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Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut provided by Traveling Spoon

Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut

Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut
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from £66.56 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
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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
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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: 7626P247
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private cooking lesson and homecooked meal with your host Tania • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses) • Non-alcoholic beverages • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Gratuities • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
Beirut, Lebanon Please meet your host Tania at her home in Furn el chebbak neighborhood of Lebanon. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Inclusions
Private cooking lesson and homecooked meal with your host Tania • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses) • Non-alcoholic beverages • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Gratuities • 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 Lebanon. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
3h
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
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Jana N
1 contribution
Once in a life time experience!
Feb 2020
A must on your to-do list when you are in Beirut!

If you look for an amazing authentic Lebanese cooking class, this is the place to go! I spent a great evening with Tanja's family and will never forget this enriching experience. You will not only learn how to cook one of the most delicious Lebanese dishes but you will also experience a lovely evening with a Lebanese family. I was welcomed like a family member and treated with so much hospitality and warm-heartedness. A million thanks to Tania and her family for this lifetime experience.
Written 24 February 2020
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Hichem F
Louisville, KY3 contributions
Great experience
Dec 2019 • Couples
This was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it. Most like lol it will be the most memorable part of this trip. Tania reached out to us few days before the trip and asked us for our preference for the dish we want to prepare.
10 minutes after arriving, we felt like we are visiting friends or family. We participated in preparing the food for almost 2 hrs. Everything was simple and I am confident that I can reproduce most of the dishes.
Most ingredients were fresh! Even the drink (Arak) was home-made!
When food was ready, we sat with Tania and her parents to eat. It was as fun as the cooking part. We had several serious and fun conversations.
Everything was perfect! I highly recommend it to anyone that loves food and interested in learning how to make it and the culture.
Written 29 December 2019
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Kirstie C
12 contributions
Authentic local experience not to be missed
Dec 2019 • Solo
A massive thank you to Tania, Joy and their whole family & friends for hosting me on Christmas day. Everyone was so welcoming.

This is a fantastic experience. I was able to try a variety of dishes as well as help make them. What makes this so special is that a number of ingredients come from their own garden & their family run butchery.

The class is a good mix of cooking, tasting and chatting about local history & culture. Tania is an experienced traveller herself and really understands what people are looking for in a local cooking experience.

I highly recommend you take this class early in your trip as Tania can really help to introduce you to the city and make suggestions on local attractions.
Written 28 December 2019
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MichiMNE
Zurich, Switzerland7 contributions
A true Lebanese experience!
Nov 2019 • Couples
If you are looking to experience a real Lebenese family dinner (and preparation) then search no furher. The cooking course and subsequent dinner will give you a deep introduction into the Lebanese kitchen and culture. Furthermore, Tania is a great host as well as a guide and always supportive in giving advice on activities and places to visit in Beirut. Highly recommended!
Written 1 December 2019
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France6 contributions
The nicest people you could ever meet
Nov 2019 • Solo
I recently went on holidays in Lebanon and I decided to book this cooking course for my first day in the country. Tania picked me up from my hotel and we headed to the market where her knowledge and enthusiasm was in a league of its own. We then went to her home and I met her family. I find it incredible how genuinely welcoming and hospitable they are considering how popular the experience is. We cooked some amazing local dishes that the restaurants couldn't hold a match to. Tania truly loves hosting and sharing her extensive knowledge with people and it shows. Her mother has the same passion, a true lady who I feel privileged to have met. Most of the produce we used was grown by her father. I had tried the arak in a restaurant the night before and couldn't drink it. But her father's homemade arak was unbelievably good, I couldn't get enough. I noticed when booking it said 1 or 2 glasses of arak would be offered, but I'd say that I drunk the best part of a bottle and I woke up as fresh as a daisy. After this evening I had created a friendship and if any of her family are ever in Ireland they are welcome to stay in my house. This experience will show the exceptional hospitality of the Lebanese that money can't buy. I would recommend doing this in the beginning of your holiday because you will feel like you have been in the country for years in the space of hours.
Written 25 November 2019
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Daniel P
Ingolstadt, Germany6 contributions
A perfect evening!
Nov 2019
In short, it was perfect. We booked the cooking course for our first evening in Beirut. The communication with Tania was great. We were warmly welcomed by the family and immediately felt at home. For us it was important to learn more about the people and the culture and this is the perfect opportunity. After we had spoken something, we prepared dinner together. All the food was fresh and really delicious - we were really full afterwards. We enjoyed this evening very much and learned a lot about the Lebanese culture. There is no better way. Many thanks to Tania and her whole family. We will certainly see each other again! See you soon!
Written 24 November 2019
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Henrik H
Stuttgart, Germany6 contributions
Exceptional experience! Highly recommended!
Nov 2019
We spent a wonderful and most memorable evening with Tania, her mother and father and two of her brothers. We very much enjoyed their company as well as the authentic cooking experience and the delicious dishes that we have prepared together. Tania's mother truly must have been a chef in her previous life. It was amazing to see how relaxed she was while teaching us how to prepare 11 different dishes, answering questions and following an interview with the President on TV at the same time. Besides cooking we gained many insights into the life of a Lebanese family and were struck by the open mindedness and warmth of all family members. Our visit to Beirut would not have been the same without this experience. Thank you again, Tania. And warmest regards also to your adorable mothe, your kind father and your entertaining brother Assad with his new leather jacket! Lots of love, Henrik and Stephanie
Written 15 November 2019
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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 16 November 2019
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Laura
Mulhouse, France3 contributions
Amazing cooking class with amazing people
Oct 2019
Tania and her family were very friendly, we felt like at home.
We learnt a lot about Lebanese cuisine and learnt also some special cooking techniques.
It was our best experience in Lebanon :)
Written 24 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ind15
4 contributions
Great experience!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful experience with Tania and her family.

As we had some issues travelling that day we arrived at our cooking class two hours late. Despite this we cooked a whole range of food with Tanya and her mother (including moutabbal, hoummous, tabboule, batata harrara and kofte and batata). We were really grateful for Tanya's flexibility - and we were impressed with how she was able to pull of such a great experience, despite our late arrival.

Tania and her mother gave us lots of useful tips - which my husband will definitely be using! Tania also messaged me beforehand to ask me what we would like to cook, and the class was tailored to our preference.

I booked this lesson as a birthday present for my husband - and Tania surprised him with a cake. A lovely touch!

We also got the added bonus, as others have mentioned, of meeting Tania's family. They were great!
Written 21 October 2019
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MDK1000
London, UK12 contributions
Excellent night, gorgeous food and brilliant company !
Oct 2019
Tania and her family are the perfect hosts and they all make you feel very welcome. Good location and easy to get to. Whilst preparing the food and learning how to make the various dishes, we talked, laughed a lot and got to know about Lebanese cuisine. Tania and her Mum are great teachers and I cannot recommend the experience highly enough. Do not miss this opportunity - Book now !
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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A charming family and a delicious meal made for a memorable experience.
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The best part of my trip to Beirut!!
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As authentic as it gets
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Beyond all expectations!
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We met as strangers and left as family - the food was amazing too!
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Experience of a life time!
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Fabulous experience
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Best experience in Lebanon
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Felt like home!
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