Villa Beirut started in the early 19o0’s when a young girl Dalia saw her mother cooking traditional Lebanese cuisine in Beirut. She envisioned a vibrant and happy place where families with happy faces gathered to enjoy food with some traditional music ons. With a vision in her eyes and a goal in her hand Villa Beirut was in full progress to open its doors in Lebanon,but unfortunately it could never opened then. But as grand childrens of Dalia her recipes were used to and set foot to open Villa Beirut again and Dalia’s dream fulfilled. It opened with the same interiors Dalia had always wanted, bold blue windows surrounded by a beautiful garden. So here comes very first time in Abu Dhabi, Villa Beirut with all bold blue windows with bright sunny yellow color on walls. The ambiance done keeping in mind the garden concept with flower pots all around,it was like walking down a beautifully laid colorful gardens.
We were welcomed with smiling faces and warm hospitality, as settled down the manager took us on a culinary journey to Lebanon and its traditional delicious food. I ordered the surroundings, the blue windows with yellow sunny walls, is definitely my next color of my house.
For drinks we ordered a Cranberry Surprise and Mango Pina Colada. All refreshing,house made and served in cute mason jars.
From the Salad and Cold Mezze section we were served :
Hummus, Moutabel, Tabouleh, Fattoush.
Hummus Chmandar : beetroot and chickpeas puree mixed with Tahina.
Served with the freshest house made breads i have ever tasted. A worth try.
From the Hot Mezze it was :
Sojok : spicy red Lebanese sausage with a special blend of spices.
Sawda Djej : Chicken liver cooked with garlic and pomegranate sauce.
The Chicken Liver was the hit.
Now here come my another refreshing drink, Strawberry Daiquiri and Citrus Madness.
The Strawberry Daiquiri all done with fresh strawberries, and topped with vanilla ice cream with a punch of frizzy to it.
Citrus Madness, my favorite with a tangy and a sour taste.
For the mains we were served Villa Mixed Grilled, light pieces of Chicken Grilled, Lamb Minced Kabab, Meat Cubes, French Fries, Grilled Vegetables and Garlic Mayo Sauce.
Served with Arayees and Arabic Bread. The meat all juicy and tender, spices infused till the last bite and perfectly marinated and grilled. A dish worth a try.
Now as i always have space for desserts, the traditional Kunafa was served. A cheese pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup.
What is Kunafa?
The pastry is heated in butter, margarine, palm oil, or traditionally semneh and then spread with soft white cheese, such as Nabulsi cheese, and topped with more pastry. In khishnah kanafeh the cheese is rolled in the pastry. A thick syrup of sugar, water, and a few drops of rose water or orange blossom water is poured on the pastry during the final minutes of cooking. Often the top layer of pastry is tinted with red food coloring (a modern shortcut, instead of baking it for long periods of time). Crushed pistachios are sprinkled on top as a garnish.
Now in a Lebanese restaurant you cannot miss their coffee, Lebanese Coffee, is a method of preparing unfiltered coffee. Roasted and then finely ground coffee beans are simmered (not boiled) in a pot (cezve), optionally with sugar, and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle. A refreshing treat and a good way drive to Dubai.
Overall it was a delicious Lebanese treat to oneself, if you are looking for traditional food with some good and soothing music then this is the place for you.
Highlights : Home Delivery,Valet Parking Available,Wifi
Cuisines : Lebanese
Featured in Collection : New Restaurants
Address :Snow Dome Area, Marina Mall, Marina Village, Abu Dhabi
Opening hours : 10 AM to 12 Midnight
Phone Numbers : 04 2999629 0504539594
Cost : AED 180 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted