the master of macaron Pierre Hermé is called “Fan de Pierre Hermé”. Taking the pastry shop concept to another level, Pierre Hermé has a created a…

October 13, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Grab a Dessert at People on the Roof: Unique Orgasmic Creations!

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 12, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Grab a Dessert at People on the Roof: Unique Orgasmic Creations!

Located on the fourth floor of Aishti in downtown Beirut, People is one of my favorite eateries for its class, simplicity and casual feel. I like the place, simply made of leather chairs and…

September 12, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut Central District

Studio: A Happy and Creative Breakfast in New York

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Studio: A Happy and Creative Breakfast in New York

I was here three months ago and still remember the warm hummus with beans, the avocado toast, and the positive vibes. Middle Eastern with touches of class inspired by the cuisines of the world,…

June 12, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Breakfast and Beyond; Colorful, Tasty and Healthy in the Heart of Achrafieh

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 04, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast and Beyond; Colorful, Tasty and Healthy in the Heart of Achrafieh

Breakfast Barn or as far as I'm concerned 'A dream come true' is the first restaurant in Lebanon dedicated to the day's most important meal: "breakfast"! It's called Breakfast Barn and it encourages…

June 04, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Experience the Royal Wedding Cake at Magnolia Bakery Dubai

Spotted Stories | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 16, 2018

Spotted Stories

Experience the Royal Wedding Cake at Magnolia Bakery Dubai

Royalists and Royal Wedding fans based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi can celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with cakes that will match the Royal Wedding cake itself. The…

May 16, 2018 | Dubai

De Bakkerswinkel Bakery Amsterdam

Breakfast & Coffee | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 14, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

De Bakkerswinkel Bakery Amsterdam

Loaded and fresh sandwiches, flaky croissants, a dark chocolate cake and a black coffee... a small homey bakery serves breakfast and lunch every day until 5 pm. You feel at home, enchanted with fresh…

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Amsterdam

De Taart Van M’n Tante: Tarts and Cakes in Amsterdam

Bread & Bakeries | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 13, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

De Taart Van M’n Tante: Tarts and Cakes in Amsterdam

Located on the corner of a street facing the metro behind Heineken and meters from Bakers&Roasters, a colorful place welcomes you for breakfast. I passed by and asked myself why it is empty, not…

May 13, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Amsterdam

The Cheesecake Factory Dubai; The Sweet Desserts

Desserts & Sweets | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 20, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

The Cheesecake Factory Dubai; The Sweet Desserts

Craving a cheesecake, this place is the best place to be! I’ve been to the one at the Dubai mall, San Francisco and Beirut enjoying the traditional cheesecake as well as the loaded creations…

March 20, 2018 | Restaurants | Dubai

Eileen’s Cheesecakes of New York City

Desserts & Sweets | New York USA Americas

USA

March 07, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Eileen’s Cheesecakes of New York City

Because Google considers Eileen’s cheesecakes as being the best in New York and because I’ve been already here in 2015, I was back to have a cheesecake near little Italy. Eileen is famous…

March 07, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | New York

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

Al Mandaloun's Nutella Galette des Rois -King's Cake

Tasty Discoveries

January 07, 2018

Tasty Discoveries

Al Mandaloun's Nutella Galette des Rois -King's Cake

I've been trying several Galettes des Rois for the last years, liking some but never feeling impressed, except by the one at Laduree which has unfortunately closed.  The ones I had this…

January 07, 2018

A Fine-Dining Culinary Experience at the Airport in Beirut

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 30, 2017

Airports

A Fine-Dining Culinary Experience at the Airport in Beirut

Pure amazement is what’s being offered at the airport. Beautifully designed cakes the way Alain Ducasse decorates them, filled croissants like I’ve had them in the states, multi-layered…

December 30, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | Beirut

Popelini; Paris' Best Choux a la Creme

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

December 04, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Popelini; Paris' Best Choux a la Creme

