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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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The Cheesecake Factory Dubai; The Sweet Desserts

Desserts & Sweets

March 20, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

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 known all around the world. At Dubai festival city,…

Eileen’s Cheesecakes of New York City

Desserts & Sweets

March 07, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

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 for its strawberry cheesecake, the lemon -one of…

Amaretti: A Neighborhood Cafe in Mar Takla

Desserts & Sweets

January 14, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

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 to choose. Unfortunately old and used, the…

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

Tasty Discoveries

January 07, 2018

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 year from Al Mandaloun are…

A Fine-Dining Culinary Experience at the Airport in Beirut

Airports

December 30, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

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 creations premium pastries of Beirut never did.…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Popelini; Paris' Best Choux a la Creme

Desserts & Sweets

December 04, 2017 | Recommended | France

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 you dream. Aromatic, flavorful, tender and…

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

Desserts & Sweets

November 06, 2017 | Recommended | Bekaa

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 one-and-only “Baba in a jar” comes a new…

Contact Info: Clement, Chasseurs de Saveurs

Phone Number: +961 3 753 563

Address: Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 753 563

Address: Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Passionnée de Gourmandises: Mouth Watering Cakes Baked at Home

Desserts & Sweets

November 05, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

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 classy menu and another transparent box hosting two…

Contact Info: Passionnee de Gourmandises

Phone Number: +961 3 502 064

Address: Secteur 2, Rue 55 Dbayeh, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 502 064

Address: Secteur 2, Rue 55 Dbayeh, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Angelina's Famous Mont Blanc: A Beirut Favorite!

Desserts & Sweets

August 22, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

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 piece of creation has nothing to do with any Mont…

Contact Info: Angelina, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 990992

Address: Foch Area, Saad Zaghloul Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 990992

Address: Foch Area, Saad Zaghloul Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Barbizon: Good Food is Served Here

French

January 29, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

This is my second time at Barbizon and this time, the experience was way better. The Beiruti fine dining address managed by Georges Batal, the man behind Au Vieux Quartier, Lutecia and Alésia, is located in Achrafieh where La Posta used…

Contact Info: Barbizon

Phone Number: +961 1 320 444

Address: Trabaud street, Liza Restaurant, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 320 444

Address: Trabaud street, Liza Restaurant, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Le Gabarit Healthy Christmas Logs

Recommended

December 15, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries

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 Christmas and most of us are trying to cut down on…

A Guide To Cake and Wine Pairings

Spotted Stories

November 18, 2016

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 which continue to evolve today. Alice…

Dominique Ansel Kitchen: The Unconventional Bakery

Reviews

August 02, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

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 rolled in circles, unconventional cravings and the…

Little Cupcake Bakeshop: The Dark Chocolate Cake!

Chocolate

August 02, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | USA

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 there to try out what the story is all about. Little…

Pumpkin Terrier: The Nutella and Banana Cake

Tasty Discoveries

July 08, 2016

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 facade on the street below, two smiley employees…

La Baguette: Tasting Traditional Peruvian Desserts

Breakfast & Coffee

May 19, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets

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 mouthwatering preparations are attractively placed...…

Doré Doré: Seoul's Famous Rainbow Cake

Breakfast & Coffee

May 08, 2016 | Recommended

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 flavor. Doré Doré is located in a street…

Contact Info: Doré Doré

Phone Number: +82 2-540-4553

Address: 40, Dosan-daero 15-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

Phone Number: +82 2-540-4553

Address: 40, Dosan-daero 15-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

Frank's: Home of the Rainbow Honey Cake

Tasty Discoveries

April 28, 2016

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 hundreds of sweet parlors, pastries and…

Contact Info: Frank's

Phone Number: +82 70-8156-5459

Address: 번지 1 층, 258-228 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 2(i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

Phone Number: +82 70-8156-5459

Address: 번지 1 층, 258-228 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 2(i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

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

Breakfast & Coffee

March 27, 2016 | French | France

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. Having breakfast here is a must at least once in your…

Contact Info: Angelina, Paris

Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 88 50

Address: 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 88 50

Address: 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France [ view ]

Gucci: The Coffee Shop in Milano

Breakfast & Coffee

February 10, 2016 | Restaurants | Italy

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 menu and a selection of chocolate truffles, tarts…

