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Celebrate Armenian Culture in Bourj Hammoud
Apr 10, 2018

Celebrate Armenian culture this Sunday in Bourj Hammoud. Street food, kids entertainment, Fun, superb Armenian food and much more to satisfy everyone. A premiere for…

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Chateau Kefraya: An Escape in West Bekaa

International Cuisine

November 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Lebanon

The West Bekaa region has a rich cultural heritage and history. On your way from the Shouf region to Kefraya, don’t miss Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve and the 19th century Beit-Eddine Palace, together with the spectacular view over the Bekaa…

Contact Info: Kefraya Winery, Relais Dionysos

Phone Number: +961 8 645 888

Address: Kefraya winery, West Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 8 645 888

Address: Kefraya winery, West Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Cascada: A New Giant Mall Opens in the Bekaa

News

November 11, 2017 | Lebanon

Cascada Mall is situated on a 220,000 sqm piece of land in the heart of the Bekaa valley featuring several synergistic hubs like the shopping center, Arcadia Wedding Venue, Medical center, Amphitheater, Hotel and the Cascada Park. Still at its…

Lebanon's Chateau Kefraya "Comte de M" Sets a New Record

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

November 06, 2017 | News

CHATEAU KEFRAYA'S "COMTE DE M" SETS A NEW RECORD: VINTAGE 2012 OBTAINS 93 POINTS, FROM ROBERT PARKER’S ‘’WINE ADVOCATE’’

Mechwar to Chmestar, Baalbeck

Mechwar Videos

September 19, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Shmustar, also spelled Shmistar or Chmistar (Arabic: شمسطار‎‎) is a Lebanese town located in Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon between Baalbeck and Zahleh, on the eastern…

Al Haush: A Piece of Heaven in the Heart of the Bekaa

Hotels

June 15, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

We planned to spend the weekend in the heart of the Bekaa... A piece of heaven on earth, Al Haush is a place rich with history... It feels like a museum filled with amazing traditional things... I was happy from the minute I opened the small…

Contact Info: Al Haush Guesthouse

Phone Number: +961 3 911110

Address: Housh el Ghanam village, between Zahle and Baalbeck, Kaza of Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 911110

Address: Housh el Ghanam village, between Zahle and Baalbeck, Kaza of Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Souk el Akel: For the First Time in the Bekaa; Celebrating Zahle

Events

May 12, 2017 | News | Bekaa

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk...

Mechwar Videos

February 12, 2017 | Lebanon

Rashaya, also known as Rashaya al-Wadi or Rachaya el-Wadi(and variations) is a town in Lebanon, situated in the Rashaya District and south of the Beqaa Governorate. It is situated at around 1,350 metres above…

Zahle: The Bride of the Bekaa

Mechwar Videos

February 06, 2017 | Bekaa

A red-roofed town set among the eastern foothills of Mount Sannine, Zahlé enjoys a prime location in the Beqaa valley. Snowcapped mountains tower above it in winter, while in summer its 945-meter elevation keeps the air light and dry.…

This Sunday... We're Going to Baalbeck!

News

September 22, 2016 | Popular | Lebanon

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Baalbeck is where we’re going this Sunday and every Sunday until December. Discover…

The Box of Change: Delivering Goodies from Ersal!

The Box

June 03, 2016

This morning 500 Boxes have made it around town. The Box is a monthly box of goodness that includes a handpicked selection of the finest food, goodies and gadgets from across Lebanon. This Box is special because it has been…

Instead of Rhône, France, Try Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

News

November 17, 2015 | Popular

Business Insider: 8 overrated wine countries around the world — and where to go instead Older might be better when it comes to wine, but not necessarily when it comes to wine country. Ditch the well-known spots and check out these…

Mechwar Baalbeck: A Day I'll Remember for a Long Time

Mechwar Videos

July 02, 2015 | Travel | Lebanon

One can't mention Lebanon without  thinking of Baalbeck, the great temple. The Roman temple of Baalbeck is considered one of the world's biggest, if not the biggest, and is famous to everyone interested in Roman civilization or simply…

