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Established in 2008, Al-Amar Lebanese Cuisine Restaurant has made an impact on the KL dining area with its delectable cuisine and warm ambient surroundings in the heart of the city. Stepping through its doors, you are transported into a unique ambience not dissimilar to fine-dining havens found in Lebanon. Pristine white tablecloths and plush red chairs lend a city chic atmosphere and hints of modern Lebanese flair. It may not look the same in the pictures that I’ve taken here as I was invited to sample the festival menu at their headquarters instead. But trust me, you will love their restaurant in Pavilion as much as I do.

Al-Amar’s cuisine, born out of its proprietor’s longing for food from home, is a combination of traditional hot and cold mezzes, grills, salads and desserts. It is further elevated with an extensive wine menu including special collaborations with Chateau Musar and Chateau Kefraya, renowned wineries from Lebanon, providing a complete Lebanese dining experience.

Let’s take a look at their festival menu this year that creatively comes in a “Four Seasons” course meal specially designed by Chef Michel Karam himself.

For a “Sunny Start”, we were served with an authentic Labneh Trio with Lebanese Southern Tapenade and a Brush of Thyme. Best paired with Chateau Musar Jeune White, Viognier, Corsican variety, Vermentino and Chardonnay, 2008, Lebanon.