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Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!
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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My New Favorite Breakfast Experience: Hotel Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 30, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

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…

Contact Info: Kempinski Summerland

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Kitchen Yard: A Casual Lunch at ABC Verdun

International Cuisine

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Meet Ali, Ali rocks, fun, smiles, and jokes... a waiter I’ll take to my restaurant if I had one. Even though I heard Kitchen Yard was closing soon, I couldn’t but try it to understand why. When “La Petite Table” is fully…

Dinner at Ladurée Champs Elysées: A Restaurant for Tourists

French

November 16, 2017 | Restaurants | France

When you enjoy an exceptional breakfast, a delightful lunch, and an exciting dinner, you plan on coming back for another meal! Ladurée, the macaron king and famous breakfast creator opens for lunch and dinner until 10pm. After visiting…

Contact Info: Ladurée, Paris

Phone Number: +33 1 40 75 08 75

Address: 75 Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 40 75 08 75

Address: 75 Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

Petrossian: Luxury Food, Caviar and Salmon at Lafayette Gourmet

Fish & Seafood

November 15, 2017 | Restaurants | France

How many times have I passed in front of the Petrossian stand - which is known to have the world’s best Caviar - without stopping? How many times has my mouth watered in front of the salmon display which I thought was only for takeaway. Today,…

Contact Info: Lafayette Gourmet, Paris

Phone Number: +33 1 42 82 34 56

Address: 35 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 42 82 34 56

Address: 35 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France [ view ]

The Poke Spot: Tasty Bowls Hit New York

Japanese & Sushi

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Newly opened, the Poke Spot is a trendy destination near union square New York. Choose your base: brown rice, lettuce, white rice or zucchini spaghetti then add further ingredients to your liking or take one of the pre-prepared bowls. Salmon,…

Bermuda Onion: Lunch at Beaugrenelle Paris

International Cuisine

September 28, 2017 | Restaurants | France

The Beaugrenelle shopping complex... I love it here... different from Printemps, Le Bon Marche or Lafayette, Beaugrenelle is a shopping mall built in an artistic and fresh way. Light comes in from all sides making colorful reflections and enhancing…

Karamanlidika: A Favorite Deli Shop in Athens

Recommended

August 21, 2017 | Restaurants | Greece

I never imagined that one day I'll be having lunch at a deli in Athens owned and managed by locals. Cold cuts and cheeses with an open kitchen, this deli serves whatever the fridge hosts alongside a rich selection of unconventional local…

Zeralda: Eat While Inhaling Others' Smoke

French

June 22, 2017 | Restaurants | Keserwan

"Bistronomie Francaise" is its tag line - Zeralda is a bistro serving upscale French cuisine. It is nestled in the heart of Jounieh/Sarba. At the entrance of Sarba is an old house where Zeralda welcomes you for dinner every day of the week.…

Contact Info: Zeralda

Phone Number: +961 9 932 787

Address: El Chir Street, Sarba, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 932 787

Address: El Chir Street, Sarba, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Superfoods With Beauty Benefits

Spotted Stories

May 28, 2017

There are certain foods that have amazing beauty benefits. For example did you know that oysters thickens and strengthens your hair? A few small adjustments to your diet can actually work wonders in improving the health of your skin, hair, nails and…

Yong Kang Street: Poke Bowls on the Move in New York

Japanese & Sushi

April 16, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

There's a choice of 12 poke bowls at the Japanese fast food concept 'Turnstyle'. A small portion sold at $12 for which you can have salmon, tuna, chicken or a mix of seafood. Warm rice topped with Edamame, avocado, sesame, several seafood choices…

Gold Wrapped Sushi Rolls for Luck

Spotted Stories

February 20, 2017

Last week, Japan celebrated Setsubun, a holiday where people try to invite good fortune into their homes. Part of the custom has evolved from throwing beans to invite good fortune and ward off evil spirits to eating giant sushi rolls called…

