The Iconic Harry’s Bar Firenze Since 1953

Restaurants | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 16, 2019

Restaurants

The Iconic Harry’s Bar Firenze Since 1953

Harry’s Bar, the world famous Harry’s Bar opened in Beirut but unfortunately couldn’t continue for long. I’ve heard endless stories about this iconic brand which started in…

June 16, 2019 | Restaurants | Florence

FICO Eataly World: THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK

Restaurants | Italy Europe

Europe

June 15, 2019

Restaurants

FICO Eataly World: THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK. COVERING AN AREA OF 100,000 SQM IN BOLOGNA, FICO EMBODIES THE WONDERS OF ITALIAN BIODIVERSITY. FICO was born out of a passion for the heritage of Italian…

June 15, 2019 | Recommended | Italy

Biasetto: Award Winning Mouthwatering Cakes in Padova, Italy

Restaurants | Italy Europe

Europe

June 14, 2019

Restaurants

Biasetto: Award Winning Mouthwatering Cakes in Padova, Italy

Excellent! World champion and the chef deserves the award. Born and raised in Belgium, chef Luigi Biasetto learned the art of chocolate and came back to his motherland. Pastry chef winner of…

June 14, 2019 | Recommended | Italy

Fuor D’Acqua: I Came Back After Ten Years! A Memorable Experience

Restaurants | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 12, 2019

Restaurants

Fuor D’Acqua: I Came Back After Ten Years! A Memorable Experience

I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long! Ten years since I last visited and still remember to date the superb food I had. Fuor D’Acqua, the restaurant under the stone arcades,…

June 12, 2019 | Recommended | Florence

Paper Moon Milano: Back After Two Years and Still Loving it; A Coup de Coeur

Restaurants | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

June 11, 2019

Restaurants

Paper Moon Milano: Back After Two Years and Still Loving it; A Coup de Coeur

Two years ago, I discovered a restaurant; an Italian restaurant in the heart of Milano. A unique restaurant serving exceptional food made with love and dedication. A restaurant filled with guests,…

June 11, 2019 | Recommended | Milan

Tre Marchetti: Upscale Italian Trattoria Serving Local Veronese Specialities

Restaurants | Italy Europe

Europe

June 10, 2019

Restaurants

Tre Marchetti: Upscale Italian Trattoria Serving Local Veronese Specialities

Two forks, two knives, delicate crystal water glasses and customized wine glasses set on ironed white table cloth... that’s not the setup you’re used to at your neighborhood Trattoria.…

June 10, 2019 | Restaurants | Italy

Trattoria Do Forni: Pasta for the Soul, Non-Touristic in Venice

Restaurants | Venice Italy Europe

Italy

June 10, 2019

Restaurants

Trattoria Do Forni: Pasta for the Soul, Non-Touristic in Venice

Imagine that I visited more than nine years ago and still remember how great the food was. Located in the heart of Venice a few meters from the famous Piazza San Marco, Da Forni is one of the…

June 10, 2019 | Recommended | Venice

Ristorante Giallo Modena at Enzo Ferrari Museum

Restaurants | Italy Europe

Europe

June 10, 2019

Restaurants

Ristorante Giallo Modena at Enzo Ferrari Museum

Located inside Enzo Ferrari’s museum in Modena, the restaurant looks more like a lunch cafeteria. Some tables set under the atrium, decorated tables and a menu up to the standard of a casual…

June 10, 2019 | Restaurants | Italy

A Deserved One Star Michelin at Ristorante Oseleta, Villa Cordevigo

Restaurants | Italy Europe

Europe

June 09, 2019

Restaurants

A Deserved One Star Michelin at Ristorante Oseleta, Villa Cordevigo

With a traffic jam that delayed our trip for more than thirty minutes, we arrived at the restaurant at 09:36 pm. Despite the delay, we were welcomed and treated professionally. Located at the villa,…

June 09, 2019 | Michelin | Italy

Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

Restaurants | Italy Europe

Europe

June 09, 2019

Restaurants

Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

Arriving at a closed gate, the receptionist answered: “Good morning sir, welcome to Villa Cordevigo”. I drove the alley between high trees, left my car at the parking, and walked to the…

June 09, 2019 | Hotels | Italy

Kesrwani Seafood: I Have a New Favorite Restaurant in Antelias

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 09, 2019

Restaurants

Kesrwani Seafood: I Have a New Favorite Restaurant in Antelias

A few months back before the creation of Jal el Dib’s bridges, there was a fishery on the highway that used to block the road. Famous for their premium quality, fresh fish, fried or grilled,…

June 09, 2019 | Recommended | Antelias

Ristorante Caruso: Lunch on the Lake in Sirmione! Delicious Pasta!

