9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I left the Wigmore Hall in London...,
This review is from: Comptoir Libanais (Hardcover)
...a few years back looking for a late lunch. Saw a café (as I thought) called Comptoir Libanais just down the street and popped in for a light lunch. I have been coming back regularly since. Really fresh, tasty Lebanese food beautifully prepared and well presented in a simple atmosphere. Wonderful fresh fruit drinks. Over the years it has only got better - and sadly (for me) but understandably - very popular.
So I leapt on this cookery book - and am delighted that I did. Some excellent recipes for the dishes you find in the restaurant - scrummy flatbreads, wonderful dips, great salads and grills. The instructions seem very clear. I haven't cooked from it yet but will be doing so and will amend this review as necessary. Some interesting background information on the history.
Nice piece of book production - tons of photographs - in fact rather too many - would have traded some for a few more recipes. And that is really my only criticism at this point. There are only around a 100 recipes in a c280 page book and some are variations on a theme e.g. six labneh variations although that is an extreme example. But it is absolutely clear that the authors really care about their food and this comes across in the text and the presentation.
Highly recommended - with the only reservation being I haven't actually used it yet! Will be very interested in other user's experiences.
PS If you get a chance - go and eat in one of the restaurants. I don't think you will regret it - the food anyway