Nestled in the old souk of Byblos is the traditional Lebanese restaurant, Beit Nazha, where Zomato held a recent brunch. We were introduced to the concept, the food, and the management whose mission is to serve great tasting food up to the customer’s satisfaction. The table setup was lovely with attention to detail, lace place-mats, a jug of water and colorful flowers.
The refreshing drinks that were served were jellab, lemonade, and my favorite, rose water. Each cup contained an ingredient that complements the chosen drink; pine nuts and raisins for the jellab, lemons for the lemonade, and rose petals for the rose water.
From the olives and pickles to the dessert, each dish was tasty and visually appealing.
Tomato slices with garlic and summac, a staple in the Lebanese mezza.
I particularly loved the shanklish because it had a noticeable spicy taste.
It is safe to say that I ate the entire labneh plate by myself!
Hommos with pine nuts and meat.
Awarma with labneh.
Rocca and zaatar salad.
Local cheese with green olives.
Meat ‘ras asfour’.
The dessert was traditionally Lebanese with a creative twist in the presentation.
Consider a stop by Beit Nazha this summer, it is a perfect choice for a post stroll-in-the-souk lunch or an after beach dinner!