Happy to have spent Christmas week with my friends. At Beqaa – no less – another Abaca Group installation (also owns Tavolata Cebu, Phat Pho Cebu and Abaca Resort) that introduces a Lebanese kitchen in Cebu and a mouthful of flavors that is hardly traditional nor conventional.
You step off the boardwalk of the Design Center to go up the second floor and into this dining room where servers are buzzing around inside with a handful of plates and glasses. We made a reservation earlier or avoided being in the waitlist for centuries. Guests were certainly dressed for a no-occasion night unless anyday before Christmas IS an occasion. Delighted we were into our red and bow tie ensemble — Jason Hyatt would be so proud! Dim lighting, wood flooring, and wrought iron features set up the mood for some intimate dining that made us want to take our time with the selection of appetizers and sauces. Full menu – cleverly planned! And servers were equally happy to help us get started.
One has to commence this dining with mezzes – ah, the hummus and garlic, chili, and yoghurt dips should be present. Since there were no Holiday menu or specials that cater to the season, we went crazy with our assortment of meats –
Beqaa Mixed Grill P2750
Shish Taouk – chicken tandoori
Lamb Chops – Exotic! We mostly ordered everything to share and the first dish was the assorted mixed grill and the Shish Taouk. There were lots of sharing and socializing with cutlery and we didn’t even bother with courses.
Spicy Lamb Sausage
Yep – food, dress, and lamb were cause for celebration. It was enough to fall in love with this friendship we have! Love you my friends!
Beqaa is located at the 2/f Design Center, AS Fortuna St., Banilad
At the same building of Tavolata Cebu.Hours: 5:30PM – 10PM Last call for food orders: 9:45PMCard or cash.
Prices start at P300.
Ps. Beqaa is pork-free.
Hope you also spent the Holidays with your love ones. Merry Christmas! More Holiday 2014 stories here.
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