Beirut Res­tau­rants Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates the best fla­vors in town

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The third edi­tion of the Beirut Res­tau­rants Fes­ti­val drew to a close on the 30th of Septem­ber, foll­wing three elec­tric days at Beirut’s trendy Train­sta­tion. Or­ga­nized by the Syn­di­cate of Own­ers of Res­tau­rants, Cafés, Night-clubs & Pas­tries in part­ner­ship with Hos­pi­tal­ity Ser­vices and with the sup­port of the Min­istry of Tourism, the fes­ti­val hosted al­most 70 of the top res­tau­rants, bars and food con­cepts, promis­ing a food cel­e­bra­tion like no other.

The open­ing cer­e­mony on Septem­ber 28 was held un­der the pa­tron­age of the Min­is­ter of Tourism, H.E. Avedis Guida­nian. The min­is­ter con­grat­u­lated all the stake­hold­ers in­volved on pro­mot­ing Le­banon’s rich cui­sine and re­it­er­ated the suc­cess Beirut had achieved in be­ing des­ig­nated an in­ter­na­tional food cap­i­tal. The fes­ti­val fur­ther hon­ored Nouhad Dam­mous, the guru of tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity, rec­og­niz­ing his work and ac­com­plish­ments in the sec­tor over the past decades.

Over 11,000 fes­ti­val­go­ers had the op­por­tu­nity to sam­ple a tasty se­lec­tion of bites and drinks from a large num­ber of food stands, trucks and bars while en­joy­ing the live mu­sic pro­gram of Latin, Ori­en­tal, pop, jazz and dance tracks. Bands and DJS, in­clud­ing Arn­abeat, Marc Hatem, Joy Fa­had, An­drea Bou Nehme and Mo­saic Band, played to an en­thu­si­as­tic crowd well into the night. The event at­tracted a wide au­di­ence thanks to the va­ri­ety of at­trac­tions on of­fer, no­tably the range of ex­cit­ing cuisines , which in­cluded: Amer­i­can, Ar­me­nian, Chi­nese, French, Ital­ian, Ja­panese, Lebanese and Mex­i­can, to name just a few. A ded­i­cated kids’ area, with fun ac­tiv­i­ties and in­flat­able toys, proved pop­u­lar with the younger au­di­ence who had free ac­cess to the fes­ti­val. Pets were also al­lowed at the open-air venue.

The Beirut Res­tau­rants Fes­ti­val will re­turn for its fourth edi­tion at Train­sta­tion, Mar Mikhael, from Septem­ber 27 to 29, 2019.

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