|The interior of Mayrig restaurant, Beirut|
From what we've heard from our world-traveler friends and family members, Beirut sounds like a gastronomic paradise.
Mayrig, in operation since 2003, was started by the family of talented cook, Manouchag Jouhourian, who, I believe, hailed from Musa Dagh, the homeland of my maternal grandparents.
As I watched the Mayrig video, a well-done advertisement-documentary, my stomach began to growl, and my mouth watered uncontrollably.
Follow Joumana's account of her visit to Mayrig, "Armenian Delicacies in Beirut."
Then it occurred to me that my nephew has been to Beirut a few times. Sine he and his wife attended a wedding there just a few months ago, I wondered if they’d ever been to Mayrig.
This is what my nephew wrote:
“... Not only have I heard of Mayrig, I have been there 3 times and it is HANDS DOWN the best restaurant I have ever been to in my life. It is SO good, in fact, that it is worth a trip to Beirut just to eat there."
|Hoom (Chi) Kufta at Mayrig|
In case you're interested, Mayrig is offering franchise oportunities. Perhaps someone would like to open a Mayrig's in South Florida??