Lebanese Karim Bourgi: Creative Pastry Conquering the World

Desserts & Sweets | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 15, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Lebanese Karim Bourgi: Creative Pastry Conquering the World

Based in Dubai since 2011, Chef Karim Bourgi is Executive Pastry Chef for the Al Mana Group, a role in which he manages the opening of La Maison du Chocolat Paris boutiques in the Middle East. He has…

May 15, 2019 | News | Dubai

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

Breakfast & Coffee | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

I believe the first hundred meters of Gemmayze are tuning into “Asia Town” while the end from St.Nicolas stairs onward is becoming a destination for coffee lovers. Cortado is one of…

April 13, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Pate A Choux: Mouthwatering Cakes, Upscale and Unique

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Pate A Choux: Mouthwatering Cakes, Upscale and Unique

During my adolescence, I remember dad taking me to a pastry shop all the way up to Broumana. Owned and run by Victor Rbeiz, Pâte à Choux cakes were special, freshly…

March 26, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Prada's Marchesi 1824 Bakery Soon in London

News

March 19, 2019

News

Prada's Marchesi 1824 Bakery Soon in London

A while back I wrote about my experience at the beautiful Prada's Marchesi 1824 bakery and now the eye catching pastries will soon be available in London. Debuting in the chic Mayfair district, on…

March 19, 2019

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

Inspired by broad North American, European, and Mediterranean influences, the parlor lives up to the quirky wisdom of its namesake with a flavourful menu that infuses morning cuisine with a…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Welcome Home; For a Memorable Sunday Sweet Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 10, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Welcome Home; For a Memorable Sunday Sweet Breakfast

It’s home away from home, and it’s located in the heart of Mar Mikhael. Open the door to where the heart is, let yourself go to the soothing music and fresh aromas of food and coffee. A…

February 10, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Galette des Rois: Endless Choices to Choose From; A Video Review

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 08, 2019

Comparative Review

Galette des Rois: Endless Choices to Choose From; A Video Review

A king cake is a type of cake associated in a number of countries with the festival of Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season. It’s called “Galette des Rois”. A tradition on…

January 08, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Hardware Société: Paris’ Perfect Breakfast Treat

Breakfast & Coffee | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Hardware Société: Paris’ Perfect Breakfast Treat

A restaurant I consider to be one of the top three breakfast destinations in Paris served come amazing creations that will leave you speechless. I visited two months ago and now back to this…

December 24, 2018 | International Cuisine | Paris

Leopold’s of London: Desserts on the Beach in Dubai

Bread & Bakeries | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 24, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Leopold’s of London: Desserts on the Beach in Dubai

A local creation called Leopold’s opens as of breakfast until late night and serves an all-day-long selection of creative items. After having two breakfasts around, Leopold’s was third on…

November 24, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Dubai

Carette Paris: A Happy Ambiance, Amazing Food, Extravagant Desserts

Bread & Bakeries | Paris France Europe

France

December 20, 2017

Bread & Bakeries

Carette Paris: A Happy Ambiance, Amazing Food, Extravagant Desserts

Open since 1927, Carette has been the Meeting point for locals and travelers coming here to see and be seen. A cafe trottoir with an internal dining space set in front of a lavish display of…

December 20, 2017 | French | Paris

Passionnée de Gourmandises: Mouth Watering Cakes Baked at Home

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 05, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Passionnée de Gourmandises: Mouth Watering Cakes Baked at Home

Thick yellow cream and perfectly cooked soft meringue, a tart that looks like a spring flower arrived at the office on this beautiful Monday morning. A colored box with gold engraved letters, a…

November 05, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Arnaud Lahrer: Picture Perfect Pastries in Paris

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

September 27, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Arnaud Lahrer: Picture Perfect Pastries in Paris

Tonight I was invited to have dinner at my friend's in Paris and planned to take a cake with me… Considered one of the capital’s best pastry shops, I passed by Arnaud Lahrer located on…

September 27, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Paris

Game of Thrones Cake Creates Buzz in Dubai

News

July 14, 2017

News

Game of Thrones Cake Creates Buzz in Dubai

As a Game of Thrones fan, you'll be interested in this piece of news... Or should we say piece of cake. In time for the show's new season debut, a Dubai bakery has curated a super expensive cake…

July 14, 2017

Architecturally Inspired Pastries: Just Watch!

Spotted Stories

July 10, 2017

Spotted Stories

Architecturally Inspired Pastries: Just Watch!