Restaurants | Italy Europe

Europe

June 08, 2019

Restaurants

Ristorante Caruso: Lunch on the Lake in Sirmione! Delicious Pasta!

Located on the lake in one of Italy’s famous touristic villages, Caruso offers a wide selection of Italian specialties with a view. On the terrace under the sun or inside, both experiences are…

June 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Italy

DIVVY ABC Achrafieh: Good Food, Great Vibes... A Pleasant Experience

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 08, 2019

Restaurants

DIVVY ABC Achrafieh: Good Food, Great Vibes... A Pleasant Experience

Lunch with my mum, I chose DIVVY; there’s something for her, something for me in a calm and upscale setup that’s not childish, fresh, and positively vibrant. After my last experience at…

June 08, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Enoteca Pinchiorri: Best of the Best! A Lifetime Dining Experience at a Three Starred Michelin

Restaurants | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 07, 2019

Restaurants

Enoteca Pinchiorri: Best of the Best! A Lifetime Dining Experience at a Three Starred Michelin

I invite you to watch the video, enjoy dinner with me, and try to feel what I felt; dinner at Enoteca Pinchiorri is unmatched, a memorable experience I will never forget... When you find a table…

June 07, 2019 | French | Florence

Swiss Butter: The Trendy Restaurant and its Signature Sauce

Restaurants | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 07, 2019

Restaurants

Swiss Butter: The Trendy Restaurant and its Signature Sauce

It took me some time, I know! I have finally visited Swiss Butter, Lebanon’s trendiest restaurant for the last year or so. Busy and always booked, Swiss Butter has opened its second branch on…

June 07, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Big Fernand: one of My Favorite Burgers!

Restaurants | France Europe

Europe

June 06, 2019

Restaurants

Big Fernand: one of My Favorite Burgers!

Ask for the Big Fernand burger, upgrade it with a double patty, cooked medium, and enjoy. Two thick pure beef patties, pink in the inside, juicy and enjoyable inside out. Embraced by a tender French…

June 06, 2019 | Recommended | France

Blackcoffee: Good Food, Good Coffee and a Pleasant Ambiance in Antelias

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 06, 2019

Restaurants

Blackcoffee: Good Food, Good Coffee and a Pleasant Ambiance in Antelias

On the early hours of the morning, surrounded by green gardens, sitting next to the fountain, enjoying the music of chirping birds and grabbing a coffee has become a dream come true, for the Metn…

June 06, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Appetito Trattoria Gemmayze: Italian Spaghetti and Pizza I Enjoyed

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 06, 2019

Restaurants

Appetito Trattoria Gemmayze: Italian Spaghetti and Pizza I Enjoyed

Driving on the highway to Beirut you can’t but notice a blue house facing Beirut seaport. Located between The Gathering and Mayrig on Gemmayze Pasteur street, Appetito Trattoria has opened its…

June 06, 2019 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 20, 2019

Restaurants

Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh

Located in the heart of Achrafieh facing Pate a Choux on Sodeco street, “Furn w Fekhar” is the latest bakery to open proposing a selection of manakish, wraps, sandwiches, and food…

May 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Sunday Lunch at Batchig Antelias

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Restaurants

Sunday Lunch at Batchig Antelias

It felt so good to visit Batchig after two long years! I’ve been here, done that, enjoyed all the menu and still visit with a smile on my face. Batchig is a “kiss hello,” a casual…

May 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

The Draft House; Draft Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

Restaurants | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 20, 2019

Restaurants

The Draft House; Draft Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

Last year on my way back to Lebanon, I stopped by "The Draft House" for a beer. I loved the food, the vibes, and selection of draft beers and remember to have been amazed by the restaurant that…

May 20, 2019 | Recommended | Dubai

The.CO’s: Excellent Food from Around the World Now in Antelias

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Restaurants

The.CO’s: Excellent Food from Around the World Now in Antelias

CO’s is for “Brgr.Co”, “Pzza.Co” and “Deli.Co” combined. Enjoy the best of all worlds under one roof now in Antelias. It’s not a secret anymore…

