Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Oh, My Goodness! When I think that’s, I’ve been to the best breakfast place in town; another pops up! Delicatessen locates on the hills of Nisantasi is your perfect breakfast…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

On this beautiful Sunday morning, my first stop was at Mangerie, where I thought I'd discovered the best... I then continued to Delicatessen where again I thought I’ve found my coup de Coeur...…

September 17, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Istanbul

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

I woke up at 6, walked around Istanbul to fly my drone then searching for a place to have breakfast. I wanted something cosmopolitan, fun and trendy at the same time: Mangerie popped up. Located…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Tasty, Varied, Generous and Professional... Breakfast in Beirut! The Four Seasons Hotel

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 17, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Tasty, Varied, Generous and Professional... Breakfast in Beirut! The Four Seasons Hotel

On the second floor of the Four Seasons Hotel is where mornings have another meaning. I've been here half a dozen times already simply to enjoy the pleasure of great food, amazing presentation, and…

September 17, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut Central District

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Italian

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

After enjoying Paper Moon twice in Milano, I couldn’t but try it in Istanbul. One of my favorite Italian restaurants of all times makes my heart skip a beat. Pasta, pizza and Italian dishes,…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

The view is breathtaking and the food as well. Good food with a superb view is what Hamdi offers in the heart of Istanbul’s busy touristic quarters. On the third floor is where lunch is…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Italian

Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

Some of the blog’s readers recommended “Esmer Chef.” Pizza, pasta, salads, international cuisine and everything in between, the casual fast food has several branches of which one on…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

American | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

American

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

After enjoying Istanbul’s vibes down at Beşiktaş, walking from a street to the next, I stopped at “House of B.” Burgers are what they do in an American diner-style decor and…

September 17, 2019 | Burgers | Istanbul

Lebanon's Famous Chocolate Cake is a Must Try! Found at Chili's in Achrafieh

Chocolate | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 09, 2019

Chocolate

Lebanon's Famous Chocolate Cake is a Must Try! Found at Chili's in Achrafieh

I love it so much that I visit Chili's only to enjoy this dessert!   The signature dessert of choice: A dessert to try at least once in a lifetime: Chili's molten chocolate cake. You…

September 09, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh

Chili’s Beirut: Twenty Years of Good Food, Generous Portion and Non-Smoking Dining

American | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 08, 2019

American

Chili’s Beirut: Twenty Years of Good Food, Generous Portion and Non-Smoking Dining

Back! To my favorite diner in town and probably the last standing. One of Lebanon’s few franchises has celebrated 20 years of operations in Achrafieh... and when the brand worldwide isn’t…

September 08, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

Asian/Chinese | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

The journey with Wagamama started in 2012 at that same location. Seven years passed, and here I come again to experience one of my favorite brands. I love the naughty child painted on the wall, the…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

International Cuisine

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

When it’s called "the Market", it should have the vibes of a market and probably enough goods to buy. The logo is inviting; the menu is presented on an iPad with mouthwatering photos of all…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

French | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

French

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Amazing, exceptionally amazing like all the “La Petite Maison” restaurants I’ve been to around the world. After indulging in the finest food in Nice, Dubai, and Beirut, here comes…

September 04, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Italian

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

Fish & Seafood | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 04, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

I’ve been here, done that, enjoyed the experience and now back for more. Kesrwani, the famous fish market of Antelias welcomes you for an enjoyable experience of seafood, Lebanese mezze and…

September 04, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

French | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

September 02, 2019

French

Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

"Bistronomie Francaise" is the tag line - Zeralda is a bistro serving casual French cuisine. It is nestled in the heart of Jounieh/Sarba. At the entrance of Sarba is an old house where Zeralda…

September 02, 2019 | Restaurants | Jounieh

These Are the World’s Best Restaurants: North America, South America, Africa and Middle East: LEBANON's Al Soussi Makes it on the List!

News

August 21, 2019

News

These Are the World’s Best Restaurants: North America, South America, Africa and Middle East: LEBANON's Al Soussi Makes it on the List!

