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

Chocolate Hummus: Who Can Resist this Healthy Dessert

Spotted Stories

May 18, 2019

Spotted Stories

Chocolate Hummus: Who Can Resist this Healthy Dessert

Did you know that you can make a sweet hummus with chickpeas? The latest food trend to hit the scene is dessert hummus, and this feels right. This certainly isn’t your typical hummus:…

May 18, 2019

First Time in 125 Years, Hershey's Changes its Look

News

May 17, 2019

News

First Time in 125 Years, Hershey's Changes its Look

For the first time in its 125-year history, Hershey’s is switching up the way its iconic milk chocolate bars look. Instead of Hershey’s, the little squares will all sport an emoji --…

May 17, 2019

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

LEBANESE Chocolate Makes it to France at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

News | Paris France Europe

France

May 05, 2019

News

LEBANESE Chocolate Makes it to France at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

Once again M de Noir is making the news. When she decided to launch her “Saveurs du Liban” at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris in 2013, Maya Maalouf Kanaan did not expect the huge…

May 05, 2019 | Popular | Paris

Kit Kat Mint: A New Flavor in the USA in a Decade

Spotted Stories

April 29, 2019

Spotted Stories

Kit Kat Mint: A New Flavor in the USA in a Decade

For the first time in a decade, the United States Kit Kat will be getting a whole new flavor - Mint Chocolate. You're probably saying, but a new flavor from  Kit Kat is not something new, but it…

April 29, 2019

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Big sized, beautifully decorated, fluffy and airy... there’s a place in Achrafieh that handcrafts Gourmet doughnuts created one at a time with four new flavors introduced every morning.…

April 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

A very long time ago, I can even remember when, probably before even graduating from dental school, I was asked to take photos of a hotel that is expected to open in downtown Beirut. The pool on the…

April 20, 2019 | Hotels | Beirut Central District

Godiva Releases its Biggest Chocolate Easter Egg to Date

News

April 17, 2019

News

Godiva Releases its Biggest Chocolate Easter Egg to Date

Luxury Belgian chocolatier, Godiva, has today unveiled its most expensive and extravagant Easter egg to date, a decadent £10,000 egg made from 65kg of Godiva dark Belgian…

April 17, 2019

Chocolate Stuffed Marshmallows Are Here!

Spotted Stories

April 17, 2019

Spotted Stories

Chocolate Stuffed Marshmallows Are Here!

Everyone loves S’mores. Rich chocolate melted by a toasted marshmallow, sandwiched between crispy graham crackers. It’s a summer tradition – sweet perfection! Except, all too often,…

April 17, 2019

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

Y the Chocolate: Now Open in Anfeh

Chocolate | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Chocolate

Y the Chocolate: Now Open in Anfeh

Endless choices and chocolate creations made especially for you: Y the Chocolate is the latest trendy chocolatier to open in Anfeh. I fell in love with their chocolates from the first…

March 26, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | North Lebanon

IKEA Introduces its Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny

News

March 16, 2019

News

IKEA Introduces its Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny

It was Christmas just yesterday and just before you know it, Easter is just around the corner, which means Easter eggs and bunnies. Swedish furniture brand IKEA is gearing up for Easter, which…

March 16, 2019

Patchi Cafe: A Pleasure for the Eyes, Body and Soul! The Gourmet Chocolate Experience

Chocolate | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 13, 2019

Chocolate

Patchi Cafe: A Pleasure for the Eyes, Body and Soul! The Gourmet Chocolate Experience

Considered to be one of the world’s best and most prestigious chocolate suppliers, Lebanon’s Patchi has opened its first Cafe starting at ABC Verdun. From Lebanon to the world, Patchi is…

March 13, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Hamra & Verdun

Mr.Crepe: Crepes of My Childhood, My Personal Favorite in Feytroun

Desserts & Sweets | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Mr.Crepe: Crepes of My Childhood, My Personal Favorite in Feytroun

I still remember my favorite reward, as a child, was when I went to Mr. Crepe for some crepes. The famous Mr. Crepe serves delicious round preparations from a simple container. I don't think anybody…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Keserwan

Welcome Home; For a Memorable Sunday Sweet Breakfast

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

Beirut

February 10, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Welcome Home; For a Memorable Sunday Sweet Breakfast

It’s home away from home, and it’s located in the heart of Mar Mikhael. Open the door to where the heart is, let yourself go to the soothing music and fresh aromas of food and coffee. A…

February 10, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

MAISON PIERRE MARCOLINI OPENS IN DUBAI

Chocolate | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

February 09, 2019

Chocolate

MAISON PIERRE MARCOLINI OPENS IN DUBAI

Luxury Chocolatier makes Middle Eastern debut with a flagship store at the Dubai Mall   Celebrated Belgian Chocolatier, Pierre Marcolini will be in Dubai this weekend to celebrate the opening…

February 09, 2019 | News | Dubai

Brgr.Co: Downtown Beirut Favorite Lunch Escape

American | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 06, 2019

American

Brgr.Co: Downtown Beirut Favorite Lunch Escape

I have been here, done that and wrote several reviews... Coming to Brgr.Co as many times as I can a year has become a pleasant habit. Every time I go I enjoy their full-bodied burger as well as some…