Been here in 2014 and still remember the sumptuous flavors of Popelini's great Choux. The best in Paris for sure, Popelini is about the simplicity of a choux a la creme that will make…

December 04, 2017 | Recommended | Paris

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

Desserts & Sweets | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 06, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

I wish sometimes you could watch me scream when I eat a mouth-watering creation... This isn’t a normal Baba au rhum, this is happiness in a jar. From the same creator of Lebanon’s…

November 06, 2017 | Recommended | Zahle

Passionnée de Gourmandises: Mouth Watering Cakes Baked at Home

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 05, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Passionnée de Gourmandises: Mouth Watering Cakes Baked at Home

Thick yellow cream and perfectly cooked soft meringue, a tart that looks like a spring flower arrived at the office on this beautiful Monday morning. A colored box with gold engraved letters, a…

November 05, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Angelina's Famous Mont Blanc: A Beirut Favorite!

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 22, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Angelina's Famous Mont Blanc: A Beirut Favorite!

One of my favorite desserts is Angelina's Mont Blanc, a creation that can't be described in just a few words but must me enjoyed, ingredient by ingredient, flavor by flavor, bite after bite... This…

August 22, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut Central District

Le Gabarit Healthy Christmas Logs

Recommended

December 15, 2016

Recommended

Le Gabarit Healthy Christmas Logs

Who said enjoying a Christmas log should be fattening?  This Christmas, Le Gabarit Healthy Christmas Logs will allow you to celebrate the season while staying fit. Just over a week before…

December 15, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries

A Guide To Cake and Wine Pairings

Spotted Stories

November 18, 2016

Spotted Stories

A Guide To Cake and Wine Pairings

There can be few more decadent luxuries in the world than washing down a fine piece of cake with a delicious wine. Cake and wine alike are masterful developments of human culture, with rich histories…

November 18, 2016

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

Little Cupcake Bakeshop: The Dark Chocolate Cake!

Chocolate | New York USA Americas

USA

August 02, 2016

Chocolate

Little Cupcake Bakeshop: The Dark Chocolate Cake!

When Food&Wine magazine highlights the best chocolate cakes in America and you happen to be in the state of one of them (New York in this case) that sells it, of course I will be heading…

August 02, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | New York

Pumpkin Terrier: The Nutella and Banana Cake

Tasty Discoveries

July 08, 2016

Tasty Discoveries

Pumpkin Terrier: The Nutella and Banana Cake

Pumpkin Terrier is a cafe like any other cafe you come across. Approach the counter and start drooling over their beautifully looking cakes. I chose two of them. Calm music, simple decor, an open…

July 08, 2016

La Baguette Lima: Tasting Traditional Peruvian Desserts

Breakfast & Coffee | Peru Americas

Americas

May 19, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

La Baguette Lima: Tasting Traditional Peruvian Desserts

Located just a few meters from the NM hotel is a cafe called La Baguette. La Baguette is a cafe with an endless choice of indulgences... You will find display fridges where dozens of cakes and…

May 19, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | Peru

Doré Doré: Seoul's Famous Rainbow Cake

Breakfast & Coffee

May 08, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Doré Doré: Seoul's Famous Rainbow Cake

The internet led us to Seoul's best cake. “You Are My Precious” the cake with many colors is in fact quite simple. Layers of colors but a unique, rich, memorable…

May 08, 2016 | Recommended

Frank's: Home of the Rainbow Honey Cake

Tasty Discoveries

April 28, 2016

Tasty Discoveries

Frank's: Home of the Rainbow Honey Cake

We walked for so long, asked a dozen people and finally reached Frank's. I was happy to have arrived here for the simple reason that I ended up writing two reviews on the way. A beautiful area hosts…

April 28, 2016

Angelina Paris: An Irresistible Experience - The World's Famous Mont Blanc!

Breakfast & Coffee | Paris France Europe

France

March 27, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Angelina Paris: An Irresistible Experience - The World's Famous Mont Blanc!