May 20, 2019 | Italian | Antelias

Breakfast at Le Royal Beirut: Third Time... Nothing Changed! Mankouche with a View

Restaurants | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Restaurants

Breakfast at Le Royal Beirut: Third Time... Nothing Changed! Mankouche with a View

Supporting and visiting hotels in Lebanon has been one of my main priorities since I started the blog in 2012. People needed to know, -mainly locals- that you can have breakfast at a hotel without…

May 20, 2019 | Hotels | Dbayeh

San Stephano Del Mar Restaurant: Gourmet Seafood in Batroun

Restaurants | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

San Stephano Del Mar Restaurant: Gourmet Seafood in Batroun

Nestled on Batroun’s seashore, San Stephano beach resort is known locally for its private, sandy beach, outdoor wedding venue and its fish restaurant, which offers a wide selection of freshly…

May 15, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Batroun

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Welcome to the lab where shawarma is served with style. White and orange are the colors, with designs reminding you of a lab. Shawarma is the star reinvented with several new recipes never seen…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

(Beirutista) For Angela Sawan, a nutrition and dietetics graduate from the American University of Beirut, healthy eating might seem second nature. But the 30-something food science expert, who…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Slate: Excellent Meats in Mar Milhael

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

Slate: Excellent Meats in Mar Milhael

I was invited to Slate and enjoyed a sumptuous meal. The tomato salad, the burger, the pastrami sandwich, beef tartare, meat and desserts were all phenomenal. Le Commerce du Levant: Located…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

A handful of mouthwatering photos... enjoy the gallery below while I plan another visit to Mothershucker for a detailed review. Enjoy meanwhile! (Le Commerce du Levant) In Lebanon, it's…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The Hard Rock Cafe Dubai: Impressive Decor and Good Food

Restaurants | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

The Hard Rock Cafe Dubai: Impressive Decor and Good Food

I’ve been a fan of the "Hard Rock Cafe" chain for as long as I remember. Two restaurants in Beirut, -which unfortunately closed- and many others around the world that I make a point to visit in…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Dubai

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

After decades of success, “Cafe Mondo” leaves its legacy to “Rossini Osteria and Caffe.” Upscale and renovated to cope with the century’s new decor trends, you will dine…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Amazing Food Experience on Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi

Restaurants | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

Restaurants

Amazing Food Experience on Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi

Experience paradise on earth; welcome to Zaya Nurai island! Located in Abu Dhabi, the natural island hosts one of the most luxurious hotels on earth welcoming you in one of their fifty individual…

May 14, 2019 | Recommended | Abu Dhabi

Ana Beirut: Beautiful Setup and Good Lebanese Food in Antelias

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 14, 2019

Restaurants

Ana Beirut: Beautiful Setup and Good Lebanese Food in Antelias

Colorful, fresh and welcoming; Ana Beirut is much more than a restaurant; it's an experience... plants, wood, big screens, mirrors, and the show oven. Welcome to Ana Beirut, a cafe inspired by the…

May 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

Restaurants | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2019

Restaurants

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

The first time I visited Lounge 36, I was taken by a storm; Charly walked in, offered me a cigar and a handful of food choices... I ended up forgetting to write a review. I loved the experience;…

May 09, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Restaurants

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Back to Sushi Circle... after a not-too-pleasant experience exactly one year ago, I was back to check on the updates. Mabrouk for the new menu which has shrunk from 29 pages to 21 with a new more…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Restaurants

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

Invited for a charity dinner prepared by chef Micheal Lee Rafidi who came all the way from Washington, Bergerac has been transformed tonight into a group gathering where everyone was happy and…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Restaurants

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

On a beautiful Monday morning, in the heart of Beirut, accompanied by my kids and lovely wife, we sat to enjoy the weather and soothing vibes. The Gathering, one of the “Downtown” group…

May 08, 2019 | Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Restaurants

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Big sized, beautifully decorated, fluffy and airy... there’s a place in Achrafieh that handcrafts Gourmet doughnuts created one at a time with four new flavors introduced every morning.…

April 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

La Foule: Traditional and Fresh, Lebanese Breakfast on Hamra Street

Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Restaurants

La Foule: Traditional and Fresh, Lebanese Breakfast on Hamra Street

Have you ever had a traditional old breakfast in a beautifully decorated place, served by professional waiters, drinking San Pellegrino sparkling water and the soothing sound of a water…

