Lebanese olive oil tasting

I’m in heaven!

I’m a huge fan of olive oil and i’ve always been saddened by the fact that Lebanese olive oil tends to be a bulky universe with no nuance between oils, or at least not one that anyone wants to promote. I think the best Lebanese olive oil I’ve had is at Zabad. It is produced by a family in the Chouf. I dream of that olive oil at night.

This explains why I’m ecstatic about this.


I had never heard of the store that is organizing this event: Karen CHekerdjian store but it sounds/looks like a great space.

The Store operates under the generous rubric of “things we make, things we like”. The idea is that in addition to showcasing Karen’s work, the Store also stocks a thoughtful selection of items produced by other people. These are things Karen finds inspiring and can be anything from furniture and design objects, to fabrics or books and they further illustrate the designer’s global and eclectic vision of beauty.
Also falling under “things we like”, the Store carries a selection of edible items; pastas, jams and biscuits, among others. Mostly organic, mostly handmade and mostly of Italian origin, these are some of the designer’s favourite foods, sourced during her years in Milan and are not available elsewhere in Lebanon.

The event is on May 31, from 5 to 9 pm and I can hardly wait.
For directions on how to get there click here.