The Lebanese Academy of Gastronomy, L.A.G., member of the International Academy of Gastronomy, is a non-profit association founded in 1994. Concerned about the world reputation of Lebanese cuisine, the L.A.G. promotes Lebanon and its gastronomy internally, as well as abroad and has the following objectives:
- Learn about, promote and safeguard traditional Lebanese cuisine, whether in recipes, ingredients or products
- Develop a creative, healthy and natural Lebanese cuisine, with the taste of the homeland
- Encourage the next generation of F&F specialists to emphasize the quality of Lebanese cuisine
- Help gastronomic institutions and hotel schools to continuously improve their offerings
In order to see these objectives to fruition, the L.A.G. organizes gastronomic meetings and debates, encourages and takes part in competitions, awards prizes, communicates, publishes and informs…
LAG is affiliated with the International Academy of Gastronomy with about thirty-five member academies globally each retaining autonomy and management. IAG’s annual awards are designed in recognition of individuals or institutions who distinguished themselves in a specific country at a national level:
LAG nominated Em Sherif in Rue Monot for a special prize titled, ‘Grand Prix Special pour l’acceuil et la Tradition’ for its exceptional setting, personalized reception/service, which innovated and revolutionized the art of hospitality in Lebanese restaurants.