February 06, 2019 | Burgers | Beirut Central District

Sweet Lebanon: 44 of the Best Mouthwatering Desserts and Cravings

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 06, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Sweet Lebanon: 44 of the Best Mouthwatering Desserts and Cravings

Who doesn’t love desserts? Perfect pieces of mouthwatering indulgences… But where can you find the best of what Lebanon has to offer, in terms of sweets, cakes, cookies, ice cream... Are…

January 06, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

39 Best Breakfast Spots in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 04, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

39 Best Breakfast Spots in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat

With endless choice and great flavors, you simply cannot skip breakfast in Lebanon. From Mankousheh to Foul and hummus... Knefeh, Ashta and Labneh, we have something to satisfy all…

January 04, 2019 | Manakish | Lebanon

Choco-Story: The Chocolate Museum Opens in Beirut

News | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 24, 2018

News

Choco-Story: The Chocolate Museum Opens in Beirut

Choco-Story, the middle east's first chocolate museum opens its doors in Beirut. Choco-Story, the chocolate museum, tells the story of the transformation of cocoa into chocolate and to promote…

December 24, 2018 | Travel | Hamra & Verdun

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

L’Auberge de L’ill: Three Stars Michelin for more than 50 Years in Alsace

French | Alsace France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

French

L’Auberge de L’ill: Three Stars Michelin for more than 50 Years in Alsace

One of the world’s most famous and oldest Michelin-rated restaurants, Haeberlin, located in the small town of Illhaeusern is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. A unique experience of…

December 24, 2018 | Michelin | Alsace

Felicie: French Eatery in the Heart of Mar Mikhael

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 29, 2018

French

Felicie: French Eatery in the Heart of Mar Mikhael

Much more than a French restaurant, Felicie is a beautiful piece of architecture open in the heart of Mar Mikhael. Felicie is the baby of Raphael and Jihane, a happy couple that has left years of…

November 29, 2018 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

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

Lebanon's "M de Noir" Makes the News Once Again

Chocolate

November 12, 2018

Chocolate

Lebanon's "M de Noir" Makes the News Once Again

After the 2014 award at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, a first in the Middle East chocolate arena, Maya Maalouf Kanaan and M de Noir make the news once again.   This year, the Salon du…

November 12, 2018 | News

Pierre Marcolini; My Favorite Chocolatier Has a New Logo

Chocolate | Paris France Europe

France

September 25, 2018

Chocolate

Pierre Marcolini; My Favorite Chocolatier Has a New Logo

It has been a tradition, a habit or probably a need to ask every friend visiting Paris for a box of chocolates from Pierre Marcolini. The dark chocolate squares are available at my office like water…

September 25, 2018 | News | Paris

Lobo 8; The Tastiest, and Sexiest, Gourmet Eggs Benedict, are Found in Madrid

Breakfast & Coffee | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 19, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Lobo 8; The Tastiest, and Sexiest, Gourmet Eggs Benedict, are Found in Madrid

For me, breakfast is the most important part of a trip: I travel to have breakfast, choose my hotels accordingly and make it a point to try eggs Benedict all around the world. This time, it was not…

September 19, 2018 | Recommended | Madrid

Ice cream Hopping in New York: I Choose Haagen-Dazs

Comparative Review | New York USA Americas

USA

August 05, 2018

Comparative Review

Ice cream Hopping in New York: I Choose Haagen-Dazs

Ice cream, an all-time favorite has become a trend lately. From local artisans preparing their homemade ice cream to international brands competing against each other, for the biggest and sexiest…

August 05, 2018 | Desserts & Sweets | New York

Crepaland: Exceptional Crepes and Waffles in Mykonos

Desserts & Sweets | Greece Europe

Europe

July 15, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Crepaland: Exceptional Crepes and Waffles in Mykonos

A spot in Little Venice with quality street food; Crepaland on Kouzi Georgouli Street insists on quality and value for money with options in crepe dough (regular, whole wheat and pancake…

July 15, 2018 | Recommended | Greece

Wafels and Dinges; Cravings on the Go in New York

Desserts & Sweets | New York USA Americas

USA

June 18, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Wafels and Dinges; Cravings on the Go in New York

Wow... I screamed wow! A waffle that took five minutes to prepare transformed my mood! An exceptional waffle having the needed crunch to it and covered with a mountain of sweet delights. The…

June 18, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Stroopwaffle at Hans Egstorf in Amsterdam

Desserts & Sweets | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 16, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Stroopwaffle at Hans Egstorf in Amsterdam

One of the major things to eat when visiting Amsterdam is the circular waffle called Stroopwaffle. A round shaped, very thin waffle is cut in the middle and spread with creamy caramel syrup then…

May 16, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | Amsterdam

La Maison du Croissant, Zahle: French Croisants with Lebanese Influences!

Bread & Bakeries | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 27, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

La Maison du Croissant, Zahle: French Croisants with Lebanese Influences!

