Beware of the appearances, as behind the most modest doors hide the best experience.
A new resto café opened its doors in Sin El Fil, in the same building as The American Lebanese Language Center, where young Jad took in charge a family location and turned it into “Lingua” as he was inspired by the location for the name.
Two levels, two moods, amazing service and ultimate quality.
The owners are so attentive, and working to deliver a service to make you feel welcome. All details are well thought of. The staff is well-trained and present without being imposing.
We enjoyed a selection of appetizers:
The artichoke and spinach dip: served with their homemade bread: even though I am not a big fan of heavy plates, yet this one is balanced and few bites won’t hurt!
The salmon tartare: a new presentation and the sauce is made with light mayo and really not heavy at all
The Dynamite shrimps: the beautiful serving, the spicy dip, and the crunchiness of the shrimps were at every body’s taste
Trio mini burgers: classic, mexican and bbq, I only had a bite but can say that the quality of the meat is top
Shrimps dumplings: litteraly melting in your mouth, rarely have I tasted ones that good
The baked spring rolls: the dough is also home made and is filled genrously!
Halloum skewers: grilled cubes with cherry tomatoes and basil: so fresh and simple, drizzled with pomegranate molasses adding the needed acidity.
Fresh crab salad: horray, served over a bed of rocca and with pieces of avocado and boiled potatoes on the side; delicious but the sauce needs some adjustment
As for the mains, we could not choose one so we ordered the three:
Steak frites: tender meat, delicious sauce and crispy fries!
Chicken Portuguese per favor: what a creative recipe: mustard sauce, covering the grilled chicken served with homemade grilled mille- feuille stuffed with spinach. It could not get any better!
And the fish filet served with a side of mashed potatoes, lemon sauce with hints of butter which left it creamy yet not heavy and I loved the caramelized carrots contrasting the sour with sweet.
Jad insisted that we taste the home-baked dessert
The peanut butter cake: a must try, it is just DELICIOUS
The triple chocolate: the recipe is so balanced that you can eat the piece by yourself without feeling heavy
The oreo cheese cake and the carrot cake were my least favorite.
A very successful concept managing to create different moods for the same place; I can’t wait to be back and try their coffee corner!
Recommended by La Petite!
Dimitri Hayek Street, Same building as American Lebanese Language Center
Facing Sin El Fil Municipality,