Mountain House: High Standards and Beautiful Decor up in Baalbeck

Breakfast & Coffee

April 17, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

Stunning, this place is really amazing. I came to Baalbeck expecting to see a village in distress, exactly like you see on the news... Stunning is the word, the kind of place I rarely visit, a marvel, an architectural wonder, up in…

Contact Info: Mountain House

Phone Number: +961 3 278 926

Address: قرب مسجد الامام علي عليه السلام مقابل المدرسة الاهلية بعلبك, Baalbeck, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 278 926

Address: قرب مسجد الامام علي عليه السلام مقابل المدرسة الاهلية بعلبك, Baalbeck, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Zahle, Lebanon is Proudly an Unesco City of Gastronomy

News

February 16, 2015 | Bekaa

This morning, Raymond Hanna, a NoGarlicNoOnions reader and supporter sent me a story that put a smile on my face. Yes, out of only 5 cities around the world, Zahle, our local Lebanese Zahle is part of the UNESCO cities of Gastronomy. With that,…

Al Tanbakji: Plunge into the Lebanese Culinary Heritage

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 12, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Our discovery tour around Zahle ended at Al Tanbakji, this famous restaurant facing the Ksara winery. Al Tanbakji is a revival of our traditions within a restaurant. Enter a reconstructed Lebanese village, with decorative items taking you back…

Contact Info: Al Tanbakji

Phone Number: +961 8 808 208

Address: Ksara main road, Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 8 808 208

Address: Ksara main road, Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Visiting Zahle: A Delicious Journey Around the Bekaa Capital

Mechwar Videos

January 05, 2015 | Travel | Bekaa

Zahle is one of Lebanon’s gems. Although a long drive away from Beirut city, Zahle is not at all far, especially if you’re looking for something delicious to eat… Zahle has so much delicious food to offer and that’s not all…

Tasty Discovery: Homemade Kaak bi Halib from Kherbet Anafar

Tasty Discoveries

January 04, 2015 | Lebanon

One of my absolutely favorite bites is Kaak bi Halib or what are also known as soft milk buns or milk cakes. I love them and my preferred to date has been the ones sold at Salon des Familles in Zahle. But, recently I came across some really good…

Wine Grapes Harvest Season in Lebanon: Bekaa and Batroun

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

October 18, 2014 | Mechwar Videos

So much to discover and appreciate in our beautiful country...I wake up sometimes wanting to discover what's happening behind the mountains and valleys.. I am always ready to pack my camera and head down somewhere to satisfy my curiosity... Let's…

Le Petit Déjeuner du Vigneron at Le Relais Dionysos, Kefraya

Breakfast & Coffee

September 15, 2014 | International Cuisine | Lebanon

While the season for harvesting grapes is upon us, Chateau Kefraya is organizing tours for every wine enthusiast who wants to live the experience from end to start. Come to Kefraya, one of Lebanon’s finest wine producers, to understand…

Contact Info: Kefraya Winery, Relais Dionysos

Phone Number: +961 8 645 888

Address: Kefraya winery, West Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 8 645 888

Address: Kefraya winery, West Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Massaad Barbecue Zahle: Tales of Taouk

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 08, 2014 | Recommended | Bekaa

If you’re from Zahle or know someone living in Zahle, Massaad barbecue is a popular place there. “Tabliyet Massaad!” It’s what the locals tell you when you ask where you can find the best sandwich in the Bekaa.…

Bouzat el Berdawni: Zahle's Living Tradition

Ice Cream & Gelato

July 04, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa

Berdawni isn't only about Casino Arabi and Casino Mhanna, it’s also about the tastiest ice cream in Zahle and the famous Semsmieh. Visiting Zahle for a food discovery, specifically some sweet treats.   Located in the heart of Zahle's…

A Visit to Tanmia's Chicken Factory

Spotted Stories

June 25, 2014 | Lebanon

I love visiting factories, something I used to organize on a monthly basis for my scouts. I used to love introducing them to how things were produced, showing them how hard and sophisticated the process can be when it comes to innovative products,…

