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Authentic Lebanese Meal with Tania's Family in their Home in Beirut provided by Traveling Spoon

Authentic Lebanese Meal with Tania's Family in their Home in Beirut

Authentic Lebanese Meal with Tania's Family in their Home in Beirut
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Join your host Tania for an authentic Lebanese meal in her welcoming home, and experience the country's culture and cuisine through a local's eyes. Tania lives in a traditional, modest home with an old world charm. She has immense knowledge about Lebanese food and ingredients and is more than happy to share it with you! After you chat with Tania and her family, your meal will be served in the dining room, which has a lovely vibe thanks to Tania’s piano! A few Lebanese dishes that you may try are stuffed vine leaves, fasolia w riz (beans with rice), mujaddara (lentils) and Lebanese meat balls in tahini sauce or yogurt. You will end your meal with Lebanese coffee, a selection of homemade jams and fresh fruits from the family garden. Please note that on days Tania is traveling, her mother and brothers, who are equally passionate about food will host you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
What to expect
  • Your host Tania is an agronomist and food safety specialist, who sings, plays the piano and enjoys traveling. Tania's father is a former butcher and is very serious about his meats! He is retired and grows fruits and vegetables in his garden in the outskirts of Beirut. Tania’s mother is a home chef who has been cooking traditional meals for the family all her life using family recipes. Most of the produce for the home comes from the garden and is local, fresh and organic! Her parents will be part of the experience and will help with the cooking and hosting.  Don't miss out on this wonderful chance to get to know Beirut through a welcoming family who enjoys gardening, talking about food, cooking and eating together!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Your host Tania is an agronomist and food safety specialist, who sings, plays the piano and enjoys traveling. Tania's father is a former butcher and is very serious about his meats! He is retired and grows fruits and vegetables in his garden in the outskirts of Beirut. Tania’s mother is a home chef who has been cooking traditional meals for the family all her life using family recipes. Most of the produce for the home comes from the garden and is local, fresh and organic! Her parents will be part of the experience and will help with the cooking and hosting.  Don't miss out on this wonderful chance to get to know Beirut through a welcoming family who enjoys gardening, talking about food, cooking and eating together!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P260
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private homecooked meal with your host Tania
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Beirut, Lebanon Please meet your host Tania at her home in Furn el chebbak neighborhood of Beirut. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Note that infant seats are available upon request - please let your host know in advance if you need an infant seat
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private homecooked meal with your host Tania
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Beirut, Lebanon Please meet your host Tania at her home in Furn el chebbak neighborhood of Beirut. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Note that infant seats are available upon request - please let your host know in advance if you need an infant seat
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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JerryLui
13 contributions
Oct. 2019
We had the great opportunity to enjoy real Lebanese food, but really not only that! The dinner with Tania’s family exceeded by far our expectation. Every single food plate served was really excellent, very tasty and we got a lot of interesting information about each of them. But that was not only the best! The whole family sincere and warm welcoming and whole evening conversation made that evening unforgettable . Although it was at beginning of October and the country started quite hot demonstrations, we had great evening with a lot of frank and open discussions about the Lebanon, Beirut, culture, sport and the family itself. We’ll never forgot this dinner and hopefully if we’ll return one day to Beirut we’ll visit them again.
Tania and your family – thanks a lot, keep save and we wish you and your country all the best!
Written 20 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Traveling Spoon R
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
Written 21 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HenriqueCheib
Sao Paulo, SP2 contributions
Had an amazing time with Tania and her family at their house.
She and her mother showed us how to cook many typical dishes, as we cooked together.
After everything was ready we had dinner with the whole family as some other members of the family came over.
A real experience in which I learnt a lot!

I strongly recommend it!

Tks Tania
Written 17 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Itch.world
California22 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Just book it. The evening spent cooking with Tania and her mother, with various family members and friends in and out, was magical, educational, delicious, and just, plain FUN! Tania is a delight—well-traveled, interesting, warm, and generous. We learned so much on every level, from cooking tips that we've done at home, to loads about the culture and living in Beirut. Don't hesitate!! I wrote about the whole experience, plus recipes, on the itch.world blog.
Written 23 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travlbugga_sash
9 contributions
Tania and her family were incredible hosts and the experience was one of the best holiday experiences I have done. The food was incredible and all easily recreatable at home. The result of the cooking was delicious food and great company. It was in no way rushed at all even though Tania needed had a flight to catch at the crack of dawn the next morning. We can’t thank Tania and her parents enough for letting us into their home and showing us true Lebanese hospitality!
Written 10 June 2019
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PrasiSankar
Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Tania and her family are some of the warmest and friendliest people I have ever met. Her mom is a magician in the kitchen. My husband and I had a delightful time with them. It was like visiting family friends. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome in their home. I felt like I was with my own family and siblings. Both Tania and her mom gave us some valuable cooking tips, and they laid out a spread like no other! A special mention to Tania's brothers - they were so funny and lovely. We will always cherish the time we spent with this wonderful family.
Written 21 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ofolokekolo
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia128 contributions
Without any doubt I can assure Tania and his family gave to me more than I paid for. Being able to take customized cooking classes during
5 days in a warm family environment was a priceless and helpful opportunity to improve my cooking skills and knowledge.

