So what’s the best kind of food you can get in Leboland? (careful, that’s a trick question…) well? … Lebanese food!! Bravo!
Considering we’re such a small country, Lebanon has a lot of diversity in terms of food from region to region, and even village to village. So maybe the reason we can hardly get along is not just a religious issue. “My kibbé’s better… No, my Kibbé’s better…” and next thing you know, it’s another civil war! Ya ’aini, you all make great kibbé, so let’s just eat and enjoy it.
What Kamal Mouzawak came up with in Tawlet is génial! What a luxury to be able to taste the different varieties of delicious food we have in this country in just one spot! The place itself has a nice cozy feel - téta style – with a touch of kitch. You never get the same food two days in a row, yaani, the menu changes daily. Subscribe to their mailing list and get their weekly menu by email. And when you thought you’ve tried it all, there’s always a new surprise waiting for you.
They serve lemonade, jellab, and water with ‘mazaher’ (orange blossom), or if you’re in the mood they have a variety of Lebanese wines you can try. I personally like to go for Arak with that food… sometimes white wine (actually had the white Chateau Marsyas once, if I remember correctly it was the Chardonnay… just make sure it’s really chilled. Rounded and full, dry and fruity.)
Tawlet is open M-F for lunch only and Saturdays for Brunch, but guess what? you can rent out the place for private dinners!
Seriously, forget everything else. Our food is what we’re really good at. Kamal, you’re a genius!
L & M, thanks for that lovely dinner party and Happy Anniversary.
For reservations: 01-448129