”There are plenty of things that people say. Like ‘what goes away never comes back’. To which we say ‘what was in our hearts; will always stay in our hearts’. Some would say ‘we wish those days would somehow, come back’. To them we say ‘if we were to go back in the old days right now, everything would be just as good, only with a touch of today. So let’s travel back to the 60’s. To our house, a real Lebanese house. Let’s get together and share a laugh, just like we used to. Watch TV and reminisce about those golden days.Listen to that classic song and brag about it like no one cares.Let’s eat the best Zaatar Manooshe…Indulge in that gorgeously delicious Kunafa with whipped cream. And let’s not forget that divine Sugar Maamool. Because now, the good old days are back for sure! Beautiful like ever before”, says AyamElezz!
I was invited to taste the taste of Lebanon in Dubai with a spectacular view of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
To get started with the foodie mood we were served small bites of Garlic Bread with Labneh in a hot wooden plate, those were delicious small bites of happiness already!!
Then comes a traditional drink from the the house, Lemonade Batrouniye, its chopped lime, orange with sugar and ice. The taste was so instant and refreshing.
For drinks which are made all freshed with hands.not with machine to mention, i ordered Pomegranate and my friend Watermelon. Served in cute little jars, the first look of it was WOW from me.
To start with the Salads and Cold Mezze we were served :
Vine Leaves, fresh red tomato, white rice, vine leaves, fresh vegetables and olive oils.
Moutabel, Char grilled eggplant blended with tahini, garlic and fresh lime juice.
Kebbet Lentil, mixed with the finest lentil, burgul and tomato paste.
Hummus Bel Tahina, boiled chickpeas with tahina with Lebanese olive oil.
Homemade Tabbouleh, finely chopped parsley, minced red tomato, bulgar, white onion and olive oil.
Fattoush, lettuce, cucumber, fresh greens mixed with fried bread croutons.
On my table
From the Hot Mezze we were served :
Chicken Liver, fried chicken liver mixed with minced garlic and pomegranate molasses and garnished with fried pine nuts.
Batata Harra, crispy fried spicy potatoes mixed with garlic and olive oil, coriander and chilli.
Makanek, fried Lebanese sausages with minced garlic and homemade pomegranate molasses.
Fattet Hummus, boiled chickpeas, fresh yogurt, garlic tahina and fried crisp bread garnished with pine nuts.
For the Main Course we had Kousa and Warak Enab filled with meat and a tomato gravy based curry served with flavored rice. It was delicious, the meat all juicy and tender.
Moroccan Tea, is a green tea prepared with spearmint leaves and sugar, It is poured into glasses from high above to swirl loose tea leaves to the bottom of the glass, whilst gently aerating the tea to improve its flavor.
It was a refreshing treat to myself.
Overall my experience was very delicious, with the food and the spectacular ambiance.
Highlights : Live Music,Valet Parking Available,Shisha,Outdoor Seating,Private Dining Area Available
Cuisines : Lebanese
Address : The Mall, Opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai
Phone number : 04 4376069 Table reservation recommended
Opening hours : 10 AM to 1 AM
Cost : AED 220 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted