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

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    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!
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    Departure Point
    Please meet your host Tania at her home.
    • 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
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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 travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    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.
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    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
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    Response from Traveling Spoon R, Guest Relations Manager at Authentic Lebanese Meal with Tania's Family in their Home in Beirut
    Responded 2 days ago
    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!
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    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
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    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,
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    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
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    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
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    About the operator
    By: Traveling Spoon
    79 reviews
    Jerry L
    Very cordial great evening
    We had the great opportunity to enjoy real Lebanese food, but really not only that! The dinner with Tania’s family
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    Cooking class with Amal
    Amal and her family were really welcoming and amazing! My ten year old daughter wanted to take the class, and Amal
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    Hichem F
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Great experience
    This was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it. Most like lol it will be the most memorable part of this
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    Kirstie C
    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
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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
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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.
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    Ingolstadt, Germany
    A perfect evening!
    In short, it was perfect. We booked the cooking course for our first evening in Beirut. The communication with
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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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    Henrik H
    Stuttgart, Germany
    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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    Donna N
    The best part of my trip to Beirut!!
    I had no idea what to expect when I booked a private cooking class with Amal. She and her husband picked me up at
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    Mulhouse, France
    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
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    As authentic as it gets
    What I like most about traveling to new places is when I go with very high expectations and then enjoy those
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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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    How to become a kibbeh master cook
    "You have to eat the bean stew," Amal's father Amin told me. "After all, they are picked from what is YOUR garden
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    New York City, New York
    Wonderful Cooking Class with Tania and her lovely family
    This experience came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. Tania and her whole family welcomed us with
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