Category Archives: Food

Nicolas Audi à La Maison d’IXSIR Restaurant Now Open

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When I attended the opening of Ixsir winery two years ago (and took a picture with the one and only Carlos Ghosn), I asked the Ixsir people if they are planning to open a restaurant here and the answer was that they are planning to do so in a year or two. It took them almost two years but the restaurant is now officially open for lunch from Tuesdays to Sundays. However it will be closed on Mondays.

I think the Ixsir winery location in Basbina, as well as the venue itself and the breathtaking view it has offer the perfect setup for a restaurant and having Nicolas Audi‘s signature on it is like the cherry on top of the cake. I am definitely planning a visit soon before winter comes and will update you with the details.

Check out more info on Ixsir’s [Facebook page] and [website].

PS: If you’d like to call or reserve, here’s the number and contact person: (71 – 773 770 with Mr. Antoine Azzi).

BRGR Co. Now Delivering

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WP_20140213_20_02_39_Pro The Raclette Brgr with Cheese fries at Brgrco

As you all know by now, Brgrco is my favorite burger place in Beirut so it’s great to hear that they are finally delivering. I don’t know yet about the delivery prices as I couldn’t find them online but I hope they will be cheaper than the original ones.

The delivery number is: 01 333 511.

Kahwet Leila Opens In Hamra

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I was at the opening of Kahwet Leila yesterday in Hamra. The new branch is facing Piccadilly theater next to Barbar and is the nicest Leila by far! It fits perfectly in the Hamra area and has a vintage feel. Moreover, the garden behind the main indoor restaurant is ideal for relaxing, enjoying some good food and smoking arguile if you want to.

Here are some pictures from the new Leila and the event yesterday. For more info, check out Kahwet Leila’s [website].

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What Will You Do For Your Rd Angus Burger?

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Roadster is launching a pretty cool competition, where you have to upload a video on Instagram about your favorite RD Angus burger and get the change to win a 2 week trip to the US. The videos they are posting are pretty fun, even though that one above might get some people into trouble lol!

I will think of something fun and upload it.

Rules of the competition:
1- Upload a 15 sec instagram video about your favorite RD Angus burger with #RDBurger2USA and follow @roadsterdiner before September 20th.

2- The jury will choose 6 finalist videos by October 1st.

3- The public voting on our facebook page will start on October 1st and end on October 15th.

RD

Must-Have Breakfast in Lebanon: Zaatar and Jebneh In Tlamé Bread

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If you ever go to Akkar, make sure to try out the Tlamé bread. I don’t know if it’s popular elsewhere in Lebanon, but I’ve never had any in the South where I am from, nor in Beirut or Keserwan. The Tlamé is basically a dough baked in an oven made of clay. It comes out a bit thicker than the usual Man2oushe dough and tastier. You can get the Tlamé bread without any fillings or get Tlamé Manakish. Make sure to eat it while it’s still fresh and hot though as it hardens real quickly.

One of the oldest and most popular Tlamé ovens in Akkar is the one found in Oudeen. It’s on a small mountain road facing the stunning Oudeen valley and has been there for over 20 years. While waiting for your order to finish, I recommend you walk outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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