Pastries designed by pastry chef Dinara Kasko look so good to actually eat. Kasko, from Ukranian, creates geometric, modern pastries that look more like little sculptures. Kasko initially…

July 10, 2017

Dominique Ansel Crowned World's Best Pastry Chef of 2017

Desserts & Sweets | New York USA Americas

USA

May 03, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Dominique Ansel Crowned World's Best Pastry Chef of 2017

Today the winners of Best Restaurant and Best Pastry Chef of 2017 have been revealed, and it is Dominique Abdel who is crowned Best Pastry Chef of the year. Luckily this happened when I was in New…

May 03, 2017 | Reviews | New York

The UK According to Cakes and Biscuits

News

May 02, 2017

News

The UK According to Cakes and Biscuits

In the UK they’re lovers of something sweet — whether that be a mid-afternoon snack, an accompaniment to tea or something after dinner. There rarely seems a time when a cake or…

May 02, 2017

OH Bakehouse: Lactose Free, Gluten Free, Guilt Free

Reviews | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 19, 2017

Reviews

OH Bakehouse: Lactose Free, Gluten Free, Guilt Free

Gluten-free, lactose-free and definitely more healthy, OH Bakehouse is now open on Monot street. I've heard many positive reviews about it and after having one of their brownies at the office I…

March 19, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Achrafieh

Start Your Day on a Happy Note at Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

Breakfast & Coffee | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 10, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Start Your Day on a Happy Note at Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

I come here so often that it feels like my second home – a place where I relax, enjoy good vibes and soothing music. It’s a happy space … sit on one of their comfortable…

March 10, 2017 | International Cuisine | Dbayeh

Casper&Gambini's: The Cruffin Now in Lebanon

Spotted Stories

November 03, 2016

Spotted Stories

Casper&Gambini's: The Cruffin Now in Lebanon

After the "Cronut" craze in NYC in 2013, Casper&Gambini's launched their Cronut. Following the world's trends in innovative bites, they are now introducing what is called the Cruffin. This food…

November 03, 2016

Mr. Holmes: The Famous Chocolate Cruffin!

Chocolate | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2016

Chocolate

Mr. Holmes: The Famous Chocolate Cruffin!

When there’s a line of thirty people waiting to eat some sweet, you'll know that the place is worth trying. On a calm street, where nothing usually happens, is a pastry shop or more of a bakery…

October 17, 2016 | Popular | San Francisco

The “Spook-tacular” Range from McVitie’s

Spotted Stories

October 14, 2016

Spotted Stories

The “Spook-tacular” Range from McVitie’s

McVitie’s has unveiled their latest limited edition cake range for Halloween. This year the brand has launched an extensive “spook-tacular” range of spookily themed cake bars.…

October 14, 2016

Little Cupcake Bakeshop: The Dark Chocolate Cake!

Chocolate | New York USA Americas

USA

August 02, 2016

Chocolate

Little Cupcake Bakeshop: The Dark Chocolate Cake!

When Food&Wine magazine highlights the best chocolate cakes in America and you happen to be in the state of one of them (New York in this case) that sells it, of course I will be heading…

August 02, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | New York

Equia: Healthy Treats Made in Lebanon

Tasty Discoveries

May 10, 2016

Tasty Discoveries

Equia: Healthy Treats Made in Lebanon

I just received a breathtaking package of more than a dozen items. The brand is called Equia. The products look neat, packaging follows international standards and, proudly, the brand is…

May 10, 2016

Cakes&Bites: Home Baked Delicious Cakes

Desserts & Sweets | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 29, 2016

Desserts & Sweets

Cakes&Bites: Home Baked Delicious Cakes

I met Joyce last year when she first introduced cakes in a jar… Joyce then joined Souk el Akel ever since. With cakes like the Bahamas, moelleux chocolat, giant macaron, molten chocolate…

March 29, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Metn

Write On - An Icing Piper Like No Other

Food Gadgets

March 13, 2016

Food Gadgets

Write On - An Icing Piper Like No Other

Nothing is cuter than kitchen gadgets with a twist. We're loving this over-sized pencil that's a playful interpretation of an icing piper. ‘Write On’ is a creative and fun tool for…

March 13, 2016

The First Dessert Only Cafe in Central London

Desserts & Sweets

February 27, 2016

Desserts & Sweets

The First Dessert Only Cafe in Central London

Do you sometimes wonder why the dessert menu is almost always smaller than the savoury menu in a cafe/restaurant... well, it seems that Hotel Café Royal is making this dream for many come…

