Romantic Dinner at Pasquale in Grand Hills Hotel in Broumana​

Summer is officially here and outings far from the city are highly needed to runaway from the traffic and the heat. Broumana is only 20 minutes away from Beirut with endless choices of restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy the fresh breeze. We decided to try Pasquale, an Italian restaurant in Grand Hills Hotel with a beautiful garden where you can enjoy a relaxing romantic dinner in a typical Italian ambiance. 
We started with some salads and Beef Carpaccio. 
•The Shrimp Salad was extremely refreshing as it contained perfectly cooked shrimps on a bed of greens, topped with orange slices in a lemon oil dressing. The orange slices added a unique sweet and lemony flavor to the mix and made the salad look summery in its presentation and taste. 
•The Fresh Mozzarella Salad consisted of fresh mozzarella cheese balls with 3 kinds of tomatoes: red cherry tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes and normal tomato slices with extra virgin olive oil. The mix of tomatoes and especially the tangy flavor of the yellow cherry tomatoes made the salad very light and flavorful. 
•The Beef Carpaccio was phenomenal. It consisted of raw beef slices topped with fresh mushrooms, parmesan shavings and a traditional Sicilian Bread. We loved eating the meat on a slice of bread with a slice of mushroom and parmesan. The meat was melting in our mouths and the mixture was very delicious. 
Now for the main platters, we had the Risotto Porcini and the Quattro Fromaggi Pizza. 
•The Risotto Porcini was exceptional! The rice was perfectly cooked "al dente" in a tasty creamy sauce. The porcini mushrooms portion was very generous. We sprinkled some parmesan on the top so that we enjoy this platter to the max. 
•The Quattro Fromaggi Pizza was overwhelming. We can't remember the time we were able to finish a four cheese pizza, but the thin dough and the balanced quantities of cheeses used at Pasquale made from this pizza a lighter yet richer version of the normal one. 
Now for the dessert, you can't leave an Italian restaurant without having the traditional Tiramisu and some sorbet scoops. 
•The Tiramisu was one of the best we had till now! The chef excelled in preparing it. It was fully made with mascarpone cheese without adding milk which made the cream very consistent and yummy. The coffee flavor was very mild which made it very enjoyable. 
•The Sorbet cup consisted of 3 scoops; lemon, strawberry and mango. We loved them all but our favorite was the lemon as it was prepared with limoncello.
We enjoyed the mini day trip to Broumana where we didn't get bothered from the continuous car horning and the sticky hot weather. 

Average price: 35$ per person.
Rating: 8/10
Location: Grand Hills, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa, Charkiyye Road, Broumanna, 
Phone: 04 868930


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