One anonymous critic traveled the world to give you 30 reasons to book a trip now. By Besha Rodell For the first time ever, Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine have partnered on an ambitious…

August 21, 2019 | Popular

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 19, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

After the last visit to “Nabeh Merched” to film an episode, I promised to come again with my family. A little paradise on earth, in the heart of Lebanon’s greenest region, spending…

August 19, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

Paradise Beach and Restaurant on the Island of Symi

Fish & Seafood | Greece Europe

Europe

August 18, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Paradise Beach and Restaurant on the Island of Symi

A traditional Greek kitchen, a waitress looking like an owner’s daughter, la mama preparing the plates and people sunbathing on the beach, Paradise is your traditional Greek restaurant with a…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Greece

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

International Cuisine | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

International Cuisine

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

Down at the bay, Maris Kitchen is the hotel’s main restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, stop for a bite, enjoy a meal, and spend time on the beach. Arriving at 11 am, we started…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

LOS: Art and Food on the Island of Symi

Fish & Seafood | Greece Europe

Europe

August 18, 2019

Fish & Seafood

LOS: Art and Food on the Island of Symi

Marvelous, to say the least, the restaurant is marvelous! High-end and classy, even though located on the harbor, LOS - for Lobster, Oyster, and Sushi- doesn’t look like a restaurant for…

August 18, 2019 | International Cuisine | Greece

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

Grill&BBQ | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

Grill&BBQ

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

A great marketing name deserves to be experienced, especially when there is no waiting list, and no reservation needed. After dining at Nusr-Et in Istanbul several years back before the restaurant…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

18 Food Stops to Discover in Athens, Greece: Reviews, Photos and Video

Popular | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 15, 2019

Popular

18 Food Stops to Discover in Athens, Greece: Reviews, Photos and Video

Traveling to Athens, where to go, what to eat, what to do! My Favorite 18 places to eat an enjoyable meal. Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in AthensAfter enjoying a unique…

August 15, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in Athens

International Cuisine | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

International Cuisine

Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in Athens

After enjoying a unique experience at Ergon, I went online searching for a similar experience and found Yoleni’s. Yoleni’s is a supermarket, training center, tasting academy and…

August 14, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Stani: Traditional Greek Yogurt Since 1931

Tasty Discoveries | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

Tasty Discoveries

Stani: Traditional Greek Yogurt Since 1931

Famous since 1931, Stani is where you can have a traditional Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts. Old on all fronts, decor, and menu, the place is not your fancy restaurant but more of a cafe for a…

August 14, 2019 | Athens

-14 Ice Cream: Delicious Refreshing Treat in Athens

Ice Cream & Gelato | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

Ice Cream & Gelato

-14 Ice Cream: Delicious Refreshing Treat in Athens

It’s good ice cream in Athens. Actually, I noticed that almost all ice cream parlors are good, inspired by Italian gelato. One of several stops I’ve tried in the Greek capital, I’d…

August 14, 2019 | Tasty Discoveries | Athens

7 Cactus Athens: Try the Savory Potato Pancakes

International Cuisine | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

International Cuisine

7 Cactus Athens: Try the Savory Potato Pancakes

I’m not sure how I ended up here and arriving at a small restaurant and waiting to be seated means it’s famous enough. 7 cactus is in one of those calm areas behind the acropolis, a…

August 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Pure Berry Ice Cream, Chrine: One of the Country's Best

Ice Cream & Gelato | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 12, 2019

Ice Cream & Gelato

Pure Berry Ice Cream, Chrine: One of the Country's Best

It's a family business that started in the nineties, preparing one of the country's best ice creams and they don't even know it. Meet Mrs. Saliba and her children who have been working hand in hand…

August 12, 2019 | Popular | Metn

Choux Choux Gelateria: Exquisite Ice Cream Profiterole

Desserts & Sweets | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 31, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Choux Choux Gelateria: Exquisite Ice Cream Profiterole

Two years ago, I made a point to visit every eclair and choux place around the planet passing by Paris, London, Beirut, New York, and Bucharest. Some are good, others less, but what I can say after…

July 31, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Athens

Little Tree Books and Coffee: Sunday Vibes on the Sidewalk in Athens

Breakfast & Coffee | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 31, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Little Tree Books and Coffee: Sunday Vibes on the Sidewalk in Athens

It’s the longest walk we did from the city center. 1,6 kilometers from our hotel and located behind the acropolis mountain, Little Tree is a coffee shop and bookstore open on the main street…

