The Beirut Cooking Festival and the Salon du Chocolat Beirut return to BIEL for their sixth and third editions respectively. Celebrating the richest flavors and latest trends in gastronomy from the 17th till the 19th of November, the shows welcome chefs, experts and professionals, sharing with the public their passion for food, drink and lifestyle.
More than 40 of the country’s top chefs, celebrity faces and food experts will join forces to host a series of demonstrations and live workshops. Lifestyle consultants will also offer tips on hosting and etiquette, while beverage experts will provide insight into wines and spirits through dynamic sessions and tastings.
This year, the “Pop-up Resto” makes its debut. Supporting Tamana, the non-profit voluntary organization helping Lebanon’s mentally challenged, multiply disabled and autistic community, the pop-up offers visitors the chance to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by top chefs for a fee. Chefxchange, represented by Michelin star chef Maxime Le Van, will host diners on Friday the 18th of November for lunch and dinner, while Beirut’s award-winning Burgundy restaurant will take over the pop-up on the Saturday 19th of November.
“Food brings people together and we are thrilled to be supporting the charitable work of Tamana,” said Joumana Dammous-Salame, Managing Director of Hospitality Services, the event organizer. “2016 has been exceptional for Lebanon’s gastronomy, a year we were named Best International City for Food. At the Beirut Cooking Festival and the Salon du Chocolat Beirut, we are looking forward to celebrating the strength of our cuisine, the successes we have achieved and all the great things still to come.”
On this occasion, a briefing session of all the action that will be taking place at this year’s shows was held for media members, lifestyle as well as specialized food bloggers and online influencers, at LADUREE PARIS, Downtown on November 4, 2016.