2013: A Tasty Breakfast in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 13, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

2013: A Tasty Breakfast in Lebanon

This year witnessed the boom of the breakfast/brunch saga. Everyone wants to enter this journey: Offering breakfast, whether cafes, diners, french bistros and even Lebanese restaurants, all want have…

December 13, 2013 | Restaurants | Lebanon

The Pulitzer Hotel: A Place I'll Recommend to all my Friends

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

July 27, 2013

Hotels

The Pulitzer Hotel: A Place I'll Recommend to all my Friends

Planning my trip to the French capital, I was looking for a hotel in the 9th district. I need a place close to my where my courses are held and at the same time with easy access by metro or taxi.…

July 27, 2013 | Recommended | Paris

A Five Stars Breakfast at Le Mas Candille Hotel, Mougins

Breakfast & Coffee | France Europe

Europe

June 29, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

A Five Stars Breakfast at Le Mas Candille Hotel, Mougins

It's 9am on a beautiful morning, here in Mougins where a sumptuous buffet awaits me. Sitting on the terrace of this five stars hotel, I couldn't but share with you this one of a kind experience,…

June 29, 2013 | Recommended | France

Just Imagine: Honey, Salt, Almonds, Chocolate, Milk and Nougat!

Chocolate

June 04, 2013

Chocolate

Just Imagine: Honey, Salt, Almonds, Chocolate, Milk and Nougat!

Be sure that this is not an advertisement but the need to share with you my secret love. While traveling across Europe, I discovered the latest invention by Toblerone, the famous Swiss chocolate…

June 04, 2013 | Popular

The Address Hotel, Downtown, Dubai

Hotels | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 13, 2013

Hotels

The Address Hotel, Downtown, Dubai

The Address, yes it's definitely "the address to be" while in Dubai. The Address is a very luxurious hotel handled by a very professional staff who obviously work hard to help you escape the stress…

May 13, 2013 | Recommended | Dubai

The Lotte Hotel: One of the Very Few 6 Stars in Moscow

Hotels | Moscow Russia

Russia

March 25, 2013

Hotels

The Lotte Hotel: One of the Very Few 6 Stars in Moscow

Some reviews over the internet give the Lotte a six stars rating while others give it five stars plus, I will have to agree with both and say that the Lotte is one of the best hotels I have visited…

March 25, 2013 | Recommended | Moscow

La Mie Dorée, One of My Favorite Pastry Shops in Town

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 05, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

La Mie Dorée, One of My Favorite Pastry Shops in Town

Before starting this review, I want to point out something 'sweetly' important. I would like to remind people that we have a number of good pastry shops in Lebanon that can easily compete with those…

March 05, 2013 | Chocolate | Achrafieh

2012: Best Lebanese Restaurants in Lebanon

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 17, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

2012: Best Lebanese Restaurants in Lebanon

After visiting dozens of Lebanese restaurants this year, I published below my favourite ones. From the Lebanese with a twist, Authentic Lebanese and High-End Lebanese restaurants, those are the…

February 17, 2013 | Popular | Lebanon

2012: Best French Restaurants in Lebanon

French | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 17, 2013

French

2012: Best French Restaurants in Lebanon

2012 was the year of French Bistros. A trend nowadays in Lebanon with many restaurants opening every month. The best ones, of which few FineDining places are listed below. Chez Sophie, Mar Mikhael…

February 17, 2013 | Popular | Lebanon

2012: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

Italian | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 17, 2013

Italian

2012: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

Pizza, Pasta or Soups, any preparation in the Italian cuisine is great. Voted for many years as the trendiest and most loved cuisine on earth, the Italian cuisine is gaining a large part of the…

February 17, 2013 | Popular | Lebanon

2012: Best Burger in Lebanon

Burgers | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 17, 2013

Burgers

2012: Best Burger in Lebanon

I love burgers to an extend of eating those little pieces of heaven every day. But a good burger needs passion and knowhow to be achieved. Is is not as simple as you might imagine. Check out the…

February 17, 2013 | Popular | Lebanon

2012: Best Japanese Restaurants in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 17, 2013

Japanese & Sushi

2012: Best Japanese Restaurants in Lebanon

Sushi is a Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegared rice (shari) combined with other ingredients (neta), usually raw fish or other seafood. Neta and forms of sushi presentation…

February 17, 2013 | Popular | Lebanon

Crepaway: Craving Diner Food?

American | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 25, 2013

American

Crepaway: Craving Diner Food?

Sometimes you just crave diner food - think burgers, fries, mozzarella sticks... Crepaway is one of those places that's easy to stop at for a quick bite that will surely satisfy your 'junk food'…

January 25, 2013 | Burgers | Dbayeh

Ristorante Napoletano: One of Paris most Renowned Italian Restaurants

Italian | Paris France Europe

France

December 19, 2012

Italian

Ristorante Napoletano: One of Paris most Renowned Italian Restaurants

Napoletano Italian restaurant, nested in the heart of Franklin Roosevelt street at a walking distance from the most famous avenue is one of those places many recommend. Simple yet welcoming and…

December 19, 2012 | Pizza | Paris

With Love and Care: Akiki's Fruits and Vegetables

Contributors | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 08, 2012

Contributors

With Love and Care: Akiki's Fruits and Vegetables

Some people know what they are doing. Akiki Fruits and Vegetables is one place I feel the need to write about and express my admiration for their fresh vegetables and fruits, individually handpicked…

December 08, 2012 | Popular | Mount Lebanon

A New Kind of Dining Experience: Wagamama London

Japanese & Sushi | London UK Europe

UK

September 29, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

A New Kind of Dining Experience: Wagamama London

I love it. I simply love it. After trying wagamama in Istanbul and falling in love with it, I decided to visit all wagamama(s) in the cities I will be visiting around the world. I'm in London, where…

September 29, 2012 | Recommended | London

The Luxurious Sofitel St.James Hotel, London

Hotels | London UK Europe

UK

September 29, 2012

Hotels

The Luxurious Sofitel St.James Hotel, London

In the heart of the capital, and just a few blocks away from all major touristic attractions is this trip's wonderful choice: The Sofitel St. James. It all starts with the first impression, a…

September 29, 2012 | Recommended | London

Les Menus Restaurant: A Fine Dining Experience by Pierre Gagnaire at the Lotte Moscow

French | Moscow Russia

Russia

September 15, 2012

French

Les Menus Restaurant: A Fine Dining Experience by Pierre Gagnaire at the Lotte Moscow

Les Menus: "Listen to what you eat" Les Menus, in Moscow, presents the bold and experimental cuisine of Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire, regarded as one of today's most innovative and…

September 15, 2012 | Michelin | Moscow

Chez Sophie: The Only Restaurant Eligible for a Michelin Star in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 15, 2012

French

Chez Sophie: The Only Restaurant Eligible for a Michelin Star in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

I love Chez Sophie to an extent that my heart dropped when I passed-by a few times and saw that it was closed... I asked around and found out that they were renovating the place and needed a month to…

September 15, 2012 | Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Halim's Best Charcoal Grilled Birds

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 27, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Halim's Best Charcoal Grilled Birds

There are treasures in our country that we don't know off. There are restaurants that have been running for more than half a century with a history, which we often miss. I was lucky to have had the…

August 27, 2012 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Fouad: Authentic Lebanese Food from the Village

Fusion Cuisine | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2012

Fusion Cuisine

Fouad: Authentic Lebanese Food from the Village

If you didn't try Fouad yet, you are really missing out on a lot in your life. Fouad is a small restaurant in Nabe3 el Mghara, Hrajel located far away from the tourists and the main road. A…

July 11, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan

NGNO’s Top 10 List: 2011's Best Restaurants in Lebanon

Popular

June 30, 2012

Popular

NGNO’s Top 10 List: 2011's Best Restaurants in Lebanon

  The Top 10 Best French Restaurants in Lebanon The Top 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon The Top 10 Best Diners in Lebanon The Top 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Lebanon The Top 10…

