Tawlet Bakish, Lebanon’s latest culinary destination

Tawlet Bakish, Lebanon’s latest culinary destination

Tawlet Bakish opened its doors on June 3rd 2023, inviting guests to rediscover age-old recipes and celebrate the culinary traditions of Baskinta and Keserwan.

Nestled in the scenic Bakish region of Baskinta, Tawlet Bakish is Souk El Tayeb’s latest addition, offering a farmer’s kitchen experience and inviting guests to step into a world where the women of the region craft mouthwatering traditional dishes that have been passed down through generations.
Visitors can indulge in an inviting open buffet that showcases the best of the local culinary heritage. To complement the culinary journey, refreshing lemonades and live stations will delight guests, making Tawlet Bakish a great summer destination.
The picturesque setting of Tawlet Bakish provides a backdrop for guests to savor the authentic flavors of Lebanese cuisine while basking in the view of the Bakish Valley. The venue’s rustic charm and picnic-like ambience create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere that encourages visitors to unwind and immerse themselves in the customs and traditions of the region through the power of authentic homemade cuisine.
Tawlet’s founder, Kamal Mouzawak, stated: “In Tawlet Bakish, we offer regional cuisine made by local cooks. I believe the open-kitchen model breaks the barriers between those who cook food and those who eat it, giving visitors and cooks the opportunity to engage in conversations about certain dishes and their significance.” This unique approach allows for a deeper connection between the food and its consumers, fostering a sense of community and appreciation for the cultural and historical significance of each dish.
Tawlet Bakish not only nourishes the body but also the soul through the stories that each dish carries. Every dish has a narrative, and Tawlet Bakish aims to celebrate these stories by showcasing Lebanon’s rich culinary traditions. By bringing people together around the communal table, the place spreads good vibes, positivity, and a genuine sense of belonging.
True to Mouzawak’s vision, the Tawlet concept is about “The stories behind the food. Every dish has a story, and it’s our job as chefs to tell those stories through our cooking.”  That is why he is on a quest to “showcase the rich culinary traditions of Lebanon and bring people together around the table to share in the joy of food and community.”
Tawlet Bakish joins the ranks of its fellow Tawlet farmers’ kitchens and seamlessly blends into the narrative of storytelling and traditions thus joining its counterparts:

  • Tawlet Mar Mikhael, located in the vibrant neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, where a diverse group of women from all corners of Lebanon takes turns to showcase their regional and local culinary treasures. Visitors can indulge in an ever-changing menu that represents the rich tapestry of flavors and traditions from different parts of the country.
  • Nestled in the heart of the ancient Ammiq village,Tawlet Ammiq is housed within one of Lebanon’s greenest buildings. This scenic setting provides the perfect setting for experiencing the authentic flavors of old recipes and customs.


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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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