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May 16, 2018

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

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Nutella Biscuits Are Something To Look Out For

Spotted Stories

February 23, 2018

And they look delicious. Nutella is great, isn't it? You can put it on crêpes, toast, pancakes... or, let's be honest, you can just dig into that jar with a spoon  and take a moment to enjoy (eyes closed). After the recent…

My Favorite Street Crepe in Paris

Recommended

January 15, 2018 | Reviews | France

Expect to wait around 15 minutes for your crepe at Crêperie Genia, only because there is always a crowd waiting to get their hands on the yummiest crepe in Paris. What I love about this place is simple: Crêperie Genia's crepes are…

Contact Info: Creperie Genia

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

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…

Emm Salim Bakery: Ejjet Bayd and Mabroumet Nutella in Anfeh

Bread & Bakeries

December 20, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

My latest discovery is a must try! Emm Salim’s bakery is one of the many places that have made Anfeh famous. Located in the old souk, the famous "Tahet el Rih" resort and surely the Phoenician sea fortress... Hidden in the old village with no…

Stacks: Delivering Mouthwatering Pancakes Around Beirut

Desserts & Sweets

June 24, 2017 | Reviews | Lebanon

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 covered with one of Sara's unique sauces. I love…

The Pancake Bar Mini Bites with Nutella at ABC Achrafieh

Desserts & Sweets

June 22, 2017 | Shopping Mall | Beirut

A new pancake bar has opened at ABC... two kids sitting behind the counter listening to their music, stuff and boxes thrown here and there, no life and no decor only water bottles and Nutella jars. The female server stood up after a couple…

Nutella's Exclusive and Colorful Jars Make Colorful Waves

Spotted Stories

June 02, 2017

Nutella has gone all colorful, fresh and unique. Nutella's manufacturer Ferrero worked with advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather Italia on the project, titled Nutella Unica using one algorithm to generate millions of unique packaging designs for…

First Official Nutella Cafe to Ever Open

News

May 18, 2017

Ferraro to open the first owned and operated restaurant, Nutella Cafe, end of this month! Whether you're grabbing coffee on the way to work or looking for a neighborhood lunch spot, the new Nutella Cafe will offer an array of all-day dishes and…

Abou'l Ward: A Sandwich Kiosk in Jounieh

Sandwiches

February 16, 2017 | Keserwan

On my way up to the North, I felt hungry and decided to stop by Abou'l Ward. I have been here before and enjoyed their sandwiches. Abou'l Ward is a small kiosk on Jounieh’s highway after Joson's, facing La Cité. A traditional Lebanese…

Sandwiched: My Favorite American Diner in Town... Delicious Food!

American

February 14, 2017 | Burgers | Keserwan

Two years have passed since I last visited Sandwiched, a diner nestled on Jounieh's interior road offering a selection of delicious sandwiches and burgers. The menu has changed but the decor is still the same. I love how this place is simple and…

Contact Info: Sandwiched

Phone Number: +961 9 911 565

Address: Sheer,Next to Habana, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 911 565

Address: Sheer,Next to Habana, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Happy Nutella Day!

News

February 05, 2017

Have you ever loved something so much you thought it deserved a holiday? An American blogger named Sara Rosso did. That’s why she founded World Nutella® Day on February 5th, 2007. And Nutella® fans loved it! They came…

Mazarine Coffee: The Tartines of San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee

February 02, 2017 | Recommended | California

Walking down the streets of San Francisco, a coffee shop grabbed my attention. Mazarine Coffee looks fresh with a traditional feel. A wide space, ceramic tiles, an industrial ceiling, wooden tables and leather benches follow the walls. Soft…

Contact Info: Mazarine

Phone Number: +1 (415) 398-7700

Address: 720 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (415) 398-7700

Address: 720 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States [ view ]

Nutella Burger at McDonald's Italy - Only

Chocolate

November 19, 2016 | News

Sweety con Nutella is two sweet buns holding a hearty serving of creamy Nutella, oozing in chocolatey goodness with every bite. Yum... Breakfast treat? This a new burger at McDonald's and is part of McCafé’s dessert menu. While it is…