Breakfast at the Kempinski Cairo

Breakfast & Coffee

February 03, 2017 | Hotels | Middle East

Visiting some friends staying at the Kempinski in Cairo, I decided to join them for breakfast. For thirty dollars breakfast is more of a lunch. Served with a certain class and finesse, the palace deserves its popular reputation. That morning I…

Couqley: Always a Good Idea

French

February 01, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

When you feel like having a decent piece of meat on a Wednesday night; just pick up the phone and reserve at Couqley. It's been a while since I last visited the famous Steak-Frites restaurant located at Dbayeh's Blueberry Square. The same decor…

Contact Info: Couqley Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 4 444876

Address: Blueberry Square, Dbayeh Highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444876

Address: Blueberry Square, Dbayeh Highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

French

November 29, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

One of Beirut's most popular restaurants is still going strong. My last experience there, almost 4 years ago, was shockingly bad, but I am back for the food everyone is still talking about.  Awarded with the "2012 Restaurant and Bar…

Contact Info: Cocteau

Phone Number: +961 1 970 707

Address: Palladium Building, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 970 707

Address: Palladium Building, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Divvy: Sharing at The Backyard Hazmieh

International Cuisine

November 14, 2016 | Restaurants | Lebanon

It's been sometime since I last visited DIVVY... I headed to their branch at the Backyard Hazmieh to have lunch with my friends, sat and appreciated the simple decor, its diverse menu and enjoy a pleasant lunch served by a professional team. A…

Contact Info: DIVVY Hazmieh

Phone Number: +961 5 954244

Address: The Backyard, Hazmieh, Baabda, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 5 954244

Address: The Backyard, Hazmieh, Baabda, Lebanon [ view ]

A Comparative Review: Sushi for Lunch, 3 Places, 1 Winner!

Comparative Review

November 09, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Middle East

The comparative series are a set of reviews I'll be publishing from now on. Feeling like having an enjoyable meal, I'll be ordering the same item from three to four different places for a constructive comparison... let's enjoy lunch and start with…

What Does Your Favorite Sushi Say About You?

News

June 09, 2016

What does your favorite sushi say about you... Here's a fun infographic by sushi and coffee lover Ryoko Iwata that reveals certain facets of your personality based on your favorite type of sushi.

Ache: Sushi With Latin Influences in Lima

Asian/Chinese

May 21, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi

I just felt like walking in... I love sushi, the name seems nice, the place is welcoming and inviting and I was hungry. Located next to the Hilton is a fine restaurant called Ache where music plays smoothly, a hostess welcomes you with a smile and…

Contact Info: Ache

Phone Number: +51 1 2219315

Address: Av. la Paz 1055, Miraflores 15074, Peru [ view ]

Phone Number: +51 1 2219315

Address: Av. la Paz 1055, Miraflores 15074, Peru [ view ]

Bada Hwesarang (바다회사랑): The Memorable Sashimi Dinner

Asian/Chinese

April 25, 2016 | Fish & Seafood

It's surely not a place for tourists lost somewhere in a tight street, a restaurant known for taking raw fish and sashimi managed by locals who don't speak English. Seeing us amazed them! I'm sure they were wondering how we landed here. Street…

Contact Info: Bada Hwesarang

Phone Number: +82 2-338-0872

Address: 566-8 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

Phone Number: +82 2-338-0872

Address: 566-8 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

Poisson Magazine: Du Saumon au Cedre du Liban

Popular

March 21, 2016 | Souk el Akel

C’est une drôle d’histoire gourmande, celle d’Emile Strunc, consultant en techniques de négociation mais cuisinier passionné et maître-brasseur. En voyage en allemagne, il découvre la technique finlandaise de…

Friend of a Farmer: Slow and Not Worth the Wait

Breakfast & Coffee

July 01, 2015 | International Cuisine | USA

Like an old lady's house, the sort of thing you see in the movies with its wood walls and flooring, open windows overlooking the street below, wind flowing around the trees while guests enjoyed their breakfast, this place is busy and loud, but the…

