Enjoy the sort of access to locals that’s only usually possible with a tour as you join your host, Tania, for a home-cooked Lebanese meal with her family. Experience authentic Lebanese dishes, many based on produce from the family’s garden: perhaps lentils, meatballs, or stuffed vine leaves. Wash dinner down with a couple of glasses of local spirits and unlimited soft drinks, and finish with coffee and garden fruits.
Join a local Lebanese family for an authentic home-cooked dinner
Sip a couple of glasses of traditional Lebanese spirits
Learn about Lebanese food and ingredients from your food professional host
It's rare nowadays to sit with large families and enjoy a good home-cooked meal together. I was very grateful to Tania and her family for letting me into their home for a leisurely afternoon of Lebanese dishes (with Lebanese - not Turkish - coffee)... Because Tania's father owns a farm/garden, a lot of the ingredients (including the meat) were farm-to-table... if I remember correctly, the family are Orthodox Christian and one of Tania's brothers is a pastor.. another brother (Tony) is a medical specialist and we had an amusing discussion on sibling complaints... he plans on restarting his hiking in spring (good way to work off the food)... Tania also conducts cooking classes in the kitchen
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Tania, as well as her friend and family. Good conversation with genuinely nice people. The copious amount of food was beautifully prepared and well presented. I especially enjoyed an eggplant salad, and I appreciated Tania' s respect for my aversion to tomatoes, The homemade Arak was another very nice touch.