The majestic Phoenicia Intercontinental Beirut does not need any advertising. Since 1961, it has been a Leader on the regional level, a home out of home with a sprinkle of luxury and more than the rated 5 stars service.
It has also marked itself on the dining scene in Lebanon with its different dining outlets. It was time to try Mosaic famous Saturday’s themed eve “3al lebneni”!
The famous Chef Hicham Farhat will amaze you with a Buffet of Lebanese food like you have never tasted it before.
First, we were welcomed and escorted to our table beautifully set. Expect to find different age ranges, from families, to young and old couples; there was even a wedding on the other side of the restaurant!
On the facing stage, a band playing and a singer with her smooth voice singing oldies making an enjoyable ambiance. A belly dancer showed up later too!
Now from where to start to talk about the feast we were offered?
Chef Hicham was very keen to make the experience unforgettable. Starting with a live demonsatrtion of the tastiest frake jnoubie!
First things first: salad bar so appealing with all fresh seasonal ingredients, other mixed salads such as Fattoush and Tabbouli and another selection of seafood ones.
There is a fatte and foul station to cater your taste.
The mezze, every kind you can imagine and more new items such as carrot and beetroot mtabbal:) And oh the zahlawee mtabbal my first (what a shame for a Bekaee lady:P). And the basterma millefeuille such an innovative recipe.
We tried the different kibbe made by the chef: meat, chicken and fish (last one my favorite with caramelized onions), and the tajine so light and perfectly cooked.
The feast has to be ended with the sweetest note: a spread of oriental and wetsern desserts to cater every taste.
So overall, besides gaining at elast 2 kgs after this eve:P, an amzing experience to be repeated!
Bonus was the fortune teller who promised good events on the way, let’s wait and see!