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19 juin 2012 2 19 /06 /juin /2012 22:16

 

 

The diamond Jubilee celebrations continued, and I was invited to a Great Tea Tweetup at Brioche Doree in ABC Achrafieh.  

It was an event organized by The British Embassy in Beirut and the Online Collaborative. 

 

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It was a full house, HE Tom Fletcher was present with lots and lots of Tweeps and Bloggers 

 

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We had a bag designed by Karen Karam Lebanese/British designer, plus pens and pins...

 

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Thanks a lot for Brioche Doree for having us, and the British Embassy and Online collaborative for the organization.

 

It was a really great week to be British! 

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18 juin 2012 1 18 /06 /juin /2012 19:51

 

I was invited last Thursday to a Sunset Tweetup at St.Elmo's Seaside Brasserie.


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Named after the patron saint of sailors, St. Elmo's is designed by interior architect Aal Chamaa Batal and enfant terrible, Joey Ghazal, the space is slavishly decorated with the kind of carefully distressed nautical vintage stuff that Joey and his friends scavenged at back alley garage sales and flee markets.

 

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It's caracterized by it's diverse menu, the Boston clam chowder, the Nova Scotia lobster roll, the classic fish & Chips, the rich and gooey mac-and-cheese and the soft center chocolate chip cookie...

 

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The food was really delicious, specially with the lovely tweeps 

 

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Thank you St. Elmo's for having us, we had great time with yummy food 


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23 avril 2012 1 23 /04 /avril /2012 08:33

 

I’ll see you on February 30? Instead try: I’ll see you AT February 30! The highly anticipated venue opened one month ago to a thronging crowd that had been paying close attention to the social media teaser campaign executed 3 weeks in advance of the launch. A strategic leaking of tidbits about the wild world of February 30 further boosted anticipation levels, engaging the online community of Lebanon. “A fake launch date was announced first to engage public attention, and we took advantage of the fact that only once every 4 years does a leap year occur,” explained Rony Abou Saab, Managing Partner of Concepts in Motion (CIM). Rather, on March 15, 2012 to a resounding chorus of surprise, exclamation and finally, enjoyment, partygoers thronged the venue to get first dibs at experiencing the eclectic surroundings and comprehensive food and beverage menus.


 

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The international-based menu is a “selection of extremely well received dishes. We have breakfast and brunch fare, and of course we are quite proud of the compliments that our lunch-dinner menu is getting,” said Rabih Fakhreddine of CIM. The whimsical wording of the sensational food and cocktail menus echoes the overall tone of the February 30 culture: not at all what you’d expect. The comprehensive drink selection includes a martini grouping, wine grouping and signature house cocktails perfected by an onsite mixologist and developed exclusively for CIM.


 

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And what better way to enjoy a fine meal and good drinks? By toasting to February 30’s playlists -specifically handpicked to express the February 30 topsy turvy culture- the music runs the gamut from pop to rock to even crowd-pleasing Lebanese golden oldies. Regarding the positive reception to the unusual rotation of different music genres, Abou Saab explained that the choice to mix in Lebanon’s favorite kitsch tunes like Ziad Rahbani was “enacted by popular demand. We noticed that when a Ziad Rahbani song hit the sound system, people spontaneously jumped out of their seats and sang-along. It’s a revival of the great times in Lebanon, which is also what February 30’s retro-chic is about.”

 

 

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“Guests attending the opening were privy to the first look at the shocking venue meant to transport their senses. We’ve dissected the traditional bar elements and done everything possible to go against the grain. If there is a way to really turn things upside down, you’ll find it at February 30,” continued Abou Saab, adding that Creative LAB, the architecture firm behind the third and most ambitious of CIM’s projects to date, took things to “a whole new level with February 30”. Already gathering mass media attention, CIM conceptual venues were recently featured on Future Television’s Lamasat highlighting the architecture of Creative LAB’s 3 CIM projects, including FACES and Big Shot pubs. “We look forward to a feature about February 30’s architecture scheduled to print shortly in one of Lebanon’s premier interior décor magazines,” remarked Fakhreddine.

February 30 welcomes guests daily beginning at 10am until 4am. 

