Hg2 : The Hedonist


Michelin three-starred chef Alain Ducasse is the man behind Tamaris, an exclusive Beirut restaurant specializing in desserts. Named and themed after a Mediterranean tree, from the pink napkins and menus to the brown cocoa plates, Tamaris is planted on the top floor of the Paatchi building in the exclusive downtown shopping area, and it made us feel rich. That said, Tamaris is not particularly expensive, it just concentrates on what it does best: typical French patisserie delicacies such as macaroons, mille feuille and éclairs. 

Mixing French and Mediterranean influences, Ducasse offers a range of little dishes along the lines of tartine with tuna in oil, artichoke and sun-dried tomatoes. An older crowd fills the well-designed and harmonious space, especially in the afternoon when weary shoppers from nearby boutiques feel they have deserved a well-earned rest. Tamaris is really about lunch rather than dinner but is great for a diet-busting treat at any time.
Patchi Building, Weygand Street,
+961 1 996 500
Opening Times
midday-midnight daily
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