Tsunami: The Experience Changes on Busy Days

Japanese & Sushi

March 20, 2015 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

After experiencing each of Tsunami's three locations we came back on a busy Saturday to try it when it was full. I usually like the Tsunami down in Antelias and was looking forward to a good meal. Inside this small space are light wooden tables,…

Contact Info: Tsunami

Phone Number: +961 3 260 860

Address: Antelias Highway, O&C street, Salhab Street, Antelias, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 260 860

Address: Antelias Highway, O&C street, Salhab Street, Antelias, Lebanon [ view ]

Mon Maki a Moi: Special Doesn't Always Imply Better...

Japanese & Sushi

July 28, 2014 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Special! Yes Mon Maki A Moi is special like most people say it is… but what I experienced made me realize that it’s definitely special in more than one way… "Mon Maki A Moi" has a special name indeed and it is in fact one of the…

Contact Info: Mon Maki a Moi, Jbeil

Phone Number: +961 9 737 700

Address: Byblos main road, Jbeil, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 737 700

Address: Byblos main road, Jbeil, Lebanon [ view ]

The Superfood Super Guide

Spotted Stories

May 26, 2014

Superfoods. We keep hearing about them, especially now, where ever we go, people mention it. It's like when you learn a new word, suddenly you start hearing everyone using it... weird no? What we do know though is that they are good for your body…

Gardens of Babylon on the Rooftop, London

French

May 01, 2014 | International Cuisine | UK

I’d been told there were two things I had to visit in London: the Shard and the roof gardens and here we were doing both during this discovery trip to the British capital. Renowned for serving fine food, Babylon is one of those places that…

Contact Info: Babylon

Phone Number: +44 207 368 3993

Address: 99 Kensington High Street (London, W8 5SA), United Kingdom [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 207 368 3993

Address: 99 Kensington High Street (London, W8 5SA), United Kingdom [ view ]

Meat The Fish: Fresh Salmon Delivered to Your Doorstep

Tasty Discoveries

April 26, 2014

Chances are that if you’ve eaten out in Lebanon, you’ll have tried Meat The Fish’s products without knowing it. Now you can have your favorite salmon cuts as well as premium meat delivered to your doorstep whenever you…

LUX: A Tasty Fresh Organic Gourmet

International Cuisine

April 22, 2014 | Recommended | Lebanon

I've been hearing a lot about Lux since it first opened but never had the chance to visit before. Meeting for a business lunch, it was the best of opportunities to discover this place inside out and enjoy its many details with the calmness of the…

Contact Info: LUX

Phone Number: +961 1 444 311

Address: Al Jamarek str., Port District, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 444 311

Address: Al Jamarek str., Port District, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee

April 12, 2014 | Recommended | Lebanon

What a beautiful day. It was 9am on an awesome sunny morning when we reached The Four Seasons hotel. With a big smile on her face, the hostess welcomed us in... "Good morning sir, the weather is beautiful, would you like to sit on the terrace?" It…

Contact Info: Four Seasons Hotel, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue 2020 4107 Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue 2020 4107 Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Breakfast at Gordon's Cafe: Try the Salmon and Eggs

Breakfast & Coffee

March 29, 2014 | Restaurants | Lebanon

I woke up one morning and felt like enjoying a good hefty breakfast. Between meetings in Beirut, I decided to spend some time at Gordon's Cafe at Le Gray Hotel.  My friend and I sat outside as the weather was sunny and beautiful and enjoyed a…

Contact Info: Gordon's Cafe

Phone Number: +961 1 971 111

Address: Martyrs' Square, Beirut Central District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 971 111

Address: Martyrs' Square, Beirut Central District, Lebanon [ view ]

Ginette: The Eatery, The Fashion Boutique, The Art Gallery

International Cuisine

March 20, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Ginette,  located in the heart of Gemmayze, has been the talk of town for sometime now. This funky and trendy concept space hosts a coffee shop and restaurant, an art gallery, and a boutique... all in one location hidden behind tall green…

