This was on so many levels a most delightful experience. To start, we were greeted in this lovely, intimate type of setting by a beautiful young lady in exotic bright green garb, who ushered our server soon followed by the owner himself, Kamal Nassif whose son runs the place. This is the third generation of a family who introduced Lebanese cuisine to Paris in the 1950s and counted Charles de Gaulle as a fan. The generational experience shows in the warmth and effortless hospitality that's lavished on you. I was lucky, my favourite dish - molokhia - the dish of Ancient Egyptian nobility, was the Sunday special. And was it ever good! Fresh, the leaves expertly kept from turning viscous by the timely application of lemon in the preparation, you could tell they master this dish perfectly. We had mezze beforehand of baba ghanouj whose eggplant tasted grilled and delicious, also makanik delicate sausages and tabbouleh. Everything was in a league of its own from anything ever tasted before. For dessert, we had miniature stuffed crepes, "kattayef", in a rosewater syrup with crushed pistachios before the ultimate delectable top-off to an already incredible meal: the Nassif family's trademark ashta ice cream made by Kamal himself. You don't get a more personal touch than if a (very skilled) member of the family decided to spoil you senseless. It was so touching and left us satisfied beyond compare. This is a place to return to because not only will you not get enough of the food, you'll want to go back for this great family. Warm smiles, complicit glances at your gluttony and the friendliest treatment make Loubnan a very special place indeed.
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