RESTAURANT IN LEBANON
Brût, a seasonal food restaurant that offers a unique eating experience of Levantine cuisine in a farm-to-table concept. The original concept offers a bespoke, beautiful culinary experience in nature, where Chef Youssef Akiki gets his inspiration from.
With only seven tables available, Brût is located in the same cabin that once housed Chef Akiki’s grandfather’s farming equipment in Hrajel. To that end, the restaurant is only open during the summer months, from mid-June to mid-September, and reflects Chef Akiki’s culinary expertise.
On the other hand, the element of surprise is a fundamental aspect of the Brût dining experience, extending to the presentation of their dishes. Granting, every season, Chef Akiki collaborates with local ceramic artists to craft custom tableware for each course. Not to mention that he draws inspiration from the nearby mountains and forests to further stress on the farm-to-table concept.
As previously mentioned, diners are in for a delightful surprise with every dish, although they can consistently anticipate the flavors of Hrajel in every bite. In fact, the menu showcases this connection, featuring items such as tuna ceviche accompanied by a tangy green tomato coulis—a homage to the village’s renowned heirloom tomatoes.
In short, Brût stands as not only a seasonal farm-to-table restaurant, but a unique and exclusive culinary destination that seamlessly marries the enchanting essence of Levantine cuisine with its concept.
Type of cuisine: Fine Dining Cuisine
Recommended dishes: Beetroot and turnip salad, Shawarma Tacos
Address: Hrajel, Lebanon