Evvivo Pandolia: The Panettone Kingdom

Recommended

February 09, 2016 | Spotted Stories | Italy

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 tried before, a must try as soon as you arrive in…

Galette des Rois: Five Expensive Cakes, Five Deceptions

Restaurants

January 07, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries

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 comparison in 2014 and a more detailed one on more…

Dominique Ansel's Version of the Rainbow Cake

News

December 05, 2015

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 French dessert, Mille-Feuille, translated to…

Goddess and The Baker: Coffee and More

Breakfast & Coffee

November 27, 2015 | Reviews | USA

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 at least two pieces of cake when you see them so…

Contact Info: Goddess and the Baker

Phone Number: +1 312 877.5176

Address: 33 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 312 877.5176

Address: 33 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 USA [ view ]

Au Bistro de Michel: My coup de Coeur

French

September 15, 2015 | Recommended | Beirut

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 Michel behind Byblos' main building in…

Contact Info: Au Bistrot de Michel

Phone Number: +961 1 216772

Address: Zahar street, behind bank byblos, near Rizk hospital, Achrafieh, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 216772

Address: Zahar street, behind bank byblos, near Rizk hospital, Achrafieh, Lebanon [ view ]

Maguy Edde: A Mouthwatering Fruit Cake

Recommended

July 03, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

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 others less so... but then I received this package, a…

Alchemy of Cake: The First Cake Recipe Illustrated Diagram

Spotted Stories

March 24, 2015

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, tools, and process of making a cake. Sometimes, they…

NoGarlicNoOnions Receives an Unexpected Gift

News

March 15, 2015

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 the fridge. A colorful, intricately…

Online Delivery: Not in Town? Surprise Someone with that Special Cake

Spotted Stories

February 19, 2015

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 ordering a whole cake to be sent to wish your friend a…

Feel the Love Season Coming with LaDuree

News

January 26, 2015

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 macaroons.   The limited edition macaroon box is called:…

The Cheesecake Factory Cakes now in Lebanon

Shopping Mall

January 10, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | 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 indulge in their famous treats... Where? Down at…

Galettes des Rois: Seven Cakes, One Verdict!

News

January 06, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Middle East

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 everyone, but I can pick and choose a few places each…

A Brilliant Idea: The Food Ministry's Christmas Cake in a Can

Spotted Stories

December 24, 2014

A stylishly designed cake to be baked in the can. Just add water. So easy it's childs play. Release those Christmas aromas! This gift is quite literally for everyone. Just add water and you can bake it with the kids, the can goes straight into the…

Christmas Yule Log- Buche de Noel: How it's Made

Tasty Discoveries

December 23, 2014

The making of a Buche de Noel... Have you ever wondered how the make them? I have. Last year, we entered the kitchens of Wooden Bakery for a journey around the country's largest Buche producer with more than 5,000 pieces baked a year. After…

A Taste of Goodness Christmas Buche... Proceeds will Help Libami

News

December 21, 2014

"A Buche can help a family in need" A feast for the eyes! The designer buche imagined by Tony Ward, renowned couturier, for Fleur de Lys, gourmet caterer, will steal your attention this holiday season. Born from the collaboration…

Stollen: A German Christmas Delicacy Meticulously Crafted in Lebanon

Tasty Discoveries

December 19, 2014

I've had ther chance to be the very forst to try those mouthwatering delicacies... Now is your turn. Stollen is a fruit cake containing dried fruit and marzipan and is typically covered with powdered sugar or icing sugar. The cake is normally…

Nicolas Audi: La Patisserie is Officially Open

Reviews

November 28, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

The glass door opens up to a place where fresh aromatic flavors are just waiting to burst out. Welcome to the world of Nicolas Audi, the famous Nicolas Audi who officially opens his pastry in Rabieh. I believe you are already aware of my…

World's Most Expensive Gingerbread House With Real Rubies and Pearls

News

November 25, 2014

A pastry chef, Georgia Green, is willing to recreate your own home as an edible gingerbread house that replaces jellybeans and fruit jellies with sea pearls and a ruby, for the princely sum of nearly $78,000. If you’re looking for a…