February 27, 2016 | News

Barcomi's: A Cup of Culture in Berlin

Breakfast & Coffee | Germany Europe

Europe

December 27, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Barcomi's: A Cup of Culture in Berlin

Her name is Cynthia Barcomi and she has already published five books. Known to have some of the finest cakes in Berlin, the deli cafe is nestled inside an old complex of buildings made of red bricks.…

December 27, 2015 | Restaurants | Germany

Cafe Luitpold: A So Called Famous Spot in Munich

Breakfast & Coffee | Germany Europe

Europe

December 26, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Cafe Luitpold: A So Called Famous Spot in Munich

After doing some research online, I was led to Cafe Luitpold. Cafe Luitpold is described as one of the most best places to enjoy good desserts in Munich. It is indeed a busy café, a fine…

December 26, 2015 | Restaurants | Germany

Slice Chocolate is Now a Thing

Chocolate

December 15, 2015

Chocolate

Slice Chocolate is Now a Thing

Did you know that Slice Chocolate is now a thing... Bourbon, a Japan-based company, has started to sell chocolate slices packaged like Kraft cheese singles. Each pack contains five two-millimeter…

December 15, 2015 | News

Levain Bakery: The World's Finest Cookies in New York

Recommended | New York USA Americas

USA

November 10, 2015

Recommended

Levain Bakery: The World's Finest Cookies in New York

I woke up early on a beautiful cold day and headed straight to Levain, the most popular bakery in New York, a place everybody should try at least once in their life – or at least this is what…

November 10, 2015 | Reviews | New York

Mrs.M: The Taste of Happiness

Recommended | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 13, 2015

Recommended

Mrs.M: The Taste of Happiness

A beautiful pink bag with a box inside made it to my clinic. It's heavy... and looks like a gift for kids... I was so excited to open it. The box is stacked with cookies, dozens of them separated…

August 13, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Metn

Cakes & Bites: Carrot Cake and Fondant in a Jar

Desserts & Sweets | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 16, 2015

Desserts & Sweets

Cakes & Bites: Carrot Cake and Fondant in a Jar

I saw a jar, thought it's jam or maybe some cookies but never imagined I'll find a mouthwatering cake cooked in this glass container. Other than their cakes, cookies and everything sweet,…

July 16, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Metn

Mars Cake Bar: Enjoy Same Flavor but in a Cake

News

May 02, 2015

News

Mars Cake Bar: Enjoy Same Flavor but in a Cake

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats (MCD&T) has extended its celebration cake range, with the introduction of the new Mars Bar Cake. Featuring the Mars confectionery brand, the Mars Bar Cake is…

May 02, 2015

Blu: A New Pastry Shop in Mtayleb

Tasty Discoveries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 09, 2015

Tasty Discoveries

Blu: A New Pastry Shop in Mtayleb

Blu, a pastry shop close to my home has recently opened on the Mtayleb highway. Located in Palm Plaza Centre, Blu has a catchy facade and some fresh colors that make you want to stop. It has a…

April 09, 2015 | Metn

Cakes&Cookies Maamoul: "La Recette de ma Mere"

Tasty Discoveries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 02, 2015

Tasty Discoveries

Cakes&Cookies Maamoul: "La Recette de ma Mere"

I always wondered how hard it was to produce mammoul, how much time and dedication it needed... This Easter season, I made it a point to try as many mammoul as I could, diving into the world of those…

April 02, 2015 | Metn

The 60 Seconds Recipe: Miniature Guinness Cakes

Spotted Stories

April 01, 2015

Spotted Stories

The 60 Seconds Recipe: Miniature Guinness Cakes

Here’s the recipe:I NEVER bake cakes so you know it's a special occasion (and an easy recipe!) when I bust out the baking tins. This recipe is as easy as they come and you'll get a moist,…

April 01, 2015

The Breakfast Buffet at Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

Breakfast & Coffee | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 23, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

The Breakfast Buffet at Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

How amazing it is to start your day on positive notes. Fresh vibes with some jazz music playing in the background will guarantee a smile on your face. The famous Mandaloun cafe, nestled in Dbayeh's…

March 23, 2015 | Recommended | Dbayeh

Online Delivery: Not in Town? Surprise Someone with that Special Cake

Spotted Stories

February 19, 2015

Spotted Stories

Online Delivery: Not in Town? Surprise Someone with that Special Cake

It's that special someone's birthday and you're not in town to celebrate it with them. Today ordering a gift online to be delivered to the place of choice is easy... and done daily. How about…

