A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

Restaurants | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 15, 2019

Restaurants

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

There’s one innovative and crazy creation that started three years ago at Souk el Akel... a roll that I used to crave for every single day. I used to arrive at the souk, grab a Manoucheh…

July 15, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Restaurants | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Restaurants

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Shocking at first, it feels like dining in a parking lot until the waiter welcomes you, and you open the trendy menu filled with beautifully shot photos. Country Gate is Deir el Qamar’s…

July 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Shouf

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Restaurants | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 13, 2019

Restaurants

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Yes, an impressive lighthouse with a unique grandiose setup nestled on Amchit's seashores. It will attract your attention from several kilometers away. Reach Amchit, and then take the sea road to…

July 13, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

Bab el Mina: The Food, The View and The Vibes, Arguile-Free

Restaurants | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 11, 2019

Restaurants

Bab el Mina: The Food, The View and The Vibes, Arguile-Free

How many times have you dined with a smile and enjoyed a homey Lebanese mezze lunch without the smell of Arguile, unpleasant sounds of the hubbly-bubbly and heat surrounding you from all sides?…

July 11, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jbeil

SAI: Professional Sushi in Mtayleb

Restaurants | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2019

Restaurants

SAI: Professional Sushi in Mtayleb

Skipping introductions and going straight to the point, SAI is one of Metn’s favorite Japanese restaurant now open for more than four years in the same spot. Excellent casual sushi, the…

July 10, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Onno: Amazing Armenian Food I Love!

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2019

Restaurants

Onno: Amazing Armenian Food I Love!

Typical Armenian cuisine, the kind of food you’d have at the home of an Armenian friend, from a small tiny little restaurant in Bourj Hammoud to a bigger scale, several restaurants in Lebanon…

July 10, 2019 | Recommended | Antelias

Roadster Launches its New Menu and it Rocks!!!

Restaurants | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 09, 2019

Restaurants

Roadster Launches its New Menu and it Rocks!!!

The new menu is here! Roadster Diner new menu has landed, and it was time to try it. It was the first time I visit the branch at ABC Dbayeh, enjoying the trendy architecture, the colors, industrial…

July 09, 2019 | Recommended | Dbayeh

Abou Joseph: Jal el Dib’s Old Restaurant

Restaurants | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 09, 2019

Restaurants

Abou Joseph: Jal el Dib’s Old Restaurant

Having occupied its premium location for more than three decades, Abou Joseph is the restaurant you pass by every day while going to work. Nestled in the heart of Lebanon, on our county’s…

July 09, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

Ta Karamanlidika: Cold Cuts and Cheeses in Athens

Restaurants | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 09, 2019

Restaurants

Ta Karamanlidika: Cold Cuts and Cheeses in Athens

Cold cut and cheese with a selection of local specialties, the restaurant is famous and part of several Top10 lists. Unfortunately, the service is slow and not too welcoming. I’ve been here,…

July 09, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Just Made 33: Unique Sandwich Shop

Restaurants | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 09, 2019

Restaurants

Just Made 33: Unique Sandwich Shop

Found on google maps, the sandwicheria showcases mouthwatering photos of sandwiches and cakes. Located on the corner of building 33, a cafe, coffee shop, and diner welcome you. I loved the…

July 09, 2019 | Breakfast & Coffee | Athens

Armani Ristorante Milano: Experience a Trendy and Fine Dining Dinner

Restaurants | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

July 06, 2019

Restaurants

Armani Ristorante Milano: Experience a Trendy and Fine Dining Dinner

I’m a fan! This is all that I can say. Not a fan of the clothing brand but a fan of their restaurants visiting every time I have the chance, especially in Paris and Milano. I’ve been to…

July 06, 2019 | Restaurants | Milan

Wagamama at The Airport! Breakfast the Japanese Way

Restaurants | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

July 04, 2019

Restaurants

Wagamama at The Airport! Breakfast the Japanese Way

I’m a fan of the brand! Arriving at the airport in Milan, I was happily surprised to discover that Wagamama is not in Italy! At ten in the morning, you can’t order noodles but a selection…

July 04, 2019 | Breakfast & Coffee | Milan

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 04, 2019

Restaurants

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast... if you follow me and read my reviews you would know by now that I love breakfasts! I’ve been traveling for breakfast, reviewing and visiting hotel breakfasts in Lebanon and finding…

July 04, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 01, 2019

Restaurants

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

When you want to indulge in premium Lebanese food, there are a few good restaurants that come to mind. Mhanna is one of them. Preserving local traditions that transcend from one generation to…

July 01, 2019 | Recommended | Zahle

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 and a Pleasant Ambiance in Mar Milkhael

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

Slate: Excellent Meats and a Pleasant Ambiance in Mar Milkhael

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

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