April 20, 2019 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

Restaurants | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Restaurants

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

A very long time ago, I can even remember when, probably before even graduating from dental school, I was asked to take photos of a hotel that is expected to open in downtown Beirut. The pool on the…

April 20, 2019 | Hotels | Beirut Central District

Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 17, 2019

Restaurants

Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

When I heard that “The Cheesecake Factory” of Beirut will be closing down at the end of April, it was a must to pass by for the last time. My last lunch, sitting by the glass facade.…

April 17, 2019 | Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun

Is-Suq tal-Belt: The Street Food Marketplace of Malta

Restaurants | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Restaurants

Is-Suq tal-Belt: The Street Food Marketplace of Malta

A journey of international culinary specialties from around the globe. All under one roof! The iconic Victorian-era structure in Valletta, affectionately known as Is-Suq tal-Belt, has been…

April 14, 2019 | Reviews | Malta

Cibo Pizzeria: Italian Quick Food for Tourists in Malta

Restaurants | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Restaurants

Cibo Pizzeria: Italian Quick Food for Tourists in Malta

Walking the streets of Valletta on Sunday night, a pizzeria grabbed my attention. Cibo looks American and trendy while promising an Italian experience. As a first impression: service is very…

April 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Malta

Breakfast at Cafe Jubilee Malta: A Restaurant for Tourists

Restaurants | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Restaurants

Breakfast at Cafe Jubilee Malta: A Restaurant for Tourists

Famous around the island, Cafe Jubilee pops up in all your searches when searching for a cafe, breakfast or a drink. Waking up on an early Sunday morning, we walked to Cafe Jubilee in…

April 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Malta

A Relaxing and Classy Breakfast at The Phoenicia Hotel, Malta

Restaurants | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Restaurants

A Relaxing and Classy Breakfast at The Phoenicia Hotel, Malta

Served in the main hotel restaurant, breakfast opens at seven every morning proposing an open buffet of local and international choices. Start by a fizzy Prosecco drink, a coffee and indulge yourself…

April 14, 2019 | Hotels | Malta

Saturday Brunch at The Phoenicia Hôtel Malta; Food is Good!

Restaurants | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Restaurants

Saturday Brunch at The Phoenicia Hôtel Malta; Food is Good!

I’ve been enjoying so much the food at The Phoenicia that I booked myself for lunch! Exceptional Eggs Benedict, burrata salad, pizza margarita, Maltese club sandwich... so why not discover the…

April 14, 2019 | International Cuisine | Malta

Sunday in Scotland: One of the Best Chocolates, are Found in Malta

Restaurants | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Restaurants

Sunday in Scotland: One of the Best Chocolates, are Found in Malta

Sunday and every day, there’s a chocolate shop you cannot miss when visiting Malta. Sunday in Scotland, an idea by Lebanese Amer Wahoud and Gordon Campbell Gray, -the man behind Campbell Gray…

April 14, 2019 | Chocolate | Malta

Wagamama: I Love it! All Around the World

Restaurants | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Restaurants

Wagamama: I Love it! All Around the World

I’m a fan of the brand, I’ve been to its restaurants in Istanbul, London and now Malta; spreading happiness and inspiring casual Japanese cuisine since 1992. Ramen before it became a…

April 13, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Malta

Margo’s: Pretentious and Overrated Italian Restaurant in Malta

Restaurants | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Restaurants

Margo’s: Pretentious and Overrated Italian Restaurant in Malta

With a 4.3/5 on google maps and a nice photo showing an open kitchen, there’s smoothing that brought me to Margo’s. An Italian restaurant in Valletta operating under an old stone arcade,…

April 13, 2019 | Pizza | Malta

Farinella: Exceptional Pasta and Pizza at the Airport in Rome

Restaurants | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

April 13, 2019

Restaurants

Farinella: Exceptional Pasta and Pizza at the Airport in Rome

At Fiumicino airport, upon the first floor, an Italian restaurant serves a wide selection of local specialties. You don’t expect to have a real restaurant at the airport especially with…

April 13, 2019 | Italian | Rome

Cantina Social: Casual Wine and Dine in Achrafieh

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

Restaurants

Cantina Social: Casual Wine and Dine in Achrafieh

Every time I pass by Sassine Square, I remind myself that I have to try Cantina Social. I heard good things about, an unconventional get together space where wine and food have another meaning.…

April 13, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

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