Under the impulse of Fabrice GUIBERTEAU, the Arak takes another dimension at Chateau Kefraya as well in Lebanon - A national drink with excellence. Arak often sits enthroned on our tables to accompany mezzés and Lebanese meals.
This time, the Arak takes another form in astonishing discoveries that we tasted. In “the lounge" of Chateau Kefraya, open in the weekends as from 16:00, the Arak of Kefraya is poured in cocktails with an astonishing and colourful layouts of pastels.
Fabrice Guiberteau, the technical director and oenologist of Chateau Kefraya makes us discover his creations: TheTaboula, The Bloodymarak and The Dyonisos as he named them; others of which he did not find names yet.
Cutting the fruits that come to decorate the glass before pouring its beverage there, he explained us his approach: “Arak is a Lebanese drink by excellence and I find that this spirits is a pride for Lebanon. For the young people, It is a necessity to try to do something and to innovate and thus to show them by the taste that Arak can taste differently in cocktails and it can be very trendy."
And to begin again: “The difficulty is to balance the ingredients with delicacy to get the perfect flavor and the true essence with each cocktail.”
In its creations, The Taboulak is more than surprising! Salted, been used in a glass for traditional Arak with an ice floe, it is a mixture of 1/3d' Arak and 2/3 of tabbouleh smoothie ! It was important to think of joining together a whole traditional Lebanese lunch in one glass.
Other discovered sweetened, The Dyonisos ,a mixture of Arak, Aloe vera, litchee and lavender syrup prepared at the restaurant in the field of offering exoticism with delicacy.
Speaking about the Arak of Kefraya, Fabrice explains us: “Arak that we produce comes only from grapes of the Castle. It is distilled 4 times to acquire more smoothness and elegance as we take out its methanol. We produce a small quantities compared with the national production. It is a reason for which it’s a qualitative bevery and thus premium."
With this discovery, Chateau Kefraya positions itself as a pionnier of the variation of Arak in Lebanon. A discovery which, it seems will benefit the Lebanese affiliate under the impulse of an impassionate oenologist.
Isn’t it the time to enjoy a cocktail Arak at the roofs of Beirut?
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