Contact Info: Ginette

Phone Number: +961 1 570 440

Address: Convivium V Project, Gouraud Street, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 570 440

Address: Convivium V Project, Gouraud Street, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Crepaway's New Meat Free Items are Delicious

American

March 06, 2014 | Burgers | Middle East

Yes, I'm back to Crepaway and this time, to try their newly launched items during the month of fasting. Items include a salad, a quinoa burger and a club sandwich  - the same great taste in an innovative manner yet keeping those who are fasting…

Contact Info: Crepaway

Phone Number: +961 9 637638

Address: Sahel Alma, Jounieh Highway, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 637638

Address: Sahel Alma, Jounieh Highway, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Casablanca: Discovering New Horizons While Staying in Town

International Cuisine

February 27, 2014 | Recommended | Lebanon

Authenticity is key at Casablanca, a unique restaurant set in an old white Lebanese house on Ain Mreiseh. Facing a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea, this spot is a true gem in the heart of Beirut. Stepping into their stand-alone set up, one…

Contact Info: Casablanca

Phone Number: +961 1 369334

Address: Dar Al Mreisseh Street, Beirut, Ain EL Mreisseh, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 369334

Address: Dar Al Mreisseh Street, Beirut, Ain EL Mreisseh, Lebanon [ view ]

Pret a Manger: Now in Paris... And I Simply Love it

International Cuisine

February 25, 2014 | Recommended | France

What a lovely concept - I love Pret a Manger. I first came across Pret last year during a visit to London. In my opinion, this place has changed the way we view fast food. You can walk in grab a healthy sandwich, juice, some fruits and walk out...…

Contact Info: Pret A Manger, Paris

Phone Number:

Address: [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: [ view ]

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 ]

Roadster Diner: It's Always Nice to Enjoy the Classics

American

February 02, 2014 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

At times it gets a bit overwhelming to think of a restaurant to dine. It's not as easy as one would imagine especially that there are so many new places and so many new cuisines out there. Some are good while others are mediocre. Some places are…

Contact Info: Roadster Diner

Phone Number: 1585

Address: Zalka main road, Jal El Dib, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: 1585

Address: Zalka main road, Jal El Dib, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Mandaloun Dbayeh: Steak Frites a la Francaise

International Cuisine

January 26, 2014 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Al Mandaloun is a place I love. I often come here for their signature ice creams or spend time with my family on Sundays or come with friends for dinner. And now they have introduced new items to the menu including Steak-Frites. You won't miss it,…

Contact Info: Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 4 545411

Address: Dbayeh Internal Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 545411

Address: Dbayeh Internal Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Kaiten Sushi Conveyor: Simple, Tasty and Enjoyable

Japanese & Sushi

January 24, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

At the end of Hamra street is a Japanese place called Kaiten. Red is the main color defining a place I really like. Walk in, sit at the conveyer belt and watch a sushi-tender prepare the rolls. I have been here three times already and enjoy the…

The Beazbee: A Fine Lebanese-Style English Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

January 16, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

I've been tagged on Instagram, on several occasions, on dishes from a place called Beazbee. Interesting and mouthwatering preparations that enticed me to want to come have a closer look at the place. I tried going there last Saturday evening to find…

Contact Info: Beazbee

Phone Number: +961 1 748 755

Address: Gefinor Center, Clemenceau Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 748 755

Address: Gefinor Center, Clemenceau Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

L'Atelier de L'Eclair: Sweet and Savory Delicacies

Desserts & Sweets

January 15, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | France

My journey to the French capital was a short one this time. But there was no way I was going to leave the city without finding yet another tasty discovery. My trip ended with style at L'Atelier de L'Eclair. This simple yet luxurious pastry shop in…

