12/17/15

Vice – Munchies

Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon

 

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On Saturdays, the women sell their products at Beirut’s famous Souk el Tayeb market; they have even catered several high-profile events. The food venture, run by women at the refugee camp, was clearly a success, but the women wanted to expand their business further…

 

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11/9/15

Living

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Se il villaggio di Douma porta sin nel nome (di origine fenicia) l’idea ‘di pace e di calma’, la grande casa di Beit offre la scena perfetta per adagiarsi ai ritmi di una villeggiatura confortevole e meditativa nell’entroterra libanese. Si tratta di un’architettura tipica delle tradizionali case di montagna del diciannovesimo secolo, ristrutturata con cura e attenzione ad ogni dettaglio.

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11/9/15

MONOCLE

HOME COMFORT— Batroun

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Those who grew up around Batroun, an area an hour or so north of Beirut, know the feel of the old houses here and still carry fond memories of them. Food campaigner and chef Kamal Mouzawak and fashion designer Rabih Kayrouz are among them. The pair’s latest renovation project has taken them to new heights – 1,100 metres to be precise – where their property in the village of Douma is nearing completion. That, however, is when the house will stop just being their home and become a place that guests can rent.

11/6/15

The Wall Street Journal

Beit Douma: Beirut’s Home Away From Home

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IN 2004, Kamal Mouzawak, a former food and travel writer, launched Souk el Tayeb—Lebanon’s first farmers’ market—with the goal of celebrating small producers, fostering a model of sustainable agriculture and helping unite a divided country. Every Saturday morning in downtown Beirut, a neighborhood that’s home to shops like Hermès and Gucci, makeshift stalls fill the streets and 100 farmers lay out their wares. Amid Lebanon’s clash of cultures, religions and classes, the market demonstrates Mouzawak’s campaign to cultivate good food, make it available in a bustling metropolis and sell it at a fair price. Now, over a decade since he founded Souk el Tayeb, Mouzawak has expanded his influence with the launch of Beit Douma, a guest house with an eye toward architectural preservation.

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10/19/15

Hospitality News Middle East

Kamal Mouzawak’s “Beit” chain to be expanded

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In an interview with Hospitality News, entrepreneur Kamal Mouzawak revealed plans to implement and develop his new-born guesthouse chain, ‘Beit’.  The first outlet is Beit Ammiq has already opened for business last July. It consists of a three-room lodge adjacent to ‘Tawlet’ Ammiq. The second, ‘Beit Douma’, opened shortly after in Douma village, Batroun Caza. It has six rooms in a renovated 19th century house, with several seating areas and gardens.

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09/17/15

AISHTI BLOG

B&B: BEIT DOUMA

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Located in Douma, one of the most well-preserved villages in Lebanon, up in the mountains of Batroun, at an altitude of over 1000 meters. The house is like something from an old movie, made of stone, with a red roof, yellow blinds and arched windows in the middle of the countryside? It’s there, in Douma, atroun, Lebanon. That house will feel like home, surrounded by olive groves and apple orchards. The mountain home includes six guest rooms, each with their private bathrooms and their own mountain view.

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08/27/15

L’agenda Culturel

Découvrez Beit, le dernier projet de l’aventure Souk el-Tayeb

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La maison Souk el-Tayyeb lance un nouveau concept. Après les succès de son marché rural et de son restaurant Tawlet, la famille s’agrandit avec Beit Ammiq, Beit Douma et Beit el-Qamar – un cluster de maisons d’hôtes où les visiteurs peuvent profiter des traditionnelles hospitalité et cuisine libanaises, au cœur de la campagne libanaise.

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08/8/15

L’Orient Le Jour

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Tous les amis ont mis le cap sur Douma pour découvrir la nouvelle demeure libanaise de Kamal Mouzawak et de Rabih Kayrouz, et partager une fiesta bien arrosée. Au menu, la dabké, la tablé, le pilon et le mortier (pour la kebbé de Suzanne Doueihy); une généreuse cuisine made by Tawlé, le Jay (Thaï) et Olivier Gougeon (villa Clara) qui faisait cuire son sanglier au barbecue ; deux Djettes, Leila et Câline, envoyaient leurs sets (à la pêche d’enfer) chauffer le dance floor et faire gigoter les villageois dans leur lit!

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07/31/15

The Daily Star

‘Beit’ project creates home away from home

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Beirut: In 2004, Kamal Mouzawak founded Souk El Tayeb, the first market in Lebanon to promote local organic produce and support small-scale farmers, working to endorse a sense of national identity. In 2009 Tawlet was added, an open kitchen featuring daily guest chefs, including a dekeneh offering homemade mouneh and other goods. The project was designed as a “capacity-building program” to empower Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian women. Recently a new initiative has joined them – the “Beit” project. In collaboration with fashion designer Rabih Kayrouz, Mouzawak is trying to introduce a new concept into the Lebanese hospitality sector.

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07/31/15

Business News by Lebanon Opportunities

Guesthouse chain launched ‘Beit’ outlets in rural areas

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Kamal Mouzawak, founder of the ‘Tawlet’ restaurant and the ‘Souk El Tayeb’ weekly farmers’ market, has launched ‘Beit’, a chain of guesthouses with three outlets. “We aim to support rural communities and the survival of the country’s architectural and cultural heritage,” said Mouzawak. He said that with this project they are trying to bring back the traditional national home.

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