On Wednesday 19th June we held our official launch party after a successful soft launch for Liban Tapas back in December.
We asked Big Brother contestant Simon Gross to host the event for us whilst other well-known personalities came along to help us celebrate our opening, including Towie’s James Lock, Pete Wicks and TV personality Alex Reid.
The evening started with the customary photo call against our Liban Tapas liveried wall, before guests moved towards the open restaurant and bar area for some bubbly, Lebanese wines and delicious canapés and tasty freshly prepared Lebanese bites our chefs had prepared for our guests.
Talented vocalist Jamie Lee Nelson provided the entertainment throughout the evening with a selection of popular songs.
In between a few heavy downpours of rain, well it is England after all, our enclosed Parisian Terrace proved to be popular, where guests also got the opportunity to sample our shisha.
Later in the evening our popular belly dancer popped in to also entertain the guests, who were eager to join in the fun!
As Simon Gross said: “The restaurant offers high-class Lebanese food at its best and it right on your doorstep.”
We were also delighted to have our launch featured in the local Ilford Recorder: www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk
At the end of March, we held our first Yoga event on our Parisian Terrace here at Liban which was open to anyone to attend.
Yoga expert Simone Goldstein, who has years of experience, put together a special Vinyasa style session for the full class of eight enthusiastic guests who arrived promptly at 11:00am and were welcomed with some fresh fruit juice and iced water to set them up nicely for their class.
The black Astroturf on the Parisian Terrace made for the perfect setting with yoga mats, Tarrant cards, pillow and blankets placed on top. Aromatic candles made for the perfect ambience to get everyone in the mood.
The Yoga experience here at Liban also included a special set lunch. So prior to the class beginning, we took the guests’ orders so that the kitchen could prepare their lunch whilst they were stretching their limbs on the terrace!
The 45-minute class was truly invigorating and had worked up some healthy appetites. So it was then into the Sunroom for an assortment of delicious hot and cold tapas dishes from the set lunch menu, which also included soft drinks and fresh mint tea and freshly made baklava to finish off what was a healthy and appetising meal.
This was our first event of the year on the terrace, and we are delighted it proved to be such a huge success. Even the British weather was uncharacteristically good, making it a great way to kick start the Spring Season.