Lebanese Food / Wine and Culinary Traditions

Lebanese Food / Wine and Culinary Traditions
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Massaya - 1st of May

I went with my family on the 1st of May to the winery Massaya. They were hosting an arak workshop so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to learn more about arak production. A delicious lunch was served with an array of traditional Lebanese dishes. My favorite corner was where two women from the Bekaa cooked marquq - paper-thin bread. The lighting was perfect and I couldn't stop myself from indulging in both the bread and the photo shots. We lunched with our friends the Bosquin family and a very nice couple who own a restaurant in England, The Dock Kitchen . It was a very relaxing day!

As we arrived, everyone was busy preparing for the lunch.

A general view of the vineyards, very romantic!

This is where the arak, after being distilled three times, is conserved for at least 6 months.

Kishk pies being prepared the traditional way.

I simply couldn't stop photographing this woman.

One more shot!

Isn't he cute?

I have come to love this traditional drink, often called the lion's milk.

The frikeh was simply delicious!

Grilled vegetables served with lots of sesame seeds.

A nice dish of  meat shawarma ....

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