Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Oh, My Goodness! When I think that’s, I’ve been to the best breakfast place in town; another pops up! Delicatessen locates on the hills of Nisantasi is your perfect breakfast…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

On this beautiful Sunday morning, my first stop was at Mangerie, where I thought I'd discovered the best... I then continued to Delicatessen where again I thought I’ve found my coup de Coeur...…

September 17, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Istanbul

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

I woke up at 6, walked around Istanbul to fly my drone then searching for a place to have breakfast. I wanted something cosmopolitan, fun and trendy at the same time: Mangerie popped up. Located…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Tasty, Varied, Generous and Professional... Breakfast in Beirut! The Four Seasons Hotel

Reviews | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Tasty, Varied, Generous and Professional... Breakfast in Beirut! The Four Seasons Hotel

On the second floor of the Four Seasons Hotel is where mornings have another meaning. I've been here half a dozen times already simply to enjoy the pleasure of great food, amazing presentation, and…

September 17, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut Central District

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

After enjoying Paper Moon twice in Milano, I couldn’t but try it in Istanbul. One of my favorite Italian restaurants of all times makes my heart skip a beat. Pasta, pizza and Italian dishes,…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

The view is breathtaking and the food as well. Good food with a superb view is what Hamdi offers in the heart of Istanbul’s busy touristic quarters. On the third floor is where lunch is…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

Some of the blog’s readers recommended “Esmer Chef.” Pizza, pasta, salads, international cuisine and everything in between, the casual fast food has several branches of which one on…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

After enjoying Istanbul’s vibes down at Beşiktaş, walking from a street to the next, I stopped at “House of B.” Burgers are what they do in an American diner-style decor and…

September 17, 2019 | Burgers | Istanbul

Chili’s Beirut: Twenty Years of Good Food, Generous Portion and Non-Smoking Dining

Reviews | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 08, 2019

Reviews

Chili’s Beirut: Twenty Years of Good Food, Generous Portion and Non-Smoking Dining

Back! To my favorite diner in town and probably the last standing. One of Lebanon’s few franchises has celebrated 20 years of operations in Achrafieh... and when the brand worldwide isn’t…

September 08, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Reviews

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

The journey with Wagamama started in 2012 at that same location. Seven years passed, and here I come again to experience one of my favorite brands. I love the naughty child painted on the wall, the…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Reviews

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

When it’s called "the Market", it should have the vibes of a market and probably enough goods to buy. The logo is inviting; the menu is presented on an iPad with mouthwatering photos of all…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Reviews

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Amazing, exceptionally amazing like all the “La Petite Maison” restaurants I’ve been to around the world. After indulging in the finest food in Nice, Dubai, and Beirut, here comes…

September 04, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Reviews

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Visiting Istanbul this summer, I chose the W for my stay. Part of the Marriott group of hotels, the W is a luxurious yet trendy brand for the youth. It’s rare to find older people due to…

September 04, 2019 | Reviews | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Reviews

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

Reviews | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 04, 2019

Reviews

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

I’ve been here, done that, enjoyed the experience and now back for more. Kesrwani, the famous fish market of Antelias welcomes you for an enjoyable experience of seafood, Lebanese mezze and…

September 04, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

Casa de Thoum: I Loved the Room, the Bed, the Guesthouse and Tasty Breakfast

Reviews | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

September 03, 2019

Reviews

Casa de Thoum: I Loved the Room, the Bed, the Guesthouse and Tasty Breakfast

I've been places, toured around Lebanon, visited dozens of guesthouses and this one makes it on the TOP5 list. One of the best and most enjoyable stays to date, Casa de Thoum will offer you and…

September 03, 2019 | Recommended | Batroun

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

Reviews | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Reviews

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

I've spent a night at Al Fundok Hotel, enjoyed dinner and breakfast, took a hundred photos and promised myself to visit again. Check out the photos yourself and plan your next visit.…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Reviews | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Reviews

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Spending two days with my family, we had the chance to enjoy the beach, good food, and an enjoyable sunset. Check out the weekend's photos and plan your next escape to La Siesta. Watch the…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Beirut

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Reviews | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Reviews

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Situated in Ehden, 6 km from Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, Beit Mirna is your destination for a tranquil and peaceful getaway surrounded by the green virgin nature. Beit Mirna features…

September 02, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

Reviews | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

September 02, 2019

Reviews

Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

"Bistronomie Francaise" is the tag line - Zeralda is a bistro serving casual French cuisine. It is nestled in the heart of Jounieh/Sarba. At the entrance of Sarba is an old house where Zeralda…

