Iftar & Souhour at Améthyste Lounge – Phoenicia Hotel

The month of Ramadan is all about positive energy. It helps you cleanse yourself on a spiritual level and it brings people closer. Here in Lebanon, Ramadan is celebrated by almost everyone. Muslim and Christian friends often meet for Iftar and Souhour, united by beautiful vibes and mutual respect.

On Tuesday, June 14, I was happy to attend an Iftar & Souhour invitation at Améthyste Lounge at Phoenicia Hotel. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re looking for an amazing place for your next Iftar and Souhour!

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Photo via People At Night

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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.

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Salon de Thé et Restaurant LaDurée Opening at Villa Zein, BCD

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:

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The Hangout Beirut: Exquisite Foodies Meeting with Zomato and Salim Heleiwa

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.

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The Sunset Canapé at éCafé with the serVme Team!

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:

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Aperitivo with Maroun Chedid

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!

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Baba au Rhum. Oh Chef! We saw you infusing them with some more Rhum throughout the evening 😉

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Mousse au Chocolat is one of the few desserts that I almost never eat, but these were out of this world! (I had 3…)

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Spanish dried Pork meat. A MUST try!

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Some more pictures

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With the Chef himself!

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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 

Lunch at The Beirut Cellar

The Beirut Cellar has captured my heart when I first went there for dinner. You can find the review in this post.

I decided to go back for a quick lunch meeting.

Grilled Chicken: with lemon. The chicken is perfectly grilled, tender and does not dry out even at the end as it gets colder. The lemon dressing goes great with it. The portion is more than big.

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Fettuccine Salmon: This is Beirut Cellar’s home-made pasta. A very generous portion with an amazing taste. Perfect amount of sauce Blanche, leaves you satiated and is kind on the stomach. Bravo!

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This place has definitely become on the top of my list!

Starbucks Lebanon New Desserts

Starbucks had always been one of my favourite coffee shops for their high quality beverages and delicious desserts. The company has recently introduced a new collection of desserts here in Lebanon and they’re just amazing! Starbucks needed that kind of change.

The Snickers cake: I would say it’s more of a Snickers “inspired” but the taste is close enough to the bar and just as good!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Stack: Although I’m a big fan of chocolate/PB combination, this one did not leave the impression I thought it would. It’s good but not great.

Chocolate Cake: This is the traditional chocolate cake. It’s delicious and satisfying. Carrot Cake is also available but I didn’t get the chance to taste is yet.

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The Molten Cake: This one here is my favourite! Ask the staff to heat it up for you so the chocolate would melt (careful not to let them over heat it cause it will taste like burned cake as it happened once)

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Blueberry Cheesecake: As long as it’s still very fresh, this dessert is nothing but delicious! There is also a Chocolate Cheesecake version that I still haven’t tasted.