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Brunch is the best excuse to start drinking early in the AM and what other than a good mimosa to pair with your food?
We’re here to make sure you host your best brunch yet with our mimosa recipe that will have you and your guests reaching for the carafe all afternoon.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 chilled bottle of your favorite dry sparkling wine
- 3 cups chilled orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
And that’s it; an easy and quick make for a delicious drink that is guaranteed to upscale your eggs benedict, your avocado toast and honestly… your overall day.
When drinking Arak, it usually goes 1/3 Arak and 2/3 water, some ice and it’s already the perfect drink.
But we added something to the mix we think everyone would enjoy.
We get it- we understand that Arak is mixed with water and that’s the extent to which everyone is willing to go to stay authentic to the traditions.
But you haven’t tried this divine of a mix yet- it’s simple, it’s straight to the point and so easy to make. Give it a shot to see how you will be the hero at your next gathering.
It’s still 1 glass of Arak, 2 of cold water but now you add 2 tablespoons of Toot “Mulberry” syrup, ice cubes and you mix until diluted. Now brace yourself to be pleasantly surprised and enjoy!
Gin is highly appreciated all over the world. And with good reason…
It has made its way into cocktail culture and the bar scene due to its versatile flavor.
Made essentially from juniper berries, Jun Dry is also infused with coriander seeds and local orange peels which makes for delicious drinks and offers bartenders an opportunity to experiment and create greatness.
Produced in Rechmaya, this bottle is a must-have as it will take your Gin Basil, Gin Passion and Gin anything… to the next level.
Food amateurs and wine lovers, the below is for you!
What a good idea to blend two passions: gastronomy and wine. Then, how to transform this cool idea into a fantastic one? Add a pinch of Lebanese heritage, terroir spirit and easy-to-use structure.
We, at 209, are very happy and excited to announce our new collaboration with ChefXChange. To make your holiday season more memorable, ChefXChange and 209 will be bringing you the best of both worlds; food and drink!
First, let us introduce you to our partner, ChefXChange.
ChefXChange is an online platform where anyone can book a chef in just a few clicks. They’re on a mission to define the culinary experience of tomorrow, for anyone looking to host, learn, or entertain, in the comfort of their chosen venue. They provide them with a curated service and personal interaction with the chef making it hassle free, exclusive, and at restaurant competitive prices. Chefs take care of everything from ingredient buying to cleaning up after the event. They are present in Beirut, New York City, Washington DC, London, Dubai and the GCC, along with many travelling Chefs who can visit you wherever you may be in the world.
Through an exclusive alliance with ChefXChange, 209 – the online marketplace where you can find a big selection of Lebanese wines – will put a perfectly paired choice of wines on your table and send a connoisseur to help enhance your guests’ wine-drinking experience. Run by passionate and knowledgeable wine experts who store, deliver and serve wine under optimal conditions, guaranteeing you enjoy only the very best, 209 will take you into a journey deep inside the Lebanese heritage and spirit.
From tips on how to pair Lebanese wine with food, to explanations about the quality, gender and brand of the wine you are drinking, the collaboration between the 2 platforms will be both culturally enriching, and tasty and pleasant. More than only a gustative experience, your dinner will become an informative and dynamic moment.
For this special occasion, we, at 209, will be granting you 10% discount on your first purchase, valid till January 31st of 2017. You just need to enter this code: 209-CXC-f8s9428s
Visit the ChefXChange website and book a private dinner using the promotional code CXC209 to avail of a USD 25 discount on all your bookings worth USD 100, valid till January 31st of 2017.
*Offer valid in Lebanon till January 31st, 2017.
The Lebanese winemaking industry has been relatively active in the recent past, with a current count exceeding 40 wineries compared to just 5 in the early 1990s, and a current annual production of more than 8 million bottles. There’s also been an increased interest in wine culture in Lebanon as wineries have been reporting greater numbers of visitors.
Most Lebanon’s wineries are considered small-to-medium-sized and are known to place great emphasis on the quality of wine, thereby resulting in somewhat conservative quantities being produced.
In realizing that potential, 209 was created as an opportunity to further advance the awareness and consumption of Lebanese wine. As an innovative concept, 209 harnesses the power of modern-day connectivity by creating an omnichannel platform that generates remarkable exposure for Lebanese wines, to the Lebanese public and beyond, said Zafer Chaoui, President of Union Vinicole du Liban (UVL), whose objective is to consolidate and build on Lebanon’s image as a wine producing country by highlighting its proud history and promoting its potential.”
Wine production in Lebanon did take several hits in the past, but has managed to withstand and overcome those difficulties. Today it is poised to enjoy a bright future. It is only through investing in the winemaking sector in Lebanon that we will be able to make Lebanon a bigger contender on the international wine-producing scene.