 

February 30

The Alleyway, Hamra, Beirut

Tel 01/736683 or 76/994405

Facebook   http://www.facebook.com/feb30hamra

Twitter @Feb30Hamra

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13 février 2012 1 13 /02 /février /2012 21:39

 

 

I came home this Sunday to find my mum had baked us delicious Cinnamon rolls, they’re really delicious, and I couldn’t not share the recipe with you. 

 

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Ingredients:

3 ½ cups of flour

1 small tablespoon of Yeast

1 small tablespoon of Baking Powder

½ cup of sugar

3 big spoons of powder milk

1 cup of warm water

¼ cup of corn oil

1 Yellow egg 

 

Preparation:

To prepare the dough, we mix all the ingredients until soft dough forms, we cover it and we wait for three hours to let the dough rise, or until doubled in size. Then we punch it down, with the baking rolling pin.

We add four spoons of soft butter, then ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of ground almond, raisins, and two small spoons of cinnamon.

 

We put them on the dough and we roll it, then we cut it into 24 pieces and we put them in the baking pan  for 3 hours and we cover it and let it rise or until doubled in size.

We bake them in a preheated oven until lightly browned. Then we put apricot jam on the top et bon appétit! 

 

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1 février 2012 3 01 /02 /février /2012 12:05

 

It's really rainy today and made me feel like having a soup! So i remembered the soup I had at Scoozi a while ago... it was the first time I taste it and loved it! 

Too bad I didn't take a picture of it (obviously  I was starving So i'm sharing with you a recipe of this yummy soup

 

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Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe

(Serves 4-6 persons)

 

Ingredients:

 

  •          2 tablespoons butter
  •          2 tablespoons flour
  •          1/2 teaspoon salt
  •          1/8 teaspoon pepper
  •          2 cups milk
  •          3/4 pound fresh asparagus
  •          boiling water
  •          salt and pepper -- to taste

 

 

Preparation:

Make the white sauce:

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Stir until smooth. Add milk; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to bubble.
Set aside.

Wash asparagus and cut in 1/2-inch pieces. Cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid. Set aside a few of the asparagus tips or pieces aside for garnish, if desired. Mash or blend remaining asparagus; set aside. Add enough boiling water to cooking liquid to make 1 cup; add white sauce and pureed asparagus. Heat thoroughly; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add whole asparagus pieces and serve. 

Sahtein!

 

 

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30 janvier 2012 1 30 /01 /janvier /2012 15:48

 

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Roadster Diner introduced new items to its NEW menu, that was launched recently, like the Curly fries, Texas Steak, Ambassador Steak, Cheese at heart burger, Double Diner, Double Steak, Texas Chicken, Delightful Brownie... 

 

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And I got the chance with other tweeps to go and taste them last week in Le Mall Branch 


We stared with the curly fries, it was so crunchy and yummy, then started tasting the delicious burgers, the Rd Texas chicken was amazing, although i'm not a big fan of chicken burgers, but it was juicy and the cheese effect was great. Then tasted the Cheese at heart, and OMG...It gives a heart attack with the yummy melting cheese from inisde...it's incredibly Good! And Oh  the double Steak and Double Diner... they're indescribable...

 

Too bad I had to leave before the desert, but I can imagine that it's also Oh so yummyyy, since i'm a Big Brownie and Oreo fan! 

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So if you haven't tried the new menu yet, Hurry up.... because you're missing a lot!!  

 

And don't forget to Follow Roadster Diner on Twitter, LIKE their Facebook Pageas you can also check their website !

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25 janvier 2012 3 25 /01 /janvier /2012 13:15

 

I was invited last week with some other tweeps to the opening of the Chocolate display at the Boulevard in Four Seasons Hotel, Beirut.

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It was like entering the Chocolate Kingdom... There was over 20 types of chocolate to chose from at this display, from chocolate tarts, to truffles and macaroons, mini eclairs, mini choux, chocolate baba, black forest, and many others... 


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Four seasons Hotel had also prepared a BIG SURPRISE for us   We were able to see and taste how their chef does the supreme Hot Chocolate... We also could add several flavours to it which made it tastier... 

 

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The Two Photos cortesy of @bahaafe  

 

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You can find this buffet at The Boulevard, the coffee house at Four Season Hotel, located on the hotel's ground floor. They display them every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for 32$ per person, and ofcourse you can also be charged to whatever you consume by piece. 

