DINING WITH THE BARON
… or rather at the Baron, an exceptional new concept restaurant in Beirut’s bustling Mar Mikhael neighborhood. Concept because the bar overlooking the open kitchen allows you to sip some seriously good aperitifs as you watch your food being prepared. The menu is seasonal, vegetable and fresh produce driven by what’s available at the markets, and the majority of hot dishes are oven-baked or grilled in the specialist oven. The décor is clean and cool, the atmosphere lively and the attention to detail spot on. Better yet, Baron (to give it its proper name) serves over 40 different wines by the glass – so you can sample a different vintage with each course, without having to buy a bottle.
Pharaon Street, Mar Mikhael, Beirut. Reservations: +961 (0)1 565199