June 30, 2012 | Top 10 List

2011: Best Diners in Lebanon

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 24, 2012

News

2011: Best Diners in Lebanon

1- The Grill Room, The Four Seasons Hotel: The Grill Room is a special place for me.  The entire ambiance is charming and knows how to pull you in. (Read More) 2- Julia's, Le Mall…

June 24, 2012 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Al Mandaloun Cafe's New Location in Dbayeh

International Cuisine | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 31, 2012

International Cuisine

Al Mandaloun Cafe's New Location in Dbayeh

Al Mandaloun Cafe is more than just a simple cafe, it is a restaurant, a pastry shop, a bakery and a trendy boutique selling a variety of specially packaged sweets and savories that you can't but…

May 31, 2012 | Italian | Dbayeh

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 21, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

I have been introduced to Wagamama from my new friends who love this contemporary Japanese cantina. As I like to try the Armani's around the globe, for them the Wagamama is their…

May 21, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Al-Najdiyah Village Restaurant, Riyadh

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Riyadh KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

March 22, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al-Najdiyah Village Restaurant, Riyadh

On my last day in Riyadh, my friends proposed to take me to a very special place; an authentic one. To be honest, I refused at first and asked to go back to the hotel to relax since I was moving to…

March 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Riyadh

La Petite Maison, French Restaurant, Dubai

French | UAE GCC Middle East

GCC

March 01, 2012

French

La Petite Maison, French Restaurant, Dubai

The home of Cuisine Nicoise, whose origins lie in old Genoese cooking, is the old town of Nice where French Mediterranean cuisine has blended and evolved with the influences of Ligurian Italy across…

March 01, 2012 | Recommended | UAE

Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino, Gran Canaria Island

Hotels | Canary Islands Spain Europe

Spain

March 01, 2012

Hotels

Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino, Gran Canaria Island

The Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino, a 4 star superior category hotel, is located on the sea front and just a few meters from the Nature Reserve of Dunas de Maspalomas, in the south…

March 01, 2012 | Recommended | Canary Islands

Hotel Raphael, Paris

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

February 29, 2012

Hotels

Hotel Raphael, Paris

An experience I hope will be repeated soon as I really enjoyed my stay at this Parisian hotel. The Hotel Raphael, a legend and a name, is one of the oldest hotels in Paris, located in the heart of…

February 29, 2012 | Recommended | Paris

Couqley French Restaurant, Gemmayze Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 26, 2012

French

Couqley French Restaurant, Gemmayze Beirut

This is a place that screams ‘lovely,’ from the setup to the cuisine. A unique French brasserie in Gemmayze, Couqley is situated in the "Alleyway".  Chef Alexis Couqley has a very…

February 26, 2012 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Pepe Nero Ristorante, Prague

Italian | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

February 25, 2012

Italian

Pepe Nero Ristorante, Prague

Nice location, great food. Another Italian restaurant, Pepe Nero gives you exactly what you expect when you feel like going red, green and white. Pepenero Pizza & Pasta was born with the…

February 25, 2012 | Recommended | Prague

Papa Giovanni Ristorante, Czech Republic

Italian | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

February 25, 2012

Italian

Papa Giovanni Ristorante, Czech Republic

The best Italian and pizza in Prague. Papa Giovanni is one of the top pizza parlors I’ve ever been to. It’s a cozy, Italian atmosphere mixed with delicious and authentic cuisine, which is…

February 25, 2012 | Recommended | Prague

La Bodeguita del Medio Restaurant, Prague

International Cuisine | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

February 25, 2012

International Cuisine

La Bodeguita del Medio Restaurant, Prague

Simply excellent. This Cuban restaurant offers one of the best restaurant experience I have ever had. From the ambiance, to the service to the cuisine, everything adds to a memorable stay.…

February 25, 2012 | Recommended | Prague

Melia Athens Hotel: The Perfect View on the Acropolis

Hotels | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

February 25, 2012

Hotels

Melia Athens Hotel: The Perfect View on the Acropolis

The roof is on fire at Melia Athens.  If you’re on a romantic date, Melia Athens is a great choice as the roof top offers an amazing view of the city. Meliá Athens offers a…

