Tuesday, June 30, 2015

One Thousand and One Nights at Oliver Garden Restaurant and Terrace


                                       



Sometimes we don't want to think of what we will order and we resort to a buffet. And how about if this buffet was for a special occasion in a 5 star hotel! Gefinor Rotana offers a daily iftar during the month of Ramadan in Clemenceau Hamra.


To live the the Ramadan experience we decided to fast all day. The buffet is displayed in the beautiful ‪#‎OliveGarden‬ restaurant and terrace. It offers soups, salads from Lebanese to international, traditional Lebanese mezza, oriental and international main plates, shawarma and mashewe. Not to forget the wide variety of desserts. 


We started with dates and their refreshing jelleb with nuts. The cream and asparagus soup warmed us to start our food journey.

                  

We were confused which salad to choose from tabbouleh to fattoush to Caesar to tuna to shrimps to Russian... We tried the shrimp and the avocado salad which was very tasty since the shrimps were very well seasoned and it had a generous portion of avocado. We couldn't not try the Caesar as well. It was very good. 

                 


From the mezza section we tried the crispy falafel, the hommos, batenjen, warak 3enab, arnabit, batata mtabale and many others. We wanted to do a second round but the hot dishes were waiting for us.
  
 

We were not able to stop eating the delicious shawarma with the freshly baked markouk bread. The chicken with cream sauce was succulent. There was also steak with pepper sauce, kabse generously sprinkled with nuts. And for fish lovers there was the fish fillet. All these platters are served with basmati rice or baked potatoes. 



                                            

We don't have to forget the mashewe: lahme, taouk and kafta. 

                                    


                         


The best part is always the sweet part! Our big struggle was to try all the desserts because we were full and especially that there was Knefe, our weak point! 


                      




The knefe was perfect! The crème brulée was yummy! We ate kellej, ashtaliye, em ali, atayif, cheesecake, crème caramel... but we have to say a big sorry for the tarte because we couldn't try it. But as we remember now how delicious it looked we are regretting it!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 We loved the service and the quality of the buffet at Gefinor Rotana. You will feel you are having a dinner with the family but the only difference is that no one needs to complain who will clean the dishes at the end.


Price: 50$ per person including drinks.
Rating: 9/10

Clemenceau Street.
Tel.: +9611371888

Spy action movies are back with Spooks.

After the escape of Qasim a high profile terrorist from the hands of the Military Intelligence of UK, blame falls upon Harry Pearce, who was the head of the mission. Shortly, Harry realizes that someone from his very team betrays him and betrays the MI5 with the purpose of destroying the entire organization. Harry ends up teaming with a former agent that he fired years ago Will Crombie. Will helps Harry in getting access to some top-secret information as Qasim begins his war in sabotaging London.





Spooks reminded us of the good old movies of James Bond as it is full of mysteries to be solved and continuous suspense. The film will let you stay curious to know who betrayed the MI5 and Harry and you will never know till the end of the movie.
"Spooks: the greater good" comes out after the success of the British spy series Spooks. Though you don’t need to have seen the series before seeing the movie but we are sure you will end up wanting to start watching them directly after it ends. The movie shows also the beauty of London with breathtaking aerial and panoramic scenes.


It is a great movie from plot, to story line, to acting, to special effects and music.
Rating: 4/5

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIiMcTOiMLw



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Our New Delicious Summer Treat.


We have been seeing on the street of Beirut this very mouthwatering ad for Ice cream and we wanted to know if it's that tasty.

It is very delicious and though it is small but it is full of taste! A perfect break treat for only 1000L.L.




Friday, June 26, 2015

The Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate for 2015!

After being selected the only restaurant with Tawlet to cook at the famous royal wedding of Nour Issam Fares in France. Jai strikes again and is rewarded the Certificate of Excellence for 2015 from TripAdvisor. 




The good thing about this award is that it comes from the people and the reviews that they post on the TripAdvisor's website. Jai is an Asian restaurant in Kantari Hamra, Mexico street, just next to Haigazian University. It opens from Monday to Saturday. Try to reserve if you want to see the live action in the kitchen and come early to guarantee a seat outside. 
Tel: 01 341 940










Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lebanon's First Food Village at Printania Garden.



Forget about the traffic and the high temperature of the city. Printania Garden in Broumana is only 20 minutes away from Beirut and you will be able to feel the fresh spring breeze even in the summer heat of June. Surrounded by trees, flowers, wonderful country houses and a relaxing pool you will find the best eateries to have a memorable experience.


For Italian Lovers, Milana will fulfill your desires with their delicious Italian pizzas. 
P.S: they serve the best parma ham I have ever tried.




For Burger lovers, Lebanon's all time favorite CLASSIC Burger Joint will grill for you the tastiest burger served with their yummy fries.


Chill next to the pool with your favorite drink at Cinco Lounge- Maillon Group and enjoy the reflection of the scenery in the water but don't forget to try their delicious appetizers and yummy salads. Thanks Chef for the yummiest food.







For Sushi Lovers, Sushi Ko is waiting for you.




Finally, the cherry on top is definitely Magnolia Bakery Lebanon where you will enjoy their succulent desserts from their banana pudding to their blueberry cheese cake and other mouthwatering items. You can also try their new ice cream sandwiches.




Some of our favorite restaurants are giving us a new experience thanks to Printania Palace Hotel Garden. It is without a doubt the top summer getaway where you will enjoy a relaxed chilled outing to escape from the hustle of Beirut. It was one of our best nights.