I was invited to an iftar last week in a Lebanese restaurant called Basma, opened next to La Cigale in Charles Malek Avenue in Achrafieh. The Iftar was a bloggers’ meeting organized by Leo Burnett (Thanks Michael for the invitation) and i had the chance to meet up briefly with some Lebanese bloggers. I was in a rush so i barely stayed for 20 minutes and did not taste the food even though it looked delicious.
I went back yesterday again to Basma to have a taste of what i missed. I was with a friend and we ordered their special fattoush that comes with goat cheese and sesame bread, hommos, grilled cheese rolls, wings and a mixed grill. The food was OK but nothing special to be honest, but then we decided to order dessert and even though i was hesitant at first, i ended up ordering one of their specialities, Riz bi Haleeb with burned sugar and what a great delight my dessert turned out to be!
The desserts were succulent and worth every penny. The chocolate fondant my friend ordered was amazing and had some cinnamon on it, mine had burned sugar on top of the Riz bi Haleeb and some dried fruits. They also had Ismalieh with ice cream instead of Achta.
In all, i would definitly come back for lunch or dinner, specially when i am in the mood for a good dessert.
well i both agree and disagree with you Nagib, dessert is delicious and so special as you said, but FOOD?? nothing special maybe with the variety you ordered since it is a standard choice, when you go again try the real food specialties which are extremely tasty.. if you need some hints i’ll be glad to give you .. 🙂
I agree with the fact that deserts were delicious but I thought the food was good too. I ordered the Chicken and potato plate and it was succulent. The place is good, I give it a thumbs up!
Well please go ahead gracia as i feel i missed out on many platters. But just to make things clear, i did find the food good but nothing special when compared to Leila for example, which is my favourite lebanese restaurant.
Did you taste HALAWA SHAKE, It’s the first time I heard about that drink, it was wonderful, the bartender is genius!!
anyone has a number to book places at the resto please?
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