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:
My birthday table (Van Gogh)
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
Salmon and Shrimp salad: It was amazing, and the balsamic sauce was great with it.
Australian Steak: The meat was tender and tasty, the sauce was a little too salty for my taste.
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.
Homemade Cheesecake: I really loved this one! It’s not as sweet as regular cheesecakes which is something I really appreciated.
Homemade fondant: The cake tasted great but there wasn’t any runny chocolate inside so that was a disappointment.
Dinner was accompanied by a bottle of Blanc de Blancs.
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!