Bucharest lebanese restaurant

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The food served in our Lebanese restaurant in Bucharest combines the sophistication and subtleties of European cuisines with the exotic ingredients of the Middle East and the Far East.

The similarities between most of Middle Eastern kitchens cannot be denied. Considering that the languages of the countries that surround the eastern and southern Mediterranean are predominantly Arabic, many of the dishes have the same names in the region, although they can be prepared or spiced differently. For this reason, Middle Eastern cuisine is often included in a single homogeneous category within a restaurant with a specific character in Bucharest, when indeed they can vary greatly from different points of view. This diversification is the main goal of the Lebanese restaurant Ganesha in Bucharest.

The cuisine that characterizes a Lebanese restaurant is the symbol of the Mediterranean diet. Meals from a Lebanese restaurant menu include an abundance of ingredients: starches, fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and seafood. Animal fats are easily consumed in Lebanese diet, poultry is eaten more often than red meat, and when eating red meat, it is usually lamb. Preparations from a specific menu of a Lebanese restaurant also include large amounts of garlic and olive oil.

Lebanese restaurant menu

Most often, Lebanese cuisine is prepared either on grill, baked or salted in olive oil. Butter or sour cream is rarely used in desserts. Vegetables are often consumed raw or pickled, as well as cooked. While a Lebanese restaurant does not boast a whole repertoire of sauces, it focuses on herbs, spices and freshness of ingredients; offering dishes and unlimited combinations. Food in a Lebanese restaurant is full of flavors and, like most Mediterranean countries, much of what Lebanese is eating is dictated by seasons.

Arak, an aniseed-flavored liqueur, is the Lebanese national drink and is also served in a traditional Lebanese restaurant. Another historic and traditional drink in Lebanon is wine.

Many dishes served in a Lebanese restaurant can be traced for thousands of years in the Roman and Phoenician periods. More recently, Lebanese cuisine was influenced by the different foreign civilizations that ruled over the area. From 1516 to 1918, Ottoman Turks controlled Lebanon and introduced a variety of foods that have become the basic rules in the Lebanese diet, such as lamb dishes.

After the Turks were defeated in the First World War (1914-1918), France took control of Lebanon until 1943, when the country reached its independence. The French dishes introduced are the flan, a caramel dessert dating back to the 16th century, and other croissant specialties. Although you will not find them in a traditional Lebanese restaurant, they are worth trying alongside baklava and other ancestral desserts.

Similar to tapas in Spain, cold cuts in Romania and appetizers in Italy, the term mezze in a Lebanese restaurant menu in Bucharest defines a mix of small dishes placed in front of guests, creating a range of colors, flavors and textures. This kind of food is indispensable from a Lebanese restaurant.

Although simple fresh fruit is often served at the end of a Lebanese meal, there is also a dessert, such as baklava and coffee. Although baklava is the world's most famous dessert in Lebanese restaurants, there is a wide variety of desserts originating in Lebanon.

A typical mezze served at a Lebanese restaurant will consist of a elaborate variety of thirty hot and cold dishes and can include:

Salads, such as tabbouleh and fattoush, along with other specialties appreciated in a Lebanese restaurant, such as hummus, baba ghanoush, moutabal and kebbeh.

What can you serve in our Lebanese restaurant Ganesha?

In an innovative Lebanese restaurant, such as Ganesha, you will find dishes from this oriental cuisine specific to every moment of the day. For example, a breakfast served in a Lebanese restaurant in Bucharest, such as Ganesha, can offer a dish that combines hummus, moutabal and labneh products.

An authentic Lebanese lunch can be composed of a portion of Falafel or Sambusek with spinach, accompanied by one of the two salads available from a Lebanese restaurant menu in Bucharest Fattoush or Tabbouleh. If you are passionate about meals rich in meat, then you can taste the Lebanese restaurant Ganesha in Bucharest Arayes with chicken, cheese and mushrooms or Lahmacun. Red meat lovers can indulge in the preparation called Sharhat Mushrooms with white sauce, but also with a classic Kebab served with Batata Hara with vegetables.

A typical dessert for a Lebanese restaurant is Mouhalabieh, Walnut Baklava, Halawt el Jibn, or the special Ganesha desert, the Lebanese specialty.