2013: Best Italian Pizza in Lebanon

Italian

December 15, 2013 | Pizza | Middle East

Italian food has always been a favorite in Lebanon. 2013 witnessed a boom of new Italian restaurants, where pizza-making has become an art - the dough, the crust, time of cooking, ingredients used.... and more... It's not as simple as you think...…

Sushi on the Conveyor Belt at SÔ Achrafieh

International Cuisine

November 05, 2013 | Italian | Beirut

Who doesn't know SO, Downtown or DT... three restaurants which have been around for years, maintaining the same quality - and I was going to say "and service" but I changed my mind... at least at SO. Visiting SO for lunch with a friend I was a bit…

Contact Info: Sô Beirut

Phone Number: +961-1-336644

Address: Achrafieh, St. Nicolas Street, Quantum tower, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-336644

Address: Achrafieh, St. Nicolas Street, Quantum tower, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

The Atrium Cafe: Westin Hotel, Dublin

Reviews

October 27, 2013 | Restaurants | Europe

"How can a hotel like the Westin have no lobby?" Is a question you may ask yourself as you walk in. Don't be too quick to even think it. The Westin Dublin does boast a large space where you can have coffee or meet friends, but it's up on the first…

NGNO's Tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Food and Breast Cancer

News

October 24, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and…

8 Things Worth Knowing about Eating Sushi

News

October 14, 2013 | Popular

Sushi is delicious, and at the end of the day there are few ways to really get it wrong, but this graphic from I Love Coffee can help you up your sushi game and enjoy the experience a bit more. For starters, the major tip at the top of the comic…

TSC Signature: A Paradise for Foodies

Spotted Stories

September 25, 2013 | Tasty Discoveries

I used to wait to travel to France to spend endless hours at signature gourmet shops like La Grande Episserie de Paris or Lafayette Gourmet... simply to give my senses a treat. I recently discovered that I can do the same in Lebanon - TSC Signature.…

Contact Info: TSC Signature

Phone Number: +961 1 993 170

Address: Souk Sayyour, Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 993 170

Address: Souk Sayyour, Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

There's More to Salmon: Let's Check Out Some Varieties

Tasty Discoveries

September 24, 2013

Since they've opened more than a decade ago, Le Marin Traiteur has been providing the local market with a fine salmon quality. Every time my family and I want to enjoy in some premium seafood, they are who we call. Last week, with a bunch of…

Breakfast at Le Gray: Starting Your Day in Style

Breakfast & Coffee

September 23, 2013 | Recommended | Beirut

I thought I had visited almost all of the major five-star hotels for breakfast in Lebanon. I was actually working on publishing my verdict until I found out by pure coincidence that Le Gray has recently launched a buffet breakfast. Stop I said. This…

Contact Info: Le Gray Hotel

Phone Number: +961 1 971111

Address: Martyrs Square, Waygand Street Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 971111

Address: Martyrs Square, Waygand Street Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Perfect Sushi Made Easy at Home

Food Gadgets

September 20, 2013

Professional, round sushi can now be created in your own kitchen with your own choice of fillings. With just three easy steps, you can make roll after roll, and will have your guests coming back for more. With easy-to-follow instructions, the…

Phoenicia Hotel: A Five Stars Breakfast I Recommend

Breakfast & Coffee

August 26, 2013 | Recommended | Lebanon

My quest continues, searching for the best breakfast you can have at a five star hotel in Lebanon. Le Gray, Le Royal, The Four Seasons, Hilton and now its time for Phoenicia Hotel. Today's experience was the closest I have had to the big hotels I've…

Contact Info: Mosaic, Phoenicia

Phone Number: +961 1 357027

Address: Phoenicia Hotel Main Lobby Level Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 357027

Address: Phoenicia Hotel Main Lobby Level Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

25 Ridiculously Healthy Foods: Pile your Plate with these Nutrition Superstars

Spotted Stories

August 23, 2013

The following healthy power foods can claim big bragging rights: They can fend off serious diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease; fortify your immune system; protect and smooth your skin; and help you lose weight or stay slim. If you're…

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