Mezzo Art Lounge, The Perfect Birthday Getaway

Back in the ninety-something, on a beautiful Autumn morning, a little food lover was born.

This year, I was super duper excited to celebrate my birthday, and so I was determined to find the perfect restaurant. After a long search, I found a little gem that combined my passion for fine cuisine, Art and beautiful bourgeois architecture. This place is called Mezzo Art Lounge.

Here is the description I found on their Facebook page, and after my experience there, I approve of this.

Food falls in love with Art and they elope to Mezzo Art Lounge. Meaning Middle Point in Italian, Mezzo is a tribute to all things creative. A monument to the round pegs in the square holes. An ode to being different. A place where creative art forms find expression. To call Mezzo Art Lounge a restaurant would be like calling Picasso an artist. Because it’s not a stereotype. Think of it as an art gallery that dishes out an amazing culinary experience, amidst a vibrant Mediterranean culture.

So what is Mezzo Art Lounge? Mezzo is an old house in Jounieh, turned into an Art gallery/Restaurant. The place is divided into many rooms, each room holding a theme. You have the Claude Monet chamber, Van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, Rodin and a beautiful outdoor garden. Here are some pictures I took of the chambers:

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As for the food, the menu is simple and short, yet covers all tastes.

Here’s what we ordered

Hot bread basket with its condiments

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Salmon and Shrimp salad: It was amazing, and the balsamic sauce was great with it.

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Australian Steak: The meat was tender and tasty, the sauce was a little too salty for my taste.

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Salmon Filet: It melted just like butter and my taste buds went into a state of bliss. I didn’t like the vegetables because I’m not a big fan of eggplants. 

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Homemade Cheesecake: I really loved this one! It’s not as sweet as regular cheesecakes which is something I really appreciated. 

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Homemade fondant: The cake tasted great but there wasn’t any runny chocolate inside so that was a disappointment.   

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Dinner was accompanied by a bottle of Blanc de Blancs.

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This was one of the best birthday dinners I’ve ever had. It combined everything I love: Gourmet dinner, a fine glass of wine, Edith Piaf singing in the background and Claude Monet’s ghost probably sitting across us.

This gem is definitely worth visiting at least once in a lifetime!

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