During the first edition of the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in Abu Dhabi, which took place between February 5th and 7th, 50 restaurants were evaluated by 250 voters across the MENA region.
The ranking aimed to celebrate gastronomy, heritage, and cutting-edge culinary techniques of participating countries, including the UAE, Lebanon, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants first launched in London in 2003 and is a globally recognized restaurant list that serves as a gastronomical credential.
It is no surprise that Lebanon holds 5 positions in Mena’s 50 Best Restaurants, and here they are:
Tawlet was founded by Kamal Mouzawak, winner of the first Foodies Icon Award. It is a highly acclaimed restaurant for its organic, seasonal, and freshly made food, presenting the culinary heritage of Lebanon’s regions.
The restaurant has an open-kitchen style and its main mission is to craft dishes made by the hands of experienced Lebanese mothers.