Homegrown Lebanese concept Esco-bar Coctel y Cocina expands in the UAE  

Homegrown Lebanese concept Esco-bar Coctel y Cocina expands in the UAE  

Esco-bar Coctel y Cocina has opened its doors in the stylish Palm West Beach Dubai. The casual bar-restaurant oozes authentic Latin culture with its cuisine, range of beverages, intricate interiors and vivacious vibes.

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Pastry passion with Samer Kobeissi, owner and executive chef of Des Choux et Des Idées

Pastry passion with Samer Kobeissi, owner and executive chef of Des Choux et Des Idées

With a background in engineering, Samer Kobeissi found his calling in the kitchen, where he was drawn to a world of architecturally beautiful, flavorful and textured desserts. We took time out with the talented chef in his vibrant Beirut pastry shop to discover his likes, dislikes and what drives him to deliver his best in each and every creation.

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Issam Ajouz appointed general manager of Hilton Amman

Issam Ajouz appointed general manager of Hilton Amman

With more than 26 years of experience in the hotel industry, having held key positions at InterContinental Hotels Group, Movenpick Hotels and Resorts and Le Royal Hotels and Resorts, Issam Ajouz has been appointed general manager of Hilton Amman. The seasoned hotelier was recently recognized by Hilton’s senior leadership team for delivering exceptional hospitality.

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Roadster Diner expands in the UAE

Roadster Diner expands in the UAE

Homegrown Lebanese concept Roadster Diner has opened its first branch in the UAE.

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Salmontini Le Bistro set to open its doors at DIFC, Dubai 

Salmontini Le Bistro set to open its doors at DIFC, Dubai 

Slated to open on November 7, Salmontini Le Bistro is the bistro version of the popular concept Salmontini Le Resto, which provides guests with a place to enjoy salmon, meat and sushi. 

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Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafés, Nightclubs and Pastries in Lebanon joins forces with the Beirut Marathon Association

Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafés, Nightclubs and Pastries in Lebanon joins forces with the Beirut Marathon Association

The Beirut Marathon, an event that gathers together local and international amateur runners and athletes, has partnered with the Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafés, Night-Clubs and Pastries in Lebanon in order to raise awareness on the importance of sports and promote jogging.

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A Victorian encounter with Anood Ahmad Ali Al Efaishat 

A Victorian encounter with Anood Ahmad Ali Al Efaishat 

Anood Ahmad Ali Al Efaishat, shop owner and manager of Victorian chocolate, believes that every occasion should be celebrated in style. Here, we to find out about her leading gourmet chocolate concept, the pastry scene in Jordan and what’s on the horizon.

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Breaking bread with Garo Salkhanian, chairman & CEO of Saltek

Breaking bread with Garo Salkhanian, chairman & CEO of Saltek

Garo Salkhanian has over 45 years of experience in leading Saltek, an expert in bakery equipment.  As the company’s chairman and CEO, he tells us more about the key to success.

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Tasting Lebanese heritage at SIAL Paris

Tasting Lebanese heritage at SIAL Paris

With 7,000 exhibitors and 400,000 exhibited products, this year’s edition of SIAL Paris (October 15-19, 2022) was an innovation-centric edition, reminding industry players that they are all active participants in the change that is underway and the importance of environmental, ethical, digital and demographic challenges facing the planet. It also addressed the challenges of food security, changes in consumption habits and the importance of scouting out new talent, as well as nurturing the “young shoots” who are eager to actively contribute to tomorrow’s ecosystem. This year, SIAL, the world’s biggest biannual trade fair, attracted over 310,000 visitors importers and distributors from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Lebanese products featured high on the menu, with the participation of a selection of suppliers considered to be at the forefront of some of theindustry.

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RDCL’s “Keys to Recovery: Revitalizing Lebanon’s Tourism Sector” roundtable reaffirms Lebanese will to rise again

RDCL’s “Keys to Recovery: Revitalizing Lebanon’s Tourism Sector” roundtable reaffirms Lebanese will to rise again

On September 30, 2022, the RDCL, an association of business people who share the same vision of the Lebanese economy, organized a roundtable to discuss the keys to recovery and the means to revitalize Lebanon’s tourism sector. 

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