I can’t thanks enough this beautiful family for sharing so much delicious food and love with me. My heart has been stolen by the kindness, sweetness and generosity of this amazingly family.

One of a kind experience, Highly recommended!
Written 30 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ed D
Rincon, GA149 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Solo
I highly recommend this delightful culinary experience. Tania is a beautiful, charming hostess who will introduce you to other members of her family upon arrival. She even emailed me a map with photos for directions for the taxi driver! You will thoroughly enjoy this family as they add much to your knowledge of Lebanon and its cuisine. The food was very plentiful and quite tasty, the hospitality of Tania and her family was excellent, and the overall experience was fantastic ! You will love this experience !
Written 1 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin Schmidt
Houston, TX1 contribution
This experience is a must for any traveler who loves to get to know a country and it’s people from a view the typical tourist doesn’t. Tania was awesome and made this dinner not only educating but also very fun and enjoyable. She exceeded my expectations by far and gave me so much additional information on what to do and see in Lebanon. The food was very very delicious, I will definitely book this again the next time I come to Lebanon. Hands down probably the best experience on my trip!
Written 19 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nastassja T
Cape Town, South Africa30 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Solo
Let me first start by saying WOW!! This has been the most memorable experience of all my travels. Tania and her family are exceptional hosts. Tania and her mom are so knowledgeable about Lebanese cruise and techniques. Joelle (Tania's mom) is a master of Lebanese cuisine, and she was so patient with me when as I tried to learn new techniques and recipes in their beautiful, cosy apartment in Beirut. They made me feel so welcome and part of the family. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in food and looking for a one of a kind immersive experience into Lebanese culture and cuisine.
Written 29 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Intrepid4ever
Sydney, Australia109 contributions
A memorable ‘down-to-earth’ authentic paid cooking experience I have had to date while travelling. My hesitancy at the time of booking this event quickly dissipated after meeting the family in their home. The family home, an older inner city apartment, reflects the history of loving big family. The family garden though needing more care is a tranquil oasis within greater Beirut area. The cooking lesson was as close as you may get to having your own mum in the small but accommodating kitchen. Tania's parents are warm, have a happy disposition and a wonderful sense of humor. Mum was instructive and supportive (and humorously patient) throughout my cooking lesson. Tania was professional and yet relaxed. Her own travell experiences was a source of delighftul discussion complimented with homemade Arak. I learnt to cook three types of kibbeh; now the pressure back home is to replicate!

Even though this was a paid cooking event, I felt that I was an unpaid invited family friend. I did not feel as though time was up; the event started around 4:10 pm and I left after 11 pm at my choosing. Thanks also to Tania and family for helping me with some unexpected hassles; and their kindness with surprising me next day with a late lunch.

This was my first Traveling Spoon booked cooking experience. In summary, the Traveling Spoon Beirut is a warm & engaging family home based cooking experience which would appeal to those looking for a broad non-technical immersion into Lebanese cooking and family life. I highly recommend this family cooking event.
Written 4 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Once in a life time experience!
A must on your to-do list when you are in Beirut! If you look for an amazing authentic Lebanese cooking class, thi
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Cooking class with Amal
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Great experience
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Authentic local experience not to be missed
A massive thank you to Tania, Joy and their whole family & friends for hosting me on Christmas day. Everyone was so
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A true Lebanese experience!
If you are looking to experience a real Lebenese family dinner (and preparation) then search no furher. The cooking
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The nicest people you could ever meet
I recently went on holidays in Lebanon and I decided to book this cooking course for my first day in the country. T
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A perfect evening!
In short, it was perfect. We booked the cooking course for our first evening in Beirut. The communication with Tani
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A charming family and a delicious meal made for a memorable experience.
We were welcomed like old friends into Amal's family home where her father gave us a tour of the productive garden
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Exceptional experience! Highly recommended!
We spent a wonderful and most memorable evening with Tania, her mother and father and two of her brothers. We very
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The best part of my trip to Beirut!!
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Amazing cooking class with amazing people
Tania and her family were very friendly, we felt like at home. We learnt a lot about Lebanese cuisine and learnt a
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As authentic as it gets
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Great experience!
We had a wonderful experience with Tania and her family. As we had some issues travelling that day we arrived at
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