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Private Lebanese Cooking Class in Beirut with Amal and Hotel Transfers

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    What to Expect
    This private, authentic cooking and dining experience takes place in Amal’s beautiful, classic Lebanese family home, which has a fire place and lovely terrace with views of the capital. Aramoun, a suburb outside Beirut where Amal’s home is located, is surrounded by gardens and lovely residential homes. Relax in her home with a refreshing drink in hand as Amal gives you an introduction to Lebanese cuisine and its history. Later join Amal and her mother for a 1-hour hands-on cooking experience in their home kitchen. Learn to cook a Lebanese appetizer, salad and a dessert created from family recipes, using authentic Lebanese cooking techniques and ingredients.

    After cooking, join Amal and her parents at the dining table to enjoy the traditional Lebanese meal you helped prepare. Your menu might include dishes such as chickpeas with lemon, olive oil and garlic sauce, tabouli (a salad), kibbi (minced meat with herbs and nuts) and mtabal (grilled, mashed eggplant added to tahini, lemon juice and garlic). You will end your meal with a dessert of maakaroun, deep fried semolina fingers soaked in sugar syrup.
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    Traveler pickup is offered
    Amal will pick you up from the concierge desk of your Beirut hotel listed in your booking and drop you off at the end of your culinary experience.
    • Private cooking lesson and authentic Lebanese lunch with your host Amal
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
    • Gratuities
    • Private transportation
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or food preferences please advise at time of booking
    • Vegetarian, vegan and halal meals can be provided, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    "You have to eat the bean stew," Amal's father Amin told me. "After all, they are picked from what is YOUR garden now," he said. After picking me up in Beirut, driving up in the hills above the city, showing me around the wonderful vegetable...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank parisnes
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Meeting the family and taking part of their cooking rituals was an unforgettable and unique experience. They all welcomed me and my mother as part of the family and we felt closer as ever to our Lebanese origins. We learned a lot from Mr. Amin's...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    2  Thank lesouki
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    From the minute we met Amal and Khalid, we felt like old friends. They were kind, genuine and warm people. Meeting her parents and seeing their beautiful garden was an absolute joy. As a garden professional, I love seeing other people's gardens and the vegetable...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    2  Thank moni_belle
    Traveling Spoon R, Guest Relations Manager at Traveling Spoon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    I booked this experience looking for something to do in Lebanon durning the day with no real expectations other than a nice evening of cooking but this experience has exceeded every expectation i could have possibly had! The host amal was so sweet! I cant...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    3  Thank Salsayedomar
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    From being collected from our hotel by Amal and Khalid,we were then driven to her family home with her welcoming parents. We were shown and participated in making delicious,traditional Lebanese food. We felt like old friends and sat and ate with them chatting(when we could...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    3  Thank Dolly2929
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    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Arabic
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