L'ETO | Counting the Memories

In many parts of the world, a healthy appetite is an indicator of a happy life. A full platter of food is a sign of prosperity and wealth.

Unfortunately, now a healthy lifestyle is misinterpreted as a punishment and penance. Instead of running after fad diets and calorie counting, embrace holistic living. Not only do you practice fitness, but you also nourish your body with a plethora of colors, tastes and smells. Don’t treat food like your enemy.

Life is beautiful. Live it to the fullest. Don’t wallow in self-pity, insecurity and misery. And go ahead, and check out these delicious spreads from L’ETO.

L’ETO is definitely a part of any good food guide. They really live up to their slogan, “Count the memories, not the calories.” There are plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options at this place. And while diners wait for their order, they are treated to slices of freshly baked bread and garlic butter on the side. Hungry already? 😉

Superfood Salads

Looking for a light meal and negligible calories? These yummilicious superfood salads from L’ETO are just what you are looking for.

Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes and Oyster Mushrooms with French green beans and cherry tomatoes. (Top 2 plates)

Honey Roasted Pumpkin and Kale with bulgur, fresh cranberries, feta cheese and orange honey dressing. (Bottom Left)

Pomegranate Aubergine Yoghurt with grilled aubergines, Greek yoghurt, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, spring onion, pomegranate, paprika and dill. (Bottom Right)

French Toast

Breakfast can really make or break your day. That’s why nutritionists have continually stressed the importance of a good breakfast. After all, you must breakfast like a king, if not an emperor. And French Toast is one of the classic go-to eats for many a person ready to kick off their day.

Of course, the French Toast at L’ETO has a little twist. Completely nut-free, it comes topped with chopped strawberries and bananas, with a banana jam spread and garnished with mint leaves. And yes, Labneh on the side.

Labneh is strained yoghurt or yoghurt cheese traditional to the Arab world. It is prepared from salted yoghurt, by draining the whey with a muslin cloth.

Arabic | Trip Around the World

This gorgeous platter from L’ETO is a riot of color and a visual treat for the eyes. It looks too good to eat and seems almost a pity to destroy such an artwork. But I assure you, it’s a complete party for the taste buds!

Starting from the top and clockwise: Beetroot purée, grilled Halloumi cheese, baked flat bread, Datterino sweet tomatoes, and roasted Aubergine topped with fresh Labneh. At the center is a cold dip made from Aubergines and Fava Beans, and garnished with fresh pomegranates.

Pasta al Pomodoro & Burrata

Sometimes, nothing tastes better than a simple hot pasta dish. It is the ideal of cold winter nights, ravenous stomachs and even picky eaters.

What makes Burrata cheese so special is the contrast between its solid soft outer shell and its creamy buttery center. Freshly prepared from cow or buffalo milk, the Burrata cheese is what makes this pasta a hit at L’ETO.

Lebanese Bowl | Feel Good

Anything featuring falafel and I am there! And this platter from L’ETO is no different. The staple of every Arab home, Falafel is a deep-fried ball or flat patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Herbs and spices are usually added to the dough before frying.

Starting from the top and clockwise: Fresh Labneh yoghurt, Rocket Leaves, roasted Sweet Potatoes, Beetroot purée, and House Falafel. At the center is fresh Avocado garnished with sesame seeds and served with bulgur.

Strawberry Milkshake

And what meal is complete without a little guilty indulgence? Topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, this milkshake is the perfect way to wrap up your evening at L’ETO.

Remember. Count the memories, not the calories. Amen to that!

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