February 25, 2012 | Recommended | Athens

Met Restaurant, Venice

French | Venice Italy Europe

Italy

February 25, 2012

French

Met Restaurant, Venice

Two Michelin stars well deserved! This Italian restaurant deserves a positive review. The food is tasty and the atmosphere is enjoyable — it’s perfect for impressing even the most…

February 25, 2012 | Recommended | Venice

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen, Vienna

Hotels | Vienna Austria Europe

Austria

February 25, 2012

Hotels

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen, Vienna

It really bodes well for a hotel when the staff is professional and the accommodation is pleasant.   We really enjoyed ourselves and I definitely recommend a visit in the near future! An…

February 25, 2012 | Recommended | Vienna

Kempinski Hotel Dukes' Palace Bruges, Belgium

Hotels | Bruges Belgium Europe

Belgium

February 25, 2012

Hotels

Kempinski Hotel Dukes' Palace Bruges, Belgium

The name says it all.  It’s a hotel that offers great amenities and is even good enough for an actual duke, or any other royalty for that matter! You really live a duke's experience…

February 25, 2012 | Recommended | Bruges

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

February 25, 2012

French

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon takes you on a wonderful culinary experience, this French restaurant won’t disappoint; it was a fantastic meal that I would love to have again and again and…

February 25, 2012 | Michelin | Paris

Hiramatsu Starred Restaurant, Paris 16e

French | Paris France Europe

France

February 25, 2012

French

Hiramatsu Starred Restaurant, Paris 16e

"Congratulations for the first Michelin Star" Restaurant Hiramatsu Paris opened in Saint-Louis en L'ile in October 2001. Only four month later, it was rated a Michelin star, the first time ever for a…

February 25, 2012 | Michelin | Paris

The Exceptional Hotel Danieli, Venice

Hotels | Venice Italy Europe

Italy

February 25, 2012

Hotels

The Exceptional Hotel Danieli, Venice

A typical European hotel, Hotel Danieli offers you warm accommodation that remains luxurious.    Hotel Danieli is located in one of the most prestigious positions in Venice,…

February 25, 2012 | Recommended | Venice

Sufra Restaurant, Amman

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

February 20, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Sufra Restaurant, Amman

Sufra is the latest creation in Amman providing you with the best food from the Jordanian table. The menu is very wide divided into; Soup, dish of the day, hot mezza, seasonal greens (fresh pickings…

February 20, 2012 | Recommended | Amman

Armani Caffe, Dubai

Italian | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

February 20, 2012

Italian

Armani Caffe, Dubai

I discovered lately that there are two Armani concepts in the world and Dubai has the two of them; "the Emporio Armani Caffe“ and the Armani Caffe“. "The Armani might be a little bit…

February 20, 2012 | Recommended | Dubai

Emporio Armani Caffe, Paris

International Cuisine | Paris France Europe

France

February 20, 2012

International Cuisine

Emporio Armani Caffe, Paris

After trying the Milan and Dubai restaurants, I wanted to see if the experience is the same worldwide. Milan is the hometown of The Armani “, set up by the famous fashion designer Giorgio…

February 20, 2012 | Italian | Paris

Oliviero Ristorante, Florence

French | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

February 14, 2012

French

Oliviero Ristorante, Florence

Oliviero is an Italian restaurant that knows how to provide delicious choices ranging from local or contemporary cuisine. It’s a true truffle place! What’s nice about this place…

February 14, 2012 | Italian | Florence

The Westin Excelsior Hotel, Florence

Hotels | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

February 14, 2012

Hotels

The Westin Excelsior Hotel, Florence

Amazing palace but overheated in winter, The Westin Excelsior Florence is a hotel that has great amenities and accommodation, if only it could just cool down so you could be a little more…

February 14, 2012 | Recommended | Florence

Fuor D'Acqua Ristorante, Florence

Fish & Seafood | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

February 14, 2012

Fish & Seafood

Fuor D'Acqua Ristorante, Florence

A seafood lover’s delight, Fuor D’Acqua meets my high standard. Here’s a place you should try at least once in your life. In the hearth of the historical town of…

February 14, 2012 | Recommended | Florence

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