ESMOD Beirut celebrated its end of the year graduation events on June 20th and 23rdin the presence of Tony Ward, the chair of the professional jury 2015-2016. The 2016 prizes are in the table below.
“Making good wine is a skill. Fine wine is an art.” – Robert Mondavi
And indeed, Patrick Leon is an artist! On Friday June 3rd, Chateau D’Esclans launched its Whispering Angel at Le Gray Hotel. A lovely crowd gathered to celebrate the launching, as glasses of the amazing rosé were served to be sipped while enjoying the lovely jazz sounds by the live band.
Beirut, Lebanon – L.I.P.S. Management, founded by Mr. Johnny Fadlallah (CEO), presented “La Mode A Beyrouth (LMAB)” 2015-2016 Fashion Week that took place at Forum de Beyrouth from November 4 till 8, 2015 featuring fashion shows for leading brands and designers.
I had the honour to attend the opening show with international designer Yahya Al Bishri and the events that followed over the next 5 days hosting amazing local and international designers:
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.
On Tuesday, October 13th, I had the pleasure to attend the opening of Salon de Thé et Restaurant LaDurée at Villa Zein, Beirut Central District.
LaDurée is my favourite place to indulge at when I’m in the mood for fancy and luxurious desserts, and their new Salon de Thé is just perfect for my obsession with afternoon Coffee breaks and sweets! It has this beautiful Parisian ambiance for a quick little escape.
Throughout the evening, we enjoyed mouth watering bites over a glass of fine Champagne. Here at the highlights of the night:
On Wednesday October 9, I had the pleasure to attend an exquisite foodies get-together, organized by Zomato Lebanon and held at the Hangout Beirut. We were first greeted by the owner, Mr Salim Heleiwa who gave us a tour of the restaurant, which was a 19th century house, and explained to us its history, not forgetting a single detail! Mr Heleiwa is passionate about wine and fine cuisine, and this passion was perfectly translated with the dinner later on.
Rue Sursock is one of my favourite areas around Ashrafiye. It is a calm street in the middle of a busy Beirut, hiding a lot of history and a little gem called éCafé! I had the pleasure to attend a gathering organized by the serVme team, the “Sunset Canapé”, and savour many little creations.
Here’s the menu and some of the items we tasted:
The Couture Show Design Awards, Wynn Las Vegas – USA
Yeprem Jewellery wins the People’s Choice award at the Las Vegas Couture show, the most exclusive destination for the luxury jewellery industry.
I had the honour to meet award winning Chef, Maroun Chedid, at Le Bar de Taillevent during an exclusive event to launch a very special Aperitivo where all the guests savoured an exclusive gourmet buffet, accompanied with good wine and Prosecco.
The evening started around 7:30 PM and lasted till 11 PM. I personally couldn’t stay away from the buffet, especially the desserts! Here are some glances from last night.
My weakness, Salmon cakes (in profiteroles). Such creativity!
Baba au Rhum. Oh Chef! We saw you infusing them with some more Rhum throughout the evening 😉
Mousse au Chocolat is one of the few desserts that I almost never eat, but these were out of this world! (I had 3…)
Spanish dried Pork meat. A MUST try!
Some more pictures
With the Chef himself!
A special thank you for Whyte Mulberry team, Roula Rebeiz and Marie-Noelle Azar for this wonderful evening! (www.whytemulberry.com)
Aperitivos are now served every Thursday as of 7 PM at Le Bar de Taillevent where you can enjoy a glass of wine or Prosecco with a complimentary aperitivo buffet selection.
For more info: facebook.com/TailleventBeirut or call 71 52 52 56