 

Enjoy your Choclate dessert...

And don't forget to Like their Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter for the latest information. 

 

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18 janvier 2012 3 18 /01 /janvier /2012 08:11

 

Santa knew that I was a TEA fan, so he bought me with him on his way from France this cute little pink box. 

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KUSMI TEA, was founded in 1867 in St. Petersburg, the tea house Kousmichoff has been carrying on the same activity to offer connoisseurs and gourmets subtle flavourings as well as the highest quality blends. Distributed all over the world, KUSMI TEA blends are well known for their pleasant tastes and the smoothness of their flavors.

 

The flavour I got in this cute pink tin is SWEET LOVE and is described as an “exquisite spicy blend that stimulates the senses.”

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It's a Smooth and Spicy blend of Black China Tea, Liquorice roots, Spices, Guarana seed and Pink pepper.


Health benefits:

Ginseng and Guarana bring you Energy and Vitality, Spices aid Digestion, Liquorice delivers a smooth taste.

 

It was the first time I taste a such blend of flavours, and I liked it.  It's a bit strong, but not too powerful... so if you don't like spicy stuff, I don't advise you with it!

 

KUSMI TEA are available in lots of different flavours, you can check them here!  

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12 janvier 2012 4 12 /01 /janvier /2012 15:28

 

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Hamra’s newest conceptual pub, Big Shot, opened its doors Monday December 19th to the tune of a thumping crowd with party-goers staying well into the night. The highlight of the launch event showcased an airbrush mural by multi-medium Lebanese artist Hady Beydoun depicting late Rap sensations Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur. Top DJ Base was on hand opening night to kick off the party, playing until 4am.

 

The newly launched venue is the first of its kind in Beirut: An original pub atmosphere spinning the best R & B, Rap and Hip Hop tracks of the last decade mixed with the latest and greatest hits.  “Big Shot is filling the gap in Hamra. The latest craze in Beirut revolves around R & B, Hip Hop and Rap genres. We’re giving those music lovers a place to spend their nights where they can drink, eat, dance and chill,” remarked Rabih Fakhreddine. Their new menu of pub fare is a bevy of items with a twist, following the tradition of Concepts in Motion’s (CIM) first successful nightlife venue, Faces pub, also situated in Hamra. 

 

The décor of Big Shot, featuring the focus mural wall, sets a contemporary pace in keeping with the latest music trend. “The carefully chosen poster selection covering one wall, even the med vodka light box art is all meant to reinforce the street vibe,” continued Rabih.  Big Shot is sweeping the hard partying 20-somethings that frequent the popular Hamra Alleyway; where nightlife staple establishments like Dany’s and Oscar Wilde can be found.

 

The airbrush mural of Tupac and Biggie Smalls was commissioned by Big Shot management and took 14 hours to complete. About the piece, Managing Partner Rony Abou Saab said, “We chose Hady Beydoun to execute the mural of Tupac and Biggie to complete Big Shot’s look. Arguably two of the biggest Rappers in music history, their music is still played worldwide and the legend surrounding them remains a current event.”

 


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Big Shot welcomes guests daily beginning at 6pm until 4am.  

Don't forget to Like their Facebook Page and Follow them on Twitter 

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8 décembre 2011 4 08 /12 /décembre /2011 20:21

 

I was invited yesterday to the opening of the second branch of Eatalian in Abdelwahab street, Ahcrafieh. They opened their first branch is in Kaslik, Empire street. 

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Eatalian, the fashionable Italian restaurant by Casper & Gambini’s, recently moved to Napoli. Fancying the casual and friendly streets of this city where the most authentic pizzerias are located, the restaurant knew it wanted to belong there. Today with its updated look, Eatalian brings you the casual and warm Napoli, with a menu including a variety of homemade pastas, wood-oven white flour and whole wheat baked pizzas under VPN certification, delicious antipasti to share and a selection of desserts. Now with only one “Eatalian” bite, you can fly straight to one of Napoli’s streets, where the best pizzerias are located.

 

We had a lovely dinner on the rythm of violon and accordion... 


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It's a great place to have eatalian food, cozy for couples and calm for families! 

 

You can find then on Facebook to check their latest events.

 


Sahtein!

 

 

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