Li Beirut to serenade the senses

Published on : Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Li Beirut, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers’ signature modern Lebanese restaurant, has launched a programme of live musical entertainment to engage diners on a truly Lebanese sensory journey ‘to Beirut’ which combines authentic Lebanese tastes, mouth watering aromas, evocative balads, visually sumptuous interiors and luxurious furnishings. As part of the musical line-up an oud player will perform live every weekday evening as well as during lunch and dinner on Fridays and feature Lebanese musical classics, especially from the legendary “Fairouz” collection from which the restaurant “Li Beirut” gets its name. Additionally a solo violin session also featuring Arabic musical classics will perform on the same evenings as part of the musical set.

Mahmoud Sleiman, Restaurant Manager Li Beirut, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers said: “The Lebanese by nature are passionate about food, music and the arts. Hailing from Lebanon myself I want to introduce the world to modern Lebanese cuisine, where it is elevated to a new realm of artistry through the introduction of modern cooking styles and refined arrangements by our Chef de Cuisine Jouni Ibrahim. This is a totally new interpretation of Lebanese fare. Guests must be prepared for a new gastronomic experience that is rooted in style, technique and above all a balance of texture and flavour. At the same time however, we must stay true to our history and roots and the addition of live traditional music performances to the dining experience adds a beautiful and authentic personal touch that accompanies the cuisine perfectly. As the opening lyrics to Fairouz’s famed “Li Beirut” balad signifies, by the combination of cuisine and music ‘I send a greeting… from my heart to Beirut’ and hope visitors to Li Beirut can enjoy and join me in this celebration of Lebanese artistry.”

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