Lebanese Food / Wine and Culinary Traditions

Lebanese Food / Wine and Culinary Traditions
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Opening of Tawlet in Amiq - Wetland of the Bekaa Valley

A new exciting culinary venture in Lebanon. I will attend this opening and post photos.

Tawlet Ammiq is seated in an eco-friendly green building
Tawlet Ammiq is a high environmental performance building, with a high thermal performance building envelope, naturally assisted cooling, lighting at minimum cost and solar water heating. It uses 80% less energy to operate than a conventional construction. All waste (mostly organic) is sorted and recycled. Waste is reduced by sourcing unpacked products or using reusable containers. 

Tawlet Ammiq is a development project in Lebanon’s most fertile land, the Bekaa valley, in a vision to protect natural and cultural heritage,to celebrate food and traditions that unite communities and support small-scale farmers and producers and the culture of sustainable agriculture.

Tawlet Ammiq is about:

·   A producers’ buffet on weekends, where ladies/cooks from the region to share the best of their land and traditions.      

  • Café service on week days
  • Private functions, events, and conference facilities (upon booking)
  • Cooking classes and “wines of the Bekaa” appreciation sessions (upon booking)
  •  DekenetAmmiq, for a selection of regional mouneh,hand crafts and environmental publications
  •  info-corner for the region’s environmental and eco-touristic activities
  •  “Wines of the Bekaa” boutique and events
  • Production kitchen for local producers.
  • At a later stage, bed & breakfast facilities, an agricultural development center a research center, a farmers’ market will be developed.

Tawlet Ammiq is seated in an Eco-friendly green building
Tawlet Ammiq is a high environmental performance building, with a high thermal performance building envelope, naturally assisted cooling, lighting at minimum cost and solar water heating. It uses 80% less energy to operate than a conventional construction. All waste (mostly organic) is sorted and recycled. Waste is reduced by sourcing unpacked products or using reusable containers.
 

Shouf Biosphere Reserve / Ammiq Wetland
 The Shouf Biosphere Reserve (SBR) was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2005; within, is the Al-Shouf Cedar Reserve (the largest in Lebanon) and Ammiq Wetland (Ramsar Site).
The Ammiq Wetland (100 hectares) isthe last significant wetland in Lebanon,a remnant of extensive marshes andlakes that once covered parts of the Bekaa Valley. This natural spot remains an important staging a winter area for migratory water birds en route between Europe and Africa.

The outdoor activities:
Possible activities are walking, hiking, bird watching, biking, snow shoeing, donkey back riding, honey collection, rope games, educational games and green classes for students.

For more information 05- 350 250 / 150 or 76/751410


Read the brochure for detailed information
The invitation card!


TawletAmmiq
Ammiq old village – West Bekaa – Lebanon
(Ammiq is on the eastern slopes of Mount-Lebanon, halfway between Chtaura and Kefraya, overlooking the Bekaa valley)
Tel 03 004 481

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