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…

Nutella Fans: The ‘Nutty Chocolatta’ Donut

Chocolate

May 06, 2016 | News

Krispy Kreme fans rejoice... Actually Nutella fans rejoice... A Nutella®-flavored doughnut, dubbed ‘Nutty Chocolatta’ stuffed with the hazelnut spread and sprinkled with chocolate plus nuts will go on sale in the UK in a few days.…

Creperie Genia: The Best Street Crepe in Paris

Popular

March 27, 2016 | Recommended | France

I'm skipping the intros and the descriptions and going straight to the crepes. This is a review about my favorite crepe in Paris and probably my favorite one from around the world. A crepe that's only €4,5 sold at a kioske at the…

Contact Info: Creperie Genia

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

There's a New Chocolate Spread: Twix Spread

Chocolate

March 17, 2016 | Spotted Stories

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has unveiled a new addition to its spreads range, Twix Spread. The company said the new chocolate and caramel spread with crunchy biscuit pieces is best served on warm toast or as a crumpet topper. Read more about…

Crepico: Pancakes Heaven in Nutella Kingdom

Recommended

March 02, 2016 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

It's still my favorite, a place taking crepes, waffles and pancakes to another level, treating them like pieces of art... It's called Crepico and it's on Zalka highway. On Zalka highway, the place can't be missed. A beautiful decor, blue facade,…

Contact Info: Crepico

Phone Number: +961 1 883 444

Address: Haroun Street, Next to Starbucks, Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 883 444

Address: Haroun Street, Next to Starbucks, Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

Kinder Bueno Dark is Back

News

February 19, 2016

Following a successful appearance last year, Kinder Bueno Dark is returning to shelves this spring. The product features a hazelnut filling, encased in a dark chocolate covered wafer. Dark chocolate is getting the limelight...  

Write Your Name and Message on a Nutella Jar

News

February 09, 2016 | Spotted Stories

The latest trend is writing your name on your favorite products. Coke started it and now all brands are craving it. You can now get your name on a Nutella jar in seconds. It’s here! Whatever it is you might want to say, you can now‪…

Yeh! Yogurt, Nutella and Explosions of Sweetness

Breakfast & Coffee

January 23, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Yeh! is a franchise located in Kantari, a concept developed in Canada and now here in Beirut. The last time I went wasn't the finest of experiences but I thought it was maybe due to the fact that it had just opened. Visiting again today, I tried one…

Contact Info: Yeh

Phone Number: +961 1 375 040

Address: Next to Aziz, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 375 040

Address: Next to Aziz, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Vive La Crepe: Loved the Concept not the Crepes

French

October 31, 2015 | Restaurants | USA

It looks French and it's in New York. Vive La Crepe is a place known for its crepes and I personally felt like having one this evening. A beautifully well-lit place, Vive La Crepe is said to be a perfect place for your crepe cravings. Each…

Contact Info: Vive la Crepe

Phone Number:

Address: New York [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: New York [ view ]

Popolo: A Close Encounter with the Chefs

Restaurants

October 18, 2015 | Lebanon

Everyone is talking about Popolo, the new Italian restaurant from AddMind, in Ain Mreiseh. Inspired by Italy's culinary expertise, Popolo boast a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. I was invited to meet the chefs, an Italian, Giuseppe…

Finger Biscuits: Some Innovations are Just Wow!

Chocolate

September 17, 2015 | Spotted Stories

How many times have you craved just opening a jar of Nutella and dig in with your fingers... I guess most of us have and this is why this 'urge' for all time favorite chocolate jar has led to the creation of innovative cookies designed by Paolo…

Woodbees: Tackling Sandwiches from Another Perspective

International Cuisine

August 14, 2015 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon

Woodbees is an interesting name and its structure is definitely eye catching as you drive through the Zalka highway... Wait until you've set foot inside this immense space. Fresh air, an olive tree, white ceramics covering the floor and lots of…

Contact Info: Woodbees

Phone Number: +961 1 886 600

Address: Zalka Highway next to Wooden Bakery, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 886 600

