Napa: Dinner at The French Laundry

There really is no shortage of reports on the web about The French Laundry and it’s food. I’m sure many are very thorough and detailed, especially on sites like My post here will be more on the short side word-wise. Last time I enjoyed a meal that I had been looking forward to for…… Continue reading Napa: Dinner at The French Laundry

Lebanon 2007: Labib

As you can se, Labib’s bakery is nothing to write home about if you simply drive by. However, this little one man show in the Dekwani area in Beirut is the best new discovery on this trip. My brother kept saying “You have to go to Labib’s bakery for Mana’ish baked on the Saj. They…… Continue reading Lebanon 2007: Labib

Lebanon 2007: Sweets

 I am really not going to do the sweets you can find in Lebanon any justice here. As far as I am concerned (and a few million others in the region might agree), the place called Abdul Rahman Hallab & Sons (a.k.a The Sweet Palace)in Tripoli, North Lebanon, is the best middle eastern pastry maker…… Continue reading Lebanon 2007: Sweets

Lebanon 2007: Jabbour’s Shawarma

In 2.5 weeks in Lebanon, I think I ate here maybe 10 times. The Shawarma at this place in Beirut’s Dora area is sublime, the best anywhere. Not just the beef/lamb one but also the chicken version is juicy, packed with flavor and delicious. Jabbour’s Shawarma is always a highlight of any of my trips…… Continue reading Lebanon 2007: Jabbour’s Shawarma