Tailor’s Bar Badaro | Review

If you’re looking for a cozy casual place for a date or a hangout after work, Tailor’s Bar is your ultimate destination!

As soon as you enter the place, you can feel the concept stapled on every single wall. No matter where you look, you will find buttons pinned on the walls and an ambiance of an old tailor’s workshop. The venue consists in 2 floors, the bar situated in the ground floor and the restaurant, located on the 1st.

We started by ordering a refreshing Margarita, and  a glass of Chivas 12.

As for the food, it was perfectly sewed to fit our expectations!

We enjoyed a fresh side of Edamame with a delicious Caesar Salad, Chic Salmon and Elegant Chicken! All included in the must-try list whenever you visit.

Make sure you order the drink of the week! We had a blast sipping a a delightful mix of Watermelon, Sour Mix, Rum and mint 😇
Can’t wait to visit again! 😍

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Bou Melhem Restaurant | Review

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We’ve already heard of it through word to mouth and social media, but didn’t really get the chance to visit Bou Melhem Restaurant in Sin El Fil until last Friday. As soon as we walked in, the friendly staff welcomed us and guided us to a nice table close to the bar. We then had the honor to meet with the owner himself, warmly welcoming us and wishing us a beautiful night ahead.

Bou Melhem counts an indoor setting and a terrace, and organized a special ‘One Man Show” event on Fridays so we were kindly warned about the high music and waiters suggested we move our table to the terrace in case we were disturbed.

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We didn’t really have to order, the restaurant specialties were served throughout the night from the appetizers to the salads and main dish, all the way to cocktails and desserts.

Here’s an overview of what we tasted along with our feedback:

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Tabbouleh & Fattouch: Although the tabbouleh really needed a lighter hand on the salt, it was very tasty and fresh; yet the fattouch came from another dimension: The perfection of the flavors and the impeccable balance left us speechless!

Eggplant Salad (Batenjen el Raheb): While I didn’t taste this dish because I’m not really fan of eggplants, my partners did express enjoyment in it but only as average; they didn’t think there was anything special about it except the colors and presentation.

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Raw Kibbeh & Tebleh: They come from the same background, but Kibbe includes an additional ingredient that’s Burghul (crushed wheat): They both tasted amazing and as fresh as they looked.

Roasted Hummus, Crispy Shankleesh & Mouhammara: These dishes are among Bou Melhem restaurant’s mezze specialties. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT visit Bou Melhem and leave without trying them!

Pesto Chicken: I would definitely have added a little more salt, but they tasted amazing and although the dish was overwhelmed with pesto, it didn’t cover up the chicken taste that both my partner & I love.

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Lahmeh Ras Asfour: It’s basically a dish that consists in small beef cutlets marinated in Pomegranate Molasse: Absolutely heavenly to taste buds and that comes from my best friend who rarely eats meat!

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Halloumi & Figs: This dish is definitely recommended to you if you’re a fan of sweet and salty.

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Mixed Grill: Generous portions and buttery taste. I honestly cannot think of a word to describe how moist and tender the Kafta, Meat, and Taouk tasted; definitely a must try whenever you visit!

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Although we were too full to even consider dessert, we were presented a selection of fresh season fruits and Lebanese puddings (Mehallabiye & Meghli); we also couldn’t leave without experiencing Bou Melhem’s special Frappé drinks (Caramel, Mocha & Lemonade) and Sharab El Wared which marked a special place in our hearts.

Of course the concept was not only about experiencing the food, we were also treated to the ‘One Man Show’ and had a blast dancing to the oriental tunes and then after midnight, the whole restaurant lights were dimmed and we got to enjoy some occidental music until early hours.

Overall, Bou Melhem Restaurant was a one of a kind experience that we cannot wait to re-live!

 

Burgers you must try at least once!

#Burgers are not hard to find. In fact, it’s so damn rare to pass by a town and not notice at least ONE burger joint. However, it isn’t so simple to find a place that serves decent and high quality burgers because the standard my darlings, is not about WHERE you eat a burger, but HOW YOU FEEL while, and after you eat it.

I visited Burger joints around Lebanon and decided to briefly share with you some of my favorites so far.

Mexican Burger at Gourma Lebanon.

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This cozy joint is a family owned restaurant located in Tabarja. They serve a large variety of house made sandwiches, Indian platters, salads, and burgers. Among their tasty menu I tried the Mexican burger which is a combination of a 130g of  Mexican beef patty, guacamole, onions, tomato, jalapenos, tortilla chips and their special mild Mexican sauce. Served with a side of coleslaw and crunchy fries, this platter is definitely Lunch/Dinner goals when you feel like a quick bite on your way from the beach this summer 😉

Classic Burger at Crepaway

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Crepaway still leads when it comes to service, speed and quality especially when it comes to kickass burgers. I always visit the branch in Citymall Beirut, and my all time weakness has to be the classic, a mix of Black angus beef with cheddar cheese, lettuce, grilled onions, ketchup, mayo and dijonnaise sauce. Despite the simplicity of its ingredients, Crepaway’s classic burger explodes in flavors! Highly recommended and reachable no matter where you live in Lebanon!

Classic cheese Burger at Classic Burger

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Cozy and calm, Classic Burger Joint outlets are the perfect for a casual date, a get-together after uni or a quick bite while shopping. I tried both Beirut Souks and Le Mall outlets and let me tell you, one can’t go wrong with any of the burgers at Classic Burger Joint, but my choice for the best would be the Classic cheese Burger. It’s not just the classic sauce and fresh beef patty that makes it, it’s the double american cheese and those homemade pickles with the classic coleslaw salad!

Now whomever knows me acknowledges that burgers are by far my weakness & would even go as far as to say that I’m addicted; I just constantly crave patties between buns several times a day is that a crime?

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Four Seasons Hotel Beirut| Sunday Lunch

With over 105 hotels in 43 different countries, the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is definitely striking in the business since 1960. With a focus on Luxury and a dedication to serve perfection, their highly personalized customer service is much admired and not so easy replicated! The sumptuous décor and the food styling sophistication never failed to amaze me, leading me to fairly admit that their chain is one of my favorites in the world.

My adventure with Four Seasons was far from expected.

On a Saturday morning, I received a message from one of their respected branches in Lebanon asking me if I would like to join them and get to experience their weekly Sunday Lunch.

As soon as we stepped out of the car, we were treated like royalties.

The nicest executives welcomed us, then we got the opportunity to walk-in their executive kitchen where the buffet was held, because they believe that a successful hotel has nothing to hide and no secrets inside its kitchen.

After helping ourselves to a magnificent buffet which happens every Sunday at their restaurant, The Grill Lounge, we came back to our seats and believe me, every bite took our taste buds to another dimension of flavors.

From the steak and vegetable to the sushi and the finest Gavi and Ixir wine, we instantly felt the freshness in every single bite ❤.
So whether you live in Lebanon or abroad, the Four Seasons chain is an absolutely must-visit destination if you are looking to spend lunch with your family or if you’re looking to impress a certain sweetheart 😉

Check out the gallery and follow us on a trip inside Four Seasons Beirut!

Until Next time! 😉
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