A culi­nary tour of Bourj Ham­moud

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1 Mhanna

Mhanna has an un­match­able rep­u­ta­tion for fine-dining Le­banese cui­sine. Bring­ing to­gether old school Le­banese hos­pi­tal­ity and ser­vice with high qual­ity in­gre­di­ents, the restau­rant con­tin­ues the tra­di­tions of Le­banese cui­sine bril­liantly.

What Barza says:

“Mhanna is very con­sis­tent and I like their gen­eros­ity. For me, it’s among the best Le­banese restau­rants. The food has a home­made feel. I can’t pick a par­tic­u­lar dish, most of their dishes are my fa­vorite.” 04 403636 An­telias Main Road, Metn

2 Ba­bel Bay

Ba­bel Bay at Zaitu­nay Bay of­fers an in­no­va­tive ap­proach to Le­banese cui­sine, with seafood and mezze that cre­ates a mod­ern ver­sion of tra­di­tional food, with a mod­ern in­te­rior to match.

What Barza says:

“I like ev­ery­thing about it – I like the ser­vice, the dec­o­ra­tion, the mod­ern in­te­rior de­sign of the place, the pre­sen­ta­tion and, of course, the taste. I like how they stay within tra­di­tional Le­banese food but make it mod­ern.” 01 370846 Zaitu­nay Bay

3 Abd El Wa­hab

One of the most iconic Le­banese restau­rants in Achrafieh, Ab­del Wa­hab is where food tra­di­tion con­tin­ues. It’s a place to while away the hours on a Sun­day af­ter­noon with a big group, for re­li­able, high qual­ity Le­banese clas­sics, washed down of course with a jug of arak.

What Barza says:

“They have some very good ideas and have been long enough in the mar­ket to know what they’re do­ing. They have great va­ri­ety and do the clas­sics of Le­banese food, such as hum­mus, fat­toush and wara enab, very well. I also like the set­ting of the restau­rant very much.” 01 200550 Abd El Wa­hab El Inglizi Street, Monot

4 Bi­oland Sioufi

With the slo­gan “from farm to fork”, Bi­oland’s phi­los­o­phy is self-ex­plana­tory. Fo­cus­ing on or­ganic food and fresh farm pro­duce, this eatery is all about high qual­ity in­gre­di­ents and sim­ple de­li­cious recipes with a menu cre­ated by Barza him­self. bi­oland-lb.com 01 398 111 Sioufi

What Barza says:

“I re­ally like the place. They have a very healthy and or­ganic menu. Its main fo­cus is the ter­roir.”

Le­banese celebrity chef, TV per­son­al­ity and culi­nary con­sul­tant Joe Barza picks some of his fa­vorite ur­ban restau­rants for Le­banese food

Ba­bel Bay

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