Museums might be a haven for hoarded historic wealth but accusations, farcical however truthful, pinpoint the fact that they are nothing more than a display of the dead and the mummified. Step inside La Table D’Alfred, an alternative past-preserving gem located in Sursock, one of Beirut’s most prestigious ancient neighborhoods. The brisk resto- lounge echoes an 18th century parlor that epitomizes a perfect combination of sophistication, upper crust decoration and haute cuisine providing an utmost experience of fine dining and appreciation of excellence.
The interior design complemented with a brightly lit wall-size window looks like it came out of a magazine and molded into a paragon. Stacked stone walls host a large selection of paintings available for purchase delivering archaic unabashed elegance and an exceptional concept where food meets art.
Taste of time
Any food connoisseur’s discerning eye will tell that the menu encloses a French flair upgraded with a refined touch. Alfred Asseily, the man behind La Table D’Alfred, is a certified chef himself so Nabbers can be certain that their palates are in good hands delivering crème of the crop courses one order after the other. Fulfill your leafy needs and start off with the delectable green asparagus salad served with balsamic caramel and parmesan shavings or opt for the flavor- balanced endive and Roquefort salad, a genuine blue brasserie masterpiece. Arouse your taste buds in crescendo and undergo an undersea experience of sensations and tangs. Discover Nippon goodies with themarinated half-cooked Bluefin tuna dished up with tomato and roman leaves or relish on the refreshing lemony grilled sea bass back served with ratatouille and sauce vierge. Wet your whistles with the exquisite mouthful satisfaction of the Foie Gras, brimming with sweet and zesty savors and presented with yuzu-ananas jelly and laces of gingerbread. The menu also allows epicures to taste Italy as they nibble on the creamy veal carpaccio à la vitello tonnato, an exceedingly dainty summertime classic. Or make a pit stop in the land of the free and the home of the brave and fork in the cheese burger, you’ll be surprised that everyday food can be done to a T.
Grape nuts can visit La Table D’Alfred wine cellar and quench their thirst for a peppery drink from a rare collection of more than 500 references of local, French and international vino. Bottoms up!
It’s time to wear your best bib and tucker, Nab today’s deal and eat high on the hog.
"Extravagantly divided into a lounge bar and restaurant. Delightful French meals and wine from one of the region’s biggest cellars"
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