Mir Amin Palace [Review]

It was the first time, and i certainly would do it again.

First of all let me thank “Mir Amin Palace” for the invitation to their restaurant “Le Serail” as a way for wishing me a happy birthday. Well it was happy, and the experience was great.

I knew about the place, because they send me their events to publish it on this site, but i have never visited the place before. i knew the region, BeitEddine, but never been to this palace specifically.

After some guidance thanks to the mobile maps, we arrived to the main palace, a valet parking greeted us, and  we entered the main palace / hotel lobby. to be receive by a nice gentleman who helped us, since we were invited, and directed us to a section of the palace used as part of the restaurant for guests that don’t want open buffet, just a normal service.

The view was really great, although it was blocked by some fog at first, but then the weather cleared. We were on top of the mountain, with a clear view of BeitEddine Palace under us, and faced by a green valley with Deir El Qamar in the middle.

Part of the view

Part of the view

We were shown our table, then a gentleman took our order. Pure Lebanese food table: Mezza, Hommos, Warak Arish, Fattoush, Taouk, and many other things. The drink ? Arak of course !

I really couldn’t find any item on the table that is not delicious. Usually i have a very bad experience with “Warak Arish” in the restaurants, but this was simply perfect.

Although we were almost alone in this section of the palace ( some other guests later showed up), entertainment came. Traditional arabic music that goes with the mood of the old palace.

They know how to set a mood

They know how to set a mood

I have to say that, when i arrived i expected the place to be expensive, from the way it looks, to the whole experience in general. But when i saw the menu, i was surprised. a standard Lebanese style lunch: Mezza, Mashewe and Arak would cost around 20$ to 25$ per person, which i think is almost the same as any decent Lebanese restaurant in Beirut or in the malls we go around here.

So if you fancy a great food, some delicious food, and very friendly people, you should try “Le Serail” at Mir Amin Palace in BeitEddine.

Looking forward to be back next month with the family.

Crouhana

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1 Response

  1. Youmna Chagoury says:

    Yeeeyyy! This is one of my favorite places in Lebanon. I love every single thing about it 🙂

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