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Luxurious and Upscale: Breakfast Perfection at the Kempinski Beirut
Breakfast at The Kempinski is served at Candelabra, a restaurant with a high ceiling and many glass facades which leave enough light travel around the space. Breakfast with a view of the pool, fresh vibes, soft music, professional service and super wide choice of fantastic choices that will make your heart skip a beat.
Far from the city’s center, the Kempinski’s location doesn’t help it be a gathering point for the local elite crowd; nevertheless, I love coming here for the calm and personalized attention they give me. Tried lunch twice and today, visiting for breakfast, I felt amazement the minute I walked the wide dining space.
I filled up the table with a handful of plates, cheese and cold cuts, bread, and croissants, jams and hummus while the hot preparations arrived. Sunnyside up eggs, two kinds of eggs Benedict, pancakes, and waffles to name a few.
Loved the food; had the eggs Benedict, two poached eggs served on a bed of toasted bread and covered with sauce hollandaise; one version with salmon and another with crispy pork bacon. Sunnyside up, yellow-colored and shiny presented with a touch of simplicity. A soft and fluffy pancake. A crispy waffle with a smooth heart served with Nutella and maple syrup. After that the manager offered me a complimentary plate of avocado and bananas with honey; that’s a yummy plate I’d recommend you ask for.
Allow me to tell you about the croissant: a unique croissant, a hive of air bubbles, a creation few people master, buttery, and light, flaky like it should be without any unpleasant chewiness. That’s a croissant you have to try, the artwork of a master chef.
If I have to choose one favorite breakfast in Beirut it will be this one; After winning the first place for three years in a row, the Four Seasons Beirut leaves the thrown for The Kempinksi; Bravo guys!
Lebanon's best breakfast of 2018 is The Kempinski Beirut.