Visiting the Eiffel Tower is a must while in Paris but surely after having breakfast at Angelina. This enchanting is the place to savor the world famous hot chocolate and the renowned Mont-Blanc.…

March 27, 2016 | French | Paris

Gucci: The Coffee Shop in Milano

Breakfast & Coffee | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 10, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Gucci: The Coffee Shop in Milano

Facing the Gucci shop, under the Galleria Vittorio Emanuel, is a cafe. Yes remember Gucci has joined the series of luxury brands to open a restaurant/coffee shop. You'll find couples tables, a classy…

February 10, 2016 | Restaurants | Milan

Evvivo Pandolia: The Panettone Kingdom

Recommended | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 09, 2016

Recommended

Evvivo Pandolia: The Panettone Kingdom

It's a small place with no name or sign, in a young neighborhood facing a Gelateria shop and another of street food potato place, it's where superb panettone are produced, a taste like you've never…

February 09, 2016 | Spotted Stories | Milan

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

Dominique Ansel's Version of the Rainbow Cake

News

December 05, 2015

News

Dominique Ansel's Version of the Rainbow Cake

Dominique Ansel, the master chef behind the famous Cronut, has reinvented the rainbow cake taken it to a new level of desert-making. His version of the rainbow cake is more of a delicate layered…

December 05, 2015

Goddess and The Baker: Coffee and More

Breakfast & Coffee | Chicago USA Americas

USA

November 27, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Goddess and The Baker: Coffee and More

That's my kind of spirit, my kind of vibes, my kind of cafe. A big cube oozing positive vibes in a beautifully decorated space selling specialty drinks, coffee and cakes.  You can't but order…

November 27, 2015 | Reviews | Chicago

Au Bistro de Michel: My coup de Coeur

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 15, 2015

French

Au Bistro de Michel: My coup de Coeur

Tonight I'm hungry, tonight I'm back to one of my Coup de Coeur restaurants, a place I've been to three times already, a small shop nestled far from curious eyes, a bistro called…

September 15, 2015 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Maguy Edde: A Mouthwatering Fruit Cake

Recommended | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 03, 2015

Recommended

Maguy Edde: A Mouthwatering Fruit Cake

Every time someone arrives at the clinic with a package for me to taste, I prepare myself for a new adventure, not knowing what to expect, or where to start. Some things turn out to be good while…

July 03, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Jbeil

Alchemy of Cake: The First Cake Recipe Illustrated Diagram

Spotted Stories

March 24, 2015

Spotted Stories

Alchemy of Cake: The First Cake Recipe Illustrated Diagram

There are over thousands of cake recipes in the world and each has its own distinctive taste, texture, and cultural adaptation. But what's more interesting about cakes is the use of ingredients,…

March 24, 2015

NoGarlicNoOnions Receives an Unexpected Gift

News

March 15, 2015

News

NoGarlicNoOnions Receives an Unexpected Gift

As soon as I had mentioned that NoGarlicNoOnions is celebrating its third anniversary this month an unexpected gift arrived to the office. As I walked into the clinic, I was told to go and check…

March 15, 2015

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

Feel the Love Season Coming with LaDuree

News

January 26, 2015

News

Feel the Love Season Coming with LaDuree

As Valentine is coming up, let’s turn to Laduree to check out their new limited edition products in 2015 – macaroon boxes decorated crystal such as the heart-shaped…

January 26, 2015

The Cheesecake Factory Cakes now in Lebanon

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 10, 2015

Shopping Mall

The Cheesecake Factory Cakes now in Lebanon

The Cheesecake Factory cakes are now sold at VOX Gold cinemas VIP Lounge. Yes you heard me, the long awaited Cheesecake Factory may be taking its ‘sweet’ time to open, but you can still…

January 10, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

Galettes des Rois: Seven Cakes, One Verdict!

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 06, 2015

News

Galettes des Rois: Seven Cakes, One Verdict!

It has become something of a tradition that I head down the streets of Lebanon in search for the best Galette des Rois out there, during this time of year. Surely I can’t try everything and…

January 06, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

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