February 19, 2015

An English House in the Heart of Iceland's Wild

Spotted Stories | Iceland Europe

Europe

January 21, 2015

Spotted Stories

An English House in the Heart of Iceland's Wild

You won’t expect that something like this exists in the middle of nowhere in Iceland. What am I talking about? Ensku Husin – a house, which looks exactly like a typical old English…

January 21, 2015 | Iceland

Hocus Pocus Bake Sale for a Great Cause

News

December 14, 2014

News

Hocus Pocus Bake Sale for a Great Cause

It's time to make some magic this Christmas... A bake sale for a great cause is taking place at Beirut Souks on December 13th and 14th. All proceeds will go to feeding families in need…

December 14, 2014

A Fashionable Christmas Cake by Karl Lagerfeld

Spotted Stories

November 22, 2014

Spotted Stories

A Fashionable Christmas Cake by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld recently designed a Christmas cake, better known as Buche to most of us, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo. Limited to only 100 cakes, each cake is…

November 22, 2014

The World's Most Expensive Cupcake Costs $900

News

August 21, 2014

News

The World's Most Expensive Cupcake Costs $900

Let's take a look at the most expensive cupcake out there today. Lisa Sanguedolce, owner of Toronto’s Le Dolci Bakery was asked to make a special cupcake to celebrate his wife's…

August 21, 2014

Sweet Lebanon: 33 of the Finest Mouthwatering Desserts!

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 17, 2014

Desserts & Sweets

Sweet Lebanon: 33 of the Finest Mouthwatering Desserts!

Who doesn’t love desserts? Perfect pieces of mouthwatering indulgence… But where can you find the best of what Lebanon has to offer, in terms of sweets, cakes, cookies, ice cream... Are…

July 17, 2014 | Popular | Lebanon

Now I Know Why People are In love with Bread Repulic

Bread & Bakeries | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 06, 2014

Bread & Bakeries

Now I Know Why People are In love with Bread Repulic

Bread Republic, this popular bakery is indeed a place to visit and discover... So here I am on a mission to find the best bread in town, along side the best Pain Perdu... Bread Republic is inevitably…

July 06, 2014 | Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh

Nouh Al Haddad: The One and Only "Halawat el Shmeisseh"

Desserts & Sweets | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

June 16, 2014

Desserts & Sweets

Nouh Al Haddad: The One and Only "Halawat el Shmeisseh"

What a morning! I arrived to Tripoli unprepared and without any particular place to visit. One place after the other, I found myself discovering the oldest and finest the Northern capital has to…

June 16, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Tripoli

Have a Cupcake and See What Your Future Holds

Food Gadgets

June 07, 2014

Food Gadgets

Have a Cupcake and See What Your Future Holds

Today's your lucky day - you've got a cupcake with a surprise inside! These Fortune Cakes Cupcake Molds hold a special message printed right on the bottom, under all the deliciousness... They'll…

June 07, 2014

Street Food at The Broadway Market, London

Street Food | London UK Europe

UK

May 02, 2014

Street Food

Street Food at The Broadway Market, London

I could honestly spend my life discovering food markets around the world and London has a bunch of them that are really interesting. Some people like to go to museums, while others prefer nature…

May 02, 2014 | London

Cookies'n'More: Maamoul Reinvented...

Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 09, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Cookies'n'More: Maamoul Reinvented...

You are faced with two challenges a few weeks before Easter. The first one is to loose a few kilos before the big day to be able to enjoy some Maamoul without moderation... and the second is to find…

April 09, 2014 | Lebanon

Breakfast at Tivoli Jardim Hotel, Lisbon

Reviews | Lisbon Portugal Europe

Portugal

April 06, 2014

Reviews

Breakfast at Tivoli Jardim Hotel, Lisbon

Honestly, I rarely get impressed with the breakfast normally served at four-star hotels, but the one I had at Tivoli Jardim Hotel was excellent. Simply extraordinary. I fell in love with this…

April 06, 2014 | Recommended | Lisbon

Orgasmic... To Say the Least: Prepare Yourself To Get Hungry

Spotted Stories

April 05, 2014

Spotted Stories

Orgasmic... To Say the Least: Prepare Yourself To Get Hungry

This French Ad Has the Most Unbelievably Gorgeous Food Shots Ever If you like to cook, eat or look at pretty things, enjoy this gorgeously hypnotic bit of food porn from French coffee brand Carte…

April 05, 2014

Load more