September 02, 2019 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

Reviews | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 19, 2019

Reviews

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

After the last visit to “Nabeh Merched” to film an episode, I promised to come again with my family. A little paradise on earth, in the heart of Lebanon’s greenest region, spending…

August 19, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

Grecotel Pallace Athens: Good but not the Five Stars I Expected

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 18, 2019

Reviews

Grecotel Pallace Athens: Good but not the Five Stars I Expected

A happy hotel... but unfortunately not the rooms! A beautiful lobby, decorative structures, design items until the room door opened. I was willing to post a 5/5 about the hotel for its unique…

August 18, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

Paradise Beach and Restaurant on the Island of Symi

Reviews | Greece Europe

Europe

August 18, 2019

Reviews

Paradise Beach and Restaurant on the Island of Symi

A traditional Greek kitchen, a waitress looking like an owner’s daughter, la mama preparing the plates and people sunbathing on the beach, Paradise is your traditional Greek restaurant with a…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Greece

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

Reviews | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

Reviews

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

Down at the bay, Maris Kitchen is the hotel’s main restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, stop for a bite, enjoy a meal, and spend time on the beach. Arriving at 11 am, we started…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

LOS: Art and Food on the Island of Symi

Reviews | Greece Europe

Europe

August 18, 2019

Reviews

LOS: Art and Food on the Island of Symi

Marvelous, to say the least, the restaurant is marvelous! High-end and classy, even though located on the harbor, LOS - for Lobster, Oyster, and Sushi- doesn’t look like a restaurant for…

August 18, 2019 | International Cuisine | Greece

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

Reviews | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

Reviews

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

A great marketing name deserves to be experienced, especially when there is no waiting list, and no reservation needed. After dining at Nusr-Et in Istanbul several years back before the restaurant…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

18 Food Stops to Discover in Athens, Greece: Reviews, Photos and Video

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 15, 2019

Reviews

18 Food Stops to Discover in Athens, Greece: Reviews, Photos and Video

Traveling to Athens, where to go, what to eat, what to do! My Favorite 18 places to eat an enjoyable meal. Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in AthensAfter enjoying a unique…

August 15, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

Reviews

Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in Athens

After enjoying a unique experience at Ergon, I went online searching for a similar experience and found Yoleni’s. Yoleni’s is a supermarket, training center, tasting academy and…

August 14, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

7 Cactus Athens: Try the Savory Potato Pancakes

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

Reviews

7 Cactus Athens: Try the Savory Potato Pancakes

I’m not sure how I ended up here and arriving at a small restaurant and waiting to be seated means it’s famous enough. 7 cactus is in one of those calm areas behind the acropolis, a…

August 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Choux Choux Gelateria: Exquisite Ice Cream Profiterole

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 31, 2019

Reviews

Choux Choux Gelateria: Exquisite Ice Cream Profiterole

Two years ago, I made a point to visit every eclair and choux place around the planet passing by Paris, London, Beirut, New York, and Bucharest. Some are good, others less, but what I can say after…

July 31, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Athens

Little Tree Books and Coffee: Sunday Vibes on the Sidewalk in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 31, 2019

Reviews

Little Tree Books and Coffee: Sunday Vibes on the Sidewalk in Athens

It’s the longest walk we did from the city center. 1,6 kilometers from our hotel and located behind the acropolis mountain, Little Tree is a coffee shop and bookstore open on the main street…

July 31, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Athens

iFeel: Breakfast and Eggs Florentine in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Reviews

iFeel: Breakfast and Eggs Florentine in Athens

Searching for the best breakfast spots in Athens, Trip Advisor led me to iFeel. A good rating in a restaurant loaded with people; I was lucky to find the last table available. Brunch is served every…

July 30, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Taqueria Maya: One of the Best Mexican Eats of Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Reviews

Taqueria Maya: One of the Best Mexican Eats of Athens

A was craving a Mexican lunch... With a high rating on google maps, Taqueria Maya was an obvious choice! Tacos, burrito, nachos and salads, the street food restaurant served casual food with no…

July 30, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Happy Blender: Açaí and Pitaya Bowls in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Reviews

Happy Blender: Açaí and Pitaya Bowls in Athens

I couldn’t believe my eyes! I found Pitaya and Açaí bowls in Athens. My dream bowls which I discovered two years ago in New York have made it to this part of the world. I simply…

July 30, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

Royal Greek Souvlaki Ermou: Pita Sandwiches in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Reviews

Royal Greek Souvlaki Ermou: Pita Sandwiches in Athens

Four skewers rolling on the lower floor, air-conditioned seating in the upper floor, Royal Souvlaki seems to be a renowned destination for local traditional food. Filming a movie about Athens, the…

July 30, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

Montakiou: Start Your Day with Premium Coffee and Unconventional Sandwiches in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Reviews

Montakiou: Start Your Day with Premium Coffee and Unconventional Sandwiches in Athens

A great choice! Found on google maps, I walked directly to Montakiou which turned out to be one of the best coffee makers in Athens. Using the best brands out there, they grind coffee a-la-minute and…

July 30, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Zampano: My Favorite Breakfast Stop in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 27, 2019

Reviews

Zampano: My Favorite Breakfast Stop in Athens

It’s like one of those Paris or New York spots renowned for breakfast and brunch. The vibe is different from anything else I experienced the last two days, the mood and the menu. Music, high…

July 27, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Zuccherino: I Literally Screamed from Joy!