La Maison du Chou: Finesse and Simplicity is the Motto

Tasty Discoveries

November 24, 2014 | France

What a week! I wish I could stay longer in Paris, the capital of food and tasty innovations. As you may have noticed, I wanted to try the finest Choux a la Creme... A journey which started with Popelini continued with Choux D'Enfer, Odette…

Cookielicious: Creative Cookies in Hamra

Tasty Discoveries

October 16, 2014 | Beirut

The name is mouthwatering... The logo just makes you want to come in... when I did, and I am going to be honest, I was not too impressed to see the cookies stacked in plastic Tupperwares. But after trying the cookies, all was…

Contact Info: Cookieslicious

Phone Number: +961 71 086 680

Address: Sadat Street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 086 680

Address: Sadat Street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Crupcakes: When Croissant and Cupcake Meet

Chocolate

July 09, 2014 | Desserts & Sweets

Doughnuts, muffins, bagels and more have all been cross-bred with the croissant to create insanely popular Franken-foods. Trying to get in on that trend, Nick Chipman brainstormed what else could be combined with the croissant until the obvious…

Gilt's Desserts: Fine Pieces of Art on a Plate

Desserts & Sweets

July 07, 2014 | International Cuisine | Lebanon

Gilt... Come to think of it I am surprised that I still don't have a review about it on NGNO. Passing by for lunch or dinner has been difficult, but since I am looking for the best pain perdu in town, I have heard a lot of positive things about the…

Contact Info: Gilt

Phone Number: +961 76 997 676

Address: 752 Gouraud St. Saifi Village, Beirut 2028 1210, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 76 997 676

Address: 752 Gouraud St. Saifi Village, Beirut 2028 1210, Lebanon [ view ]

Keep Calm and Carry On: Cocoa&Co's Cake for Her Majesty

Spotted Stories

June 26, 2014

It was an immense pleasure watching Hala Beydoun from Cocoa&Co as she artistically crafts this year's birthday cake for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. Last year's cake was amazing and it's details were breathtaking. How was she able…

The Proper Way of Cutting a Cake: Would You Ever Use it?

Spotted Stories

June 19, 2014

Forget everything you know about cake cutting; this new method could turn the seemingly straight-forward practice on its head. Although, using the word ‘new’ isn’t accurate, because the method is actually a 100-year-old trick unearthed by…

Food: Ads vs Reality - An Interesting Infographic

Popular

June 17, 2014 | Spotted Stories

If you drool over that gleaming pure honey flowing over steamy mashed potato you’ve seen on TV, hold your horses. You’re likely salivating over motor oil and freshly microwaved wet tampon placed behind the potato. These are some of the…

Les Giscard: Enjoy Chocolate the Way Celebrities and Politicians Do...

Chocolate

June 09, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries

A patient of mine, with whom I share the same passion for food and traveling, came into my office yesterday with a surprise from her last trip to Switzerland. A box of chocolates from Würthrich, home of the world-famous "Giscard" chocolates…

Have a Cupcake and See What Your Future Holds

Food Gadgets

June 07, 2014

Today's your lucky day - you've got a cupcake with a surprise inside! These Fortune Cakes Cupcake Molds hold a special message printed right on the bottom, under all the deliciousness... They'll provide you with words of prophetic wisdom such as:…

Al Mandaloun: Dbayeh's New Boulangerie-Pâtisserie

Recommended

June 06, 2014 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

If you are driving through the internal road of Dbayeh, you'll see an old house that has been retouched and fitted with the latest state of the art baking ovens, offering a fine selection of bread, pastry, cookies and gifts. I stopped. As I opened…

Contact Info: Al Mandaloun Patisserie

Phone Number: +9614547411

Address: Dbayeh internal road, Al Mandaloun Cafe, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614547411

Address: Dbayeh internal road, Al Mandaloun Cafe, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Buffet Dinner at Radisson Blu, Tala Bay - Al Aqaba

International Cuisine

June 03, 2014 | Restaurants | Middle East

I've always been a fan of buffets at hotels. It helps in rating the stay from its culinary side, which I think is the most important aspect. A good buffet reflects professional staff, an organized kitchen and a dedicated team working with…

Knork: Cut with a Fork

Food Gadgets

June 01, 2014

Knork is a combination of knife and fork. Innovative beveled edge design cuts through food with one hand, while not being sharp to the mouth. Finger platform enhances ergonomics and provides leverage for the cutting action. [gallery…

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