Thursday, May 11, 2023


Ammoora invites you to enjoy of evening of Levantine food and wine exploration, featuring the Massaya Estate. The story of Massaya starts in the heart of the Beqaa Valley at Tanaïl. One of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, the Beqaa Valley produces 90% of all wine produced in Lebanon. Executive Chef Dima Al-Chaar has crafted a 5-course menu to pair with El Massya Estate's exception wines presented by Wine Maker Salim Naffah.


Baked Feta, Eggplant, Za'atar & Honey Flat Bread

Oven-baked flat bread topped with charred eggplant, feta, za'atar, French thyme, cherry tomato confit, capers, honey & pomegranate molasses

Lebanon, Beqaa Valley, Massaya, “BLANC”, 2021

A well-balanced blanc with white flower scents. It combines depth, roundness, crispiness and an oriental twinkle thanks to the local obeïdi.

Course Two

Orange Blossom & Mandarin Rockfish Tiradito

Rockfish sashimi, red onions, jalapenos, cilantro, sumac, toasted pine nuts served with orange blossom & mandarin Aji Amarillo sauce

Lebanon, Beqaa Valley, Massaya, “Rosé”, 2021

A gorgeous strawberry color, with aromas of red berry fruits and subtle spice. Beautiful freshness thanks to vineyards’ altitude.


Date Glazed Duck Breast with Figs & Confit Baby Potato

Date glazed pan-seared duck breast, roasted figs, pearl onions, duck fat confit baby potato, served with date rosemary spiced demi-glace

Lebanon, Beqaa Valley, Massaya, "Terrases de Baalbeck", 2019

A fresh, thirst-quenching wine for everyday drinking, distinguished by hints of spice and pepper.


Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops with Broccoli Couscous Pilaf

Herbs & pistachio crusted lamb chops, grilled enoki mushrooms, lemon broccoli couscous pilaf, pomegranate seeds, served with red wine pomegranate reduction

Lebanon, Beqaa Valley, Massaya, “Cap Est”, 2018

Attractive ruby hue of medium depth. A nose of fresh scrubland with a hint of jujube, while its finesse and elegance are clear as soon it touches the palate. Steadily gains in power over time, with tannins that reflect its cellaring potential.


Star Anise Grilled Pineapple Cotton Cloud

Star anise grilled pineapples, orange blossom vanilla ice cream topped with cotton candy & damascene rose petals

Lebanon, Beqaa Valley, Massaya Arak

Massaya arak is made exclusively from Lebanon’s white obeïdi grapes and green organic aniseed. The liquor is triple distilled in a traditional process using copper stills heated by fragrant fires of vinewood then aged to perfection in ancient clay amphorae before release.


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