FINE DINING, FINE DESIGN: KALÉO
Beirut’s newest restaurant is also its finest. Brought to you by Found’d Group (the people behind classics like Sô, DT and Memory Lane), Kaléo specializes in creative cuisine, with a seasonally changing menu.
Current highlights include starters like green asparagus served with clementines and a delicate smoked eel mousse, and an artichoke declination, featuring raw, cooked and puréed artichokes offered in delightful bite-sized portions.
Gourmands can revel in main courses that range from a particularly refined filet of sole served with a side of ginger sauce and an elegant mixture of peas and beans, to exquisite roasted lamb chops prepared with rosemary and presented with a side of potato purée topped with carrots and turnips.
Desserts are a decadent affair: try the Pavlova, a scoop of passion fruit ice cream in a white chocolate shell served atop a red berry coulis, or the stylish caramel millefeuille, with its side of cocoa ice cream.
The restaurant’s interior was created by design duo David/Nicolas, who astutely envisioned an intimate yet expansive space doused in soft hues of blue, pink and green, along with engaging geometric details on walls, tables and floors. A feast for all senses.
Photos by Marco Pinarelli
Open Monday-Saturday 12-3:30pm and 8-11:30pm. Dr. Fawzi Daouk Street, 24 Avenue du Park Building, Minet el Hosn, Beirut, facebook.com/Kaléo-Beirut