July 31, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Athens

iFeel: Breakfast and Eggs Florentine in Athens

Breakfast & Coffee | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

iFeel: Breakfast and Eggs Florentine in Athens

Searching for the best breakfast spots in Athens, Trip Advisor led me to iFeel. A good rating in a restaurant loaded with people; I was lucky to find the last table available. Brunch is served every…

July 30, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Taqueria Maya: One of the Best Mexican Eats of Athens

Mexican | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Mexican

Taqueria Maya: One of the Best Mexican Eats of Athens

A was craving a Mexican lunch... With a high rating on google maps, Taqueria Maya was an obvious choice! Tacos, burrito, nachos and salads, the street food restaurant served casual food with no…

July 30, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Happy Blender: Açaí and Pitaya Bowls in Athens

Restaurants | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Restaurants

Happy Blender: Açaí and Pitaya Bowls in Athens

I couldn’t believe my eyes! I found Pitaya and Açaí bowls in Athens. My dream bowls which I discovered two years ago in New York have made it to this part of the world. I simply…

July 30, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

Royal Greek Souvlaki Ermou: Pita Sandwiches in Athens

Restaurants | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Restaurants

Royal Greek Souvlaki Ermou: Pita Sandwiches in Athens

Four skewers rolling on the lower floor, air-conditioned seating in the upper floor, Royal Souvlaki seems to be a renowned destination for local traditional food. Filming a movie about Athens, the…

July 30, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

Montakiou: Start Your Day with Premium Coffee and Unconventional Sandwiches in Athens

Breakfast & Coffee | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Montakiou: Start Your Day with Premium Coffee and Unconventional Sandwiches in Athens

A great choice! Found on google maps, I walked directly to Montakiou which turned out to be one of the best coffee makers in Athens. Using the best brands out there, they grind coffee a-la-minute and…

July 30, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Zampano: My Favorite Breakfast Stop in Athens

Breakfast & Coffee | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 27, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Zampano: My Favorite Breakfast Stop in Athens

It’s like one of those Paris or New York spots renowned for breakfast and brunch. The vibe is different from anything else I experienced the last two days, the mood and the menu. Music, high…

July 27, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Zuccherino: I Literally Screamed from Joy!

Chocolate | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 27, 2019

Chocolate

Zuccherino: I Literally Screamed from Joy!

Famous for their chocolate soup, Zuccherino is one of those places you have to visit when in Athens. Chocolate in a bowl, Millefeuille cake, and ruby chocolate ball were the three cravings I ordered…

July 27, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Athens

Just Pita: Trying Kontosouvli for the First Time

Restaurants | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 27, 2019

Restaurants

Just Pita: Trying Kontosouvli for the First Time

I was hungry and the choices were not many; at walking distance, a couple of hundred meters from the hotel,  Just Pita welcomes late-night visitors. With an aim to try as many local dishes as…

July 27, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

Ergon Athens: A Dream Place for Foodies. Beautiful Decor and Delicious Food

International Cuisine | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 26, 2019

International Cuisine

Ergon Athens: A Dream Place for Foodies. Beautiful Decor and Delicious Food

It’s marvelous! A dream place, a haven I dream of owning. A foodie gourmet hub I hope one day will open in Beirut. It’s so fresh, happy and vibrant... enter into a little paradise…

July 26, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Pax Burgers: A Tasty Burger in Athens

Burgers | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 26, 2019

Burgers

Pax Burgers: A Tasty Burger in Athens

After eating five pita sandwiches around the city, I needed a change! How about having a burger. Pax won the third price in the burger festival. American inspired place, industrial and colorful, I…

July 26, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Pame Tsipouro, Pame Kafenio

International Cuisine | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 26, 2019

International Cuisine

Pame Tsipouro, Pame Kafenio

Beautiful, the restaurant is simply beautiful and magical. Colors, fresh vibes, and everything to make you want to stay for long. We were simply passing, ended up having fries, fried zucchini chips…

July 26, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Mac n' Cheese: Street Food Macaroni on the Go in Mar Mikhael

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 25, 2019

Restaurants

Mac n' Cheese: Street Food Macaroni on the Go in Mar Mikhael

Mac n' Cheese, the famous street food stand that started at Souk el Akel, is now in Mar Mikhael. Proudly Lebanese, these macaroni cooked with saffron have impressed many, making it one of the souk's…

July 25, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

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