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 27, 2019

Reviews

Zuccherino: I Literally Screamed from Joy!

Famous for their chocolate soup, Zuccherino is one of those places you have to visit when in Athens. Chocolate in a bowl, Millefeuille cake, and ruby chocolate ball were the three cravings I ordered…

July 27, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Athens

Just Pita: Trying Kontosouvli for the First Time

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 27, 2019

Reviews

Just Pita: Trying Kontosouvli for the First Time

I was hungry and the choices were not many; at walking distance, a couple of hundred meters from the hotel,  Just Pita welcomes late-night visitors. With an aim to try as many local dishes as…

July 27, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

Ergon Athens: A Dream Place for Foodies. Beautiful Decor and Delicious Food

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 26, 2019

Reviews

Ergon Athens: A Dream Place for Foodies. Beautiful Decor and Delicious Food

It’s marvelous! A dream place, a haven I dream of owning. A foodie gourmet hub I hope one day will open in Beirut. It’s so fresh, happy and vibrant... enter into a little paradise…

July 26, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Pax Burgers: A Tasty Burger in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 26, 2019

Reviews

Pax Burgers: A Tasty Burger in Athens

After eating five pita sandwiches around the city, I needed a change! How about having a burger. Pax won the third price in the burger festival. American inspired place, industrial and colorful, I…

July 26, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Pame Tsipouro, Pame Kafenio

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 26, 2019

Reviews

Pame Tsipouro, Pame Kafenio

Beautiful, the restaurant is simply beautiful and magical. Colors, fresh vibes, and everything to make you want to stay for long. We were simply passing, ended up having fries, fried zucchini chips…

July 26, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Mac n' Cheese: Street Food Macaroni on the Go in Mar Mikhael

Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 25, 2019

Reviews

Mac n' Cheese: Street Food Macaroni on the Go in Mar Mikhael

Mac n' Cheese, the famous street food stand that started at Souk el Akel, is now in Mar Mikhael. Proudly Lebanese, these macaroni cooked with saffron have impressed many, making it one of the souk's…

July 25, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Emporio Armani Ristorante: Two Thumbs Up for the Food!

Reviews | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

July 24, 2019

Reviews

Emporio Armani Ristorante: Two Thumbs Up for the Food!

For the third time in three years, I visit the Emporio Armani restaurant located under the Armani hotel in Milano. I remember it to be well lit, decorated in red colors and serving the best saffron…

July 24, 2019 | Restaurants | Milan

Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

Reviews | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 18, 2019

Reviews

Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

What makes a Manoucheh even more unique than a conventional one, is when it’s baked using the dough of standard Lebanese bread. One of three bakeries I know other than Al Zahaa in Jezzine and…

July 18, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Reviews | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 16, 2019

Reviews

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Located on the slopes of the world-famous Barouk cedars reserve, “Em Fares,” a Lebanese restaurant serving homemade Lebanese food welcomes you for lunch and dinner. Touring Barouk…

July 16, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

Reviews | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 15, 2019

Reviews

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

There’s one innovative and crazy creation that started three years ago at Souk el Akel... a roll that I used to crave for every single day. I used to arrive at the souk, grab a Manoucheh…

July 15, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

Reviews | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Reviews

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

Visiting for the third time, I can't but express my admiration for this chicken concept. I love their food, the ambiance, the quality of the soft drink, sauces and unique fries. Let's…

July 14, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Groupy-Ramlawi: Saida’s Best Ice Cream

Reviews | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Reviews

Groupy-Ramlawi: Saida’s Best Ice Cream

How many times have you enjoyed a lemon ice cream tasting like a real lemon being squeezed inside your mouth? One of Lebanon’s ultimate best ice cream shops is located in Saida and is called…

July 14, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Saida

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Reviews | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Reviews

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Shocking at first, it feels like dining in a parking lot until the waiter welcomes you, and you open the trendy menu filled with beautifully shot photos. Country Gate is Deir el Qamar’s…

July 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Shouf

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