Address: Zalka Highway next to Wooden Bakery, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Nutella Jars Get An Artful Makeover

Spotted Stories

June 29, 2015

Nutella has commissioned Paris-based artist Nairone, to spice up their Facebook fan page, by giving the iconic bottles an artful, eye-catching makeover.     Nairone signature design style is detailed typography-illustration…

Recommended: Breakfast at Heathrow's Hilton, London

Breakfast & Coffee

May 27, 2015 | Recommended | UK

An early morning, 8am here in Heathrow, sounds of the fountain, smooth music playing in the background... I woke up early just to check their breakfast and I'm happy I've done so. I honestly wasn't planning on giving a breakfast a review of its…

Contact Info: Hilton Heathrow

Phone Number: +44 20 8759 7755

Address: TERMINAL 4, HOUNSLOW, TW6 3AF, UNITED KINGDOM [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 20 8759 7755

Address: TERMINAL 4, HOUNSLOW, TW6 3AF, UNITED KINGDOM [ view ]

Crepes, Waffles and Pancakes: 16 Spots Rated

Reviews

May 25, 2015 | Spotted Stories | Middle East

I've been touring around the country in search of the best crepes, waffles and pancakes to feed my sweet tooth. There are a lot of options out there and here I've tried to present a good range for you to check out. 16 spots each with a difference,…

Yeh! Waffles, Pancakes, Crepes and Frozen Yogurt

Restaurants

March 07, 2015 | Reviews | Beirut

Yeh! is not new to me considering my sisters used to tell me about this special concept that they enjoy in Montreal. They even wrote a Friends&Co review about it a while back describing the place to have good frozen yogurt cups as well…

Contact Info: Yeh

Phone Number: +961 1 375 040

Address: Next to Aziz, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 375 040

Address: Next to Aziz, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Michele Ferrero, Italy's Richest Man, Owner of the Nutella brand, Dies

News

February 15, 2015

Michele Ferrero, the world’s richest confectionery maker whose Nutella chocolate and hazelnut spread helped raise generations of Italians and define Italian sweets, has died, he was 89. Sergio Mattarella, Italy’s president, praised…

Maltesers Enters the Chocolate-Spread World

Chocolate

January 27, 2015 | News

Is nutella getting more competition? After we heard of Hershy's spread now comes Maltesers chocolate spread. Following the success of the Maltesers Teasers Bars, the malty, chocolate treat can now be enjoyed as a spread. Designed to be…

Just an Email Away: Your Name on a Nutella Jar

News

January 06, 2015

You can now get your name on a Nutella jar in seconds. Just email them your name and a free label will be delivered to your mailbox. How cool is that? Click on Nutellanewname.com and get started. It comes in three languages - English, French…

Our Own NoGarlicNoOnions Nutella Jar!

News

December 01, 2014

Just last week I posted something on personlizing your own Nutella Jar and was asking if anyone was coming from London anytime soon to grab me a jar with the nogarlicnoonions on it... Little did I know then that I would actually be in London... The…

Personalize Your Name on a Nutella Jar. Yep, You Heard Right!

Spotted Stories

November 19, 2014

Personlaized is the new big thing... after seeing my name on a Coca Cola can my next fanstasy was seeing on a jar of Nutella. Don't luagh because I am sure you're thinking the same thing... and it seems a lot of people are... and now this dream…

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 ]

Price of Nutella Could Rise!

News

August 17, 2014

Price of Nutella could rise after poor weather devastated hazelnut crops. The Independent reports Chocolate makers and fans of hazelnut-filled products including Nutella spread may need to brace themselves for price rises, after poor…

100% Whole Wheat Markouk Bread from Sawfar, Worth Trying

Bread & Bakeries

June 24, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

I never imagined that I will be writing a review on bread... More so 'markouk' bread. While visiting a new hotel in Bhamdoun, someone recommended that I continue up the highway to Sawfar to find a place known for its Nutella and banana sandwich in…

Cronutella: A Good Reason to Celebrate

News

May 14, 2014

Dominique Ansel's Cronut has teamed up with Nutella. Is this a match made in heaven? The two gigantic brand names are celebrating their birthday. While the Cronut is one this month, Nutella just turned 50. To celebrate, Nutella stuffed…

Nutella-licious! New York Gets its Own Nutella Bar

News

May 11, 2014

NYC will be getting its own Nutella Bar starting May 12. Worth a trip to New York, don't you agree?  Priced between $3-$6, the Nutella Bar will feature a full menu of Nutella-licious items including a buttery croissant filled with Nutella,…

Oslo: Lebanon's Famous Ice Cream and Cakes Parlor!