Salon el 3a2ilat, Zahle: Lebanon's Finest Kaak b 7alib

Desserts & Sweets

May 21, 2014 | Popular | Bekaa

I’d last been to Zahle more than two years ago and the flavors of their Kaak b Halib hadn’t left my memory. I can still remember their texture, their smell, their aroma and rich content. The morning I decided to head down to Bekaa, the…

Georges Massaad Zahle: Foul, Hommos, Balila and Fried Eggs

Breakfast & Coffee

May 21, 2014 | Street Food | Bekaa

I know, I should have been working on a Monday morning instead of touring around... Driven by passion, on this beautiful Monday morning I decided to give Zahle a visit. I'm new to the area so following some friends recommendations I landed at…

Contact Info: Fouad Georges Massaad

Phone Number: +961 8 801037

Address: Near al Saraya, Zahleh Boulevard, Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 8 801037

Address: Near al Saraya, Zahleh Boulevard, Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Chateau Ksara "The Original Story": A Video to Watch

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

December 18, 2013 | Spotted Stories

That's a video worth watching. A creative series of four videos of which the below is a general overview telling the story of the Ksara caves discovery. Ksara is the oldest winery in Lebanon. It has more than 155 years of winemaking history that…

Chateau Nakad: Wine, Culture and Taste Since 1923

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

May 10, 2013 | Spotted Stories

Located in the Bekaa is a small village called Jdita, known for its fertile land, stands an old house built on the remains of a wine cellar. The house dates back to the Bronze Age and carries the rich history behind Château Nakad. With a…

Meet Afendello - A Zesty Experience Like No Other

Popular

May 08, 2013 | Tasty Discoveries

Have you heard of Afendello? If you haven't yet, you're missing out on a lot and I will tell you why. You can take a minute. Perhaps you're still pondering over the name - Afendello - as it sounds like something you know? Afende (Lebanese…

We are Proud: Château Kefraya, Comte de M 2009 is now Internationally Acclaimed

News

March 07, 2013 | Popular

Château Kefraya, the second largest winery in the Beqaa Valley (Lebanon), recently earned the highest wine grade in the history of Lebanese wines with Comte de M 2009. American wine critic Robert Parker commanded the public's…

Tawlet Ammiq: A Breath of Fresh Air and Good Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 02, 2012 | Recommended | Lebanon

We tend to take some things in life for granted. We always wish to get away, travel far somewhere in nature, to escape and enjoy some peace and quiet. Although it may sound like a cliche, we can escape reality just an hour away from Beirut! I got…

Contact Info: Tawlet Ammik

Phone Number: + 961 3 00 44 81

Address: Ammiq old village – West Bekaa – Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: + 961 3 00 44 81

Address: Ammiq old village – West Bekaa – Lebanon [ view ]

Massaya's Weekly Summer Buffet

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 01, 2012 | Restaurants | Middle East

This summer's joyful destination, to eat drink and have fun Massaya, one of Lebanon's wineries is located on the road to Syria, next to the convent of Taanayel. A very nice Relais, planted with Lavender and trees where the grapes become wine…

Contact Info: Massaya

Phone Number: +9618 510 135

Address: Massaya, Taanayel, Bekaa [ view ]

Phone Number: +9618 510 135

Address: Massaya, Taanayel, Bekaa [ view ]

Lebanese Wine to Shine in London: London International Wine Festival 2012

News

May 09, 2012 | Travel

Lebanese wine gaining a lot of success this year. With the introduction of Lebanese wines in retail giants Mark & Spencers and now Wines of Lebanon returning to London International Wine Fair (LIWF)- Lebanon is now the talk of the world. If you…

Lebanese Wines to be Sold at Marks&Spencers Soon

News

May 01, 2012 | Travel

Today is May 1, Happy Labors Day to all. But now that its May, we are a little more closer to seeing Lebanese wines on the shelves of giant UK department stores, Marks&Spencers. This is part of UK retailer plans to promote Eastern…

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