Yesterday I went to this restaurant by the name Villa Beirut. Upon entering the restaurant you get middle eastern vibes and it was more like walking on antiquity street of Beirut delineating traditional and customary philosophy of art and design.
Theme of the restaurant is to create a happy place where family gathered to enjoy good food and traditional music. Bold blue windows on the yellow walls shows the vibrancy and distinctive vision of the restaurant. This approach is not only prominent in the appearance but they endeavor to steer it in food too. From crockery to the each details tell you the story pertinent to Beirut.
We started our lunch with refreshing drinks peach smoothie and mango passion fruit. Both were invigorating and equally good in taste
They are having a good deal which includes hot and cold mezzeh, mix grill and a dessert all in 79 pp.
In cold selection we tried
- Hummus Chmandar
Above all the listed items hummus Chamandar was new to my palate it was not just our conventional hummus,the twist was the addition of beetroot,yes!!! you heard it right beetroot and believe me I was myself skeptical about the taste but the mixture of chickpeas and beetroot with tahini it was amazing.
In hot mezzeh we had
- Sawda Djej
- Spicy Potatoes
All hot mezzeh were amazing specially spicy potatoes were finished in no time.
I thoroughly enjoyed all the cold and hot variety of mezzah with freshly baked hot bread. I could eat it all alone, they were like hot, plushy pillow like soft. Now, it was time to dig in the main course. Being in a Lebanese restaurant and you don’t get to try mix grill completely impossible and than there came a mix grill platter on our table. Small chunks of 3 kind of meat to feast our tummy. It was sad to see there was no arayes in the mix grill. I would definitely praise the quality of mix grill because everything were soft and juicy with perfect taste and quality.
So, conclude our fascinating journey of Beirut on a sweet note we got to try Icecream Cotton Candy, a new dessert with a unique presentation. Me and my husband couldn’t finish it all as we were already full with the food.
Lastly we digested everything with a cup of hot green tea and made our way home happily with a thought of coming back soon.
Villa beirut is definitely now in my favorite Lebanese restaurants list. Do check them out and let me know your thoughts 🙂