Le Royal – Beirut walked home with a total of 15 gold, silver, and bronze awards at Horeca’s Salon Culinaire 2015.
Nine of these were gold awards, winning in various entries such as cold platter of fish, poultry or meat (Milad Bassil), tapas and canapés (Ali Al Assaad), and six-course set dinner menu (Mohammad Ramadan).
Le Royal’s only female contestant, Grace Abi Khattar, won the award in the live Lebanese dish competition.
The hotel also won four gold awards for its sweets: best ‘macaron’ (Rami Fares), Arabic sweets (Elias Khalil), cupcake competition (Youssef Wehbeh) and 3-plated dessert presentation (Alberto Fandy).
Five silver awards were given out for live cooking demonstrations and sandwich-making, complete with hamburgers. These awards were earned by chefs Charbel Nakad, Georges Nohra, Daniel Guzelian, Mostafa Fares and Ahmad Hakoum.
Badih El Khoury won the hotel’s single bronze award for his sandwiches.