Beirut’s unmissable food & drink celebrations

Beirut’s unmissable food & drink celebrations

Mark your calendar for these exciting shows organized by Hospitality Services

Beirut Cooking Festival | 14 – 16 November | Seaside arena

Beirut Cooking Festival returns to the capital for its ninth edition from November 14 to 16. The popular event welcomes 15,000 visitors to Seaside Arena to explore more than 100 stands showcasing the latest food and beverage products as well as kitchenware and cooking equipment.

During the three-day festival, more than 30 celebrity chefs and experts will be present at the Chefs’ Theater to show visitors how to create succulent dishes. Masterclasses with chefs, influencers, dietitians and mixologists will also form part of the program. Elsewhere, the Librairie Gourmande invites visitors to browse a vast selection of cookbooks and attend book signings, while a special festive table display area — created by talented designers — will provide guests with inspiration for the holiday season. In addition, the Organic Pavilion highlights organic local producers, and the Wine Boutique will shine a bright light on Lebanon’s small organic wineries.

Salon du Chocolat Beirut | 14 – 16 November | Seaside arena

Held concurrently with Beirut Cooking Festival, Salon du Chocolat Beirut will be taking place at Seaside Arena from November 14 to 16. The sixth edition of the show will once again highlight the latest in chocolate, pastry and confectionery, showcasing the products of hundreds of brands at over 60 stands.

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At the chocolate Fashion Show, Lebanese designers and renowned pastry chefs will work together to create a dozen fabulous nature-inspired chocolate dresses. This year’s guest of honor is Lebanese designer and Project Runway Middle East contestant Mikhail Chamoun, who’ll collaborate with renowned pastry chef Charles Azar.

Other events include: the Choco Demo, where 20 of the country’s top pastry chefs will host a series of demonstrations; Salon du Chocolat Junior, offering hands-on baking activities for children; the Chocolate Sculpture Competition, a contest to sculpt the most impressive nature-themed work of art from a single block of chocolate; the Cake Design Competition, challenging the creative skills of amateur chefs; and the Chocolate Dessert Competition, inviting pastry enthusiasts to create a chocolate tart.

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