First Visit to Pier 78 at Kempinski Summerland Beirut

I was fortunate to receive a pre-opening invite to have lunch at Pier 78, Lebanese cuisine with a seafood twist in the newly opened Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort in Beirut. Since I had only been to Kempinski at night, I was excited to explore the resort by day and taste some of the Pier 78 menu. I headed to Pier 78 on Sunday with a couple of friends and sat inside. Our indoor table…

Dewar’s Kickass #ScotchEggClub & #LiveTrue Campaign

Dewar’s just kicked off the second edition of their #LiveTrueLebanon campaign. The campaign aims to highlight local creative talents who have transformed their dreams into reality by following their heart and often going against the current. This campaign comes after an exciting campaign that I’ve followed up on throughout the summer: the Scotch Egg Club. Here’s my take on these two great campaigns in Lebanon. What is the Scotch Egg Club? Back in July, Dewar’s…
Baladi

Hanna Mitri: Lebanon’s Ice Cream King

6 months ago
Newsweek Middle East featured an article on Hanna Mitri’s Al Salam ice-cream shop. Mitri’s mission for the past 67 years has been to create real ice cream without any artificial products and he offers eight ...
Critiques

Fail: A Hamra Cafe is Offering Discounts on Arguile to Students

6 months ago
A cafe in Hamra called Barjees is offering a 20% discount on Arguile to students and using the slogan “Arguiltak Serr Naje7ak!” to promote his place. I don’t know where to start to be honest, ...
Food

The Gardens Naccache: The Hottest New Venue in Town

7 months ago
The Naccache Gardens is a new cluster of restaurants, cafes and bars that recently opened in Naccache 50 meters away from Spinneys. There are currently ten outlets open there, including three Lebanese restaurants Enab, Beit ...
Beirut

My Dinner with Lebanese Michelin-Starred Chef Greg Maalouf at Liza in Achrafieh

7 months ago
Lebanese cuisine is without a doubt one of the most easily recognized and beloved food around the world. Highly diverse Mezza options, exceptionally healthy ingredients and cooking methods, as well as the fact that the ...
Critiques

A Lousy Breast Cancer Awareness Ad

7 months ago
I’m not sure really sure what they are trying to say with this poster. The quote says “Dedicated to all those who’ve lost the fight and to those who won’t quit the fight” and the ...
Baladi

Poppins Malik el Cornflakes

7 months ago
Poppins is set to break two Guinness World Records this weekend in Jounieh: The largest cereal box and the largest cereal breakfast. For that purpose they are organizing an event with live entertainment and activities ...
Food

Top Chef Middle East Starts On September 21

8 months ago
I usually follow Top Chef France and I love it. The Top Chef Lebanon edition wasn’t that great to be honest, so I hope this one will be better. The judges for Top Chef Middle ...
Food

Mouth-Watering Mini Burger Creations by BiBayti

8 months ago
[Bibayti] is a platform where you can select a menu of your choice and a chef will come to your home and cook for you. The website has been up and running for a year ...
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