News | Beirut Cooking Festival return to the capital

The Beirut Cooking Festival and the Salon du Chocolat Beirut return to BIEL from 16-18 November for their seventh and fourth editions respectively. Celebrating the richest flavors and latest trends in gastronomy, the shows welcome chefs, experts and professionals, who will share their passion for food, drink and lifestyle with more than 15,000 visitors over the course of three days.

Visitors will be able to discover a whole range of items, from bigger brands to artisanal goods, and browse more than 100 stands showcasing the best in food, wine, spirits, kitchen equipment and more.

Chefs’ Theater
In addition, 20 of the finest chefs will be present to share with the public their passion for food through a series of live demonstrations and workshops at the Chefs’ Theater. The chefs will prepare an assortment of exciting dishes from Lebanese favorites to gourmet international dishes.

Librairie Gourmande
A wide selection of cookbooks will be available for visitors to browse through and buy at the Librairie Antoine. There will also be book signings by famous authors during the event.

Taste Lebanon food court
A dedicated food court will also be available for festivalgoers to enjoy a bite from around 20 vendors serving international and Lebanese fare.

Taste & Flavors Cake Decorating Competition
Talented home cooks and foodies will showcase their talent in decorating “Winter Wonderland” inspired cakes live at the Taste & Flavors stand. A jury of pastry professionals will be awarding the most skilled decorator with a special prize.

Joumana Dammous-Salame, managing director of Hospitality Services and event organizer says, “This is a true celebration of the richest flavors and latest cookery trends. Food is at the heart of Lebanese culture and we are honored to host an event of this magnitude to unite those that share a passion for gastronomy, while elevating the profile of Lebanon as a center for culinary excellence.” Salame added “There are many new things taking place at the Salon du Chocolat Beirut this year which will be exciting for our visitors to witness. Being the only event of its kind, we are thrilled to bring a world of chocolate back to the capital.

Beirut Cooking Festival and Salon du Chocolat; 16 – 18 November, Biel; 3 - 10 pm -