BEIRUT’S TRENDY EATS
Karim Bibi, former executive chef at Meat the Fish, opened Beroe in late 2017 with managing partner Mark Mouracade.
The name of the restaurant comes from Greek mythology – Beroe was the daughter of Aphrodite and Adonis, and she was the nymph of Beirut. Bibi says that his cuisine is mainly French, “but we borrow from global flavors.” Specialties – all as divine as the nymph who gave her name to the place – include beef and crispy rice, steamed buns and mushroom pasta made with mushroom stock and goat cheese. “It’s unique food that plays on things I’ve experienced in the past, and that you can’t get anywhere else,” says Bibi. Beroe’s location in Saifi adds to the charm: you feel as if you’re dining in a popular West Village spot or at the latest and hippest Shoreditch restaurant.