Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

 

”We did not get obsessive about the design… Everything is a bit tongue in cheek; delightful and somewhat impish.”

—Maria Ousseimi

 

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

Get a Taste of Liza Beirut

A few weeks ago, I was researching breathtakingly beautiful bucket list restaurants for a MyDomaine story (I know, my job is hard) when one of them stopped me dead in my tracks. Liza Beirut is Liza Asseily’s newest Lebanon outpost (her Paris restaurant is a staple in the French capital). The restaurant, designed by self-taught interior designer Maria Ousseimi, occupies the second floor of a 19th-century palace in the sophisticated Achrafieh neighborhood.

The wallpapers alone make quite a statement: ranging from oversized banana tree leaves, to blown-up Lebanese Lira bills (the local currency), each hanging in one of the restaurant’s four rooms: main room, banana room, money room, building room. The interiors are just as stimulating to the eyes as the food is to taste. The frescos, arches and patterned tiles all pay tribute to Lebanese culture.

 

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Photos: Courtesy of Liza Beirut and Yatzer

  • http://www.scotchandnonsense.com Arielle

    Ahhhmazing. This is NOT making my first day back to work any easier. Give me a book and one of those booths and I’d curl up there all day.

  • http://www.noglitternoglory.com/ Patricia

    Amazing, right? I took one of my girlfriends to Paris for her bachelorette weekend and I bumped into these pictures while researching Liza Paris. We ate there one night and the food is soooo good! The only thing that would have made it better is if it would have been this branch!

  • http://www.jacquelynclark.com/ Jacquelyn | Lark & Linen

    This place is an absolute dream! Thanks for sharing!