Chef Olivier Gougeon and Doctor in Business Administration Marie-Hélène Moawad are the creative minds behind Villa Clara. Having enchanted guests with their Beirut-based hotel and restaurant concept in 2011 before being forced to close after the tragic Beirut blast, Villa Clara is now making a comeback. In this exclusive interview, Gougeon tells us about the decision to relaunch and what’s on the horizon.
On January 26, 2024, Elle & Vire’s Professionnel Cream Cheese Competition final in the GCC took place in partnership with the award-winning ICCA, Dubai. Renowned Ambassadors, chefs Karim Bourgi, Francois Daubinet and Sergio Freitas of ICCA judged the finalists in the competition.