Ice Cream & Gelato

April 26, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Who doesn't know Oslo by now, the famous ice cream maker who took Lebanon by storm, offering one of the finest one-liter tubs found in the country. For the last decade or so, I have been waiting yearly for the summer season to indulge in some…

Pzza.Co… Will Put a Smile on your Face… I was Overwhelmed

Italian

April 07, 2014 | Pizza | Lebanon

BRGR.Co started in Lebanon and found its way into the international market... The same people who brought you BRGR.Co now bring you PZZA.Co, a gourmet accessible Italian concept with a focal element being the all time favorite; Pzza! PZZA.Co is…

Contact Info: Pzza.Co

Phone Number: +961 1 999 838

Address: Beirut Souks, Patriarch Howayek Street Beirut, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 999 838

Address: Beirut Souks, Patriarch Howayek Street Beirut, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Would You Like to See Minimal Version Designs and Packaging of Your Favorite Food Products?

Spotted Stories

March 07, 2014

According to The New York Times, The average person sees up to 5,000 ads a day. All the ads are full of colors, product labels are slammed in our faces in magazine, online, billboards... Imagine if all packaging toned it down a bit focusing on clean…

Bagelstein: Bagels Are Taking Over Paris

Reviews

February 22, 2014 | Street Food | France

Last year, the French capital saw the rise of the Burger trend... among others. I realized that Paris is opening up to different and more international food bites... and today, I believe it's bagels. When I tried Stanz, I felt a new trend…

Contact Info: Bagelstein

Phone Number:

Address: 16, Rue Joubert, Paris 9e, France [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: 16, Rue Joubert, Paris 9e, France [ view ]

Nutella Turns 50 in May: Be a Part of the Festivities

News

February 15, 2014

Nutella celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and more specifically, May 18 is the day. The iconic chocolate spread wants to say “thank you” to the millions of consumers who love Nutella, big and small. The brand will celebrate its birthday with…

"Nutella" Enters War!

News

January 17, 2014

Finally! Does Nutella finally have a competitor? Hershey's just released a line of chocolate spreads with different ingredients, one of which is a direct competitor to all time favorite Nutella - chocolate with hazelnut. Two other flavors are…

Bakeries Redefined... Zaatar W Zeit's Stand Alone in Byblos

Breakfast & Coffee

January 02, 2014 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

After visiting Zaatar W Zeit Zalka with my family last week, I decided to give this place another try before drawing any conclusions. As a small recap, my last experience was unacceptable.  I headed down to another branch just to see how the…

Contact Info: Zaatar W Zeit, Byblos

Phone Number: +961 71 604 758

Address: Byblos-Tripoli highway, Jbeil, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 604 758

Address: Byblos-Tripoli highway, Jbeil, Lebanon [ view ]

Pizza Cups: Try the Limited Edition Holidays Specials

Popular

December 10, 2013 | Tasty Discoveries | Middle East

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... Oh this good old Christmas rhyme makes me smile especially  when I feel like the goose during the days that lead up to the festivities... Tasting some of the most amazing creations conceptualized…

Contact Info: Cup&Roll

Phone Number: +961 1 888 792

Address: Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 888 792

Address: Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

30 Foods You’ll Never Have To Buy Again

Spotted Stories

November 03, 2013

Cut your grocery list in half by making delicious, healthy versions of your favorite foods at home. Because it's healthier... Bake low-fat tortilla chips in the oven. Skip the not-so-awesome palm oil in Nutella by making your…

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