Located on Zahle’s famous boulevard, La Maison Du Croissant prepares a wide selection of flaky French rolls prepared a la minute in the back kitchen. Chocolate, chocolate extra, chocolate and…

April 27, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle

Levain: The World’s Best Cookie is Found in New York! #Mouthwatering and #Sexy

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

April 10, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Levain: The World’s Best Cookie is Found in New York! #Mouthwatering and #Sexy

Third time at Levain, still impressed as if it was the first. What a place, what a cookie... The world's best cookies for sure.  Up on the West Side is a hole in the wall under street level 167…

April 10, 2018 | Desserts & Sweets | New York

The Doughnut Plant, New York: Probably The Best Donut I Ever Had

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

March 30, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

The Doughnut Plant, New York: Probably The Best Donut I Ever Had

I liked the name and the menu choices, which made me want to wake up early and visit them. The Doughnut Plant has the world's first crème brûlée doughnut as well as the first…

March 30, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Popular Mellenial Pink Made its Way into a Kit Kat Bar

News

February 24, 2018

News

Popular Mellenial Pink Made its Way into a Kit Kat Bar

Kit Kat, from Nestle, has taken its beloved snack to a whole new pinkish level with this new “Kit Kat Chocolatory Sublime Ruby.” The millennial pink treat is the world’s…

February 24, 2018

Pierre Marcolini: My Favorite Chocolatier

Chocolate | Paris France Europe

France

January 14, 2018

Chocolate

Pierre Marcolini: My Favorite Chocolatier

Pierre Marcolini opened his first store in Brussels in 1995, the same year he was named the World Champion of Pastry. A decade later Marcolini outlets opened in Paris, London, New York and Kuwait as…

January 14, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Build Your Own Chocolate Christmas Tree with Alain Ducasse

Chocolate | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2017

Chocolate

Build Your Own Chocolate Christmas Tree with Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse has produced a chocolate Christmas tree that comes flat-packed in a box, with a pair of white gloves to be worn while assembling it. The different levels of the Alain Ducasse…

December 24, 2017 | Spotted Stories | Paris

Jessy Juice Amioun

Desserts & Sweets | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 21, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Jessy Juice Amioun

Juices, waffles, crepes and ice cream, Jessy Juice is a dessert specialist now open in Amioun. From Batroun, where they perfected the art of Lemonade, the brand has expanded beyond the borders…

December 21, 2017 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Special Chocolate Sculpture Event to Debut at Salon du Chocolat Beirut

Events

November 13, 2017

Events

Special Chocolate Sculpture Event to Debut at Salon du Chocolat Beirut

Gathering more than 10,000 visitors, the Salon du Chocolat Beirut returns to BIEL from 16-18 November for its fourth edition. The one-of-a-kind effect dedicates itself to showcasing the latest in…

November 13, 2017 | News

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

Chapon: The Mouthwatering Mousse au Chocolat of Paris

Chocolate | Paris France Europe

France

September 24, 2017

Chocolate

Chapon: The Mouthwatering Mousse au Chocolat of Paris

What do you get if you cross Patrice Chapon’s talents as an ice cream maker with his love of chocolate? The Chocolate Mousse Bar! First developed for the Salon du Chocolat in 2006, the…

September 24, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | Paris

Lola's Bite: Really Good Cookies!

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

August 21, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Lola's Bite: Really Good Cookies!

A box with six cookies. White cookies that look like orbs cut in half, and undercooked - but they certainly are not - chocolate chips and chocolate chunks on top... I didn't know what to expect or…

August 21, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

A Taste of Your Hosroscope Sign

News

July 10, 2017

News

A Taste of Your Hosroscope Sign

Inspired by horoscopes, Egyptian designer Yasmin Essam comes up with an amazing packaging idea for ‘Eight Chocolate‘. The packaging makes products more personalized – each…

July 10, 2017

Celebrate Chocolate Today! and Probably Everyday...

Chocolate

July 07, 2017

Chocolate

Celebrate Chocolate Today! and Probably Everyday...

World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day, is an observance that occurs globally every year on July 7. Celebration of the day includes the consumption of…

July 07, 2017 | News

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

Stacks: Delivering Mouthwatering Pancakes Around Beirut

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 24, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Stacks: Delivering Mouthwatering Pancakes Around Beirut

She visited my office to offer a sample of her pancakes... I ended up having them at least once a week! Sara is indeed the princess of pancakes. Stacks! Yes, real pancakes, three of them, a stack…

June 24, 2017 | Reviews | Beirut

Tasali Ramadan: Chocolate Specials by Patchi

Chocolate | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 15, 2017

Chocolate

Tasali Ramadan: Chocolate Specials by Patchi

Every year I pay a sweet visit to Patchi, our Lebanese chocolate ambassador to the world. Even one piece of delicious chocolate can draw a smile on anyone's face... So just imagine entering a…

June 15, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | Beirut

La Patisserie Cyril Lignac: Mouthwateringly Fine Cakes

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

June 09, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

La Patisserie Cyril Lignac: Mouthwateringly Fine Cakes

The pastry era is well and truly upon us and becoming trendier than ever around Paris... I took a challenge to try as many pastries as I could from some of the new pastry shops in the French capital.…

June 09, 2017 | Reviews | Paris

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