Indigo Le Gray Beirut Has A Lavish New Menu Created By French Executive Chef Nicolas Herbault

It’s hard not to fall in love with the prestigious Le Gray in Beirut. I’ve expressed my enthusiasm for this 5-star luxury hotel multiple times over the years and I’m pleased to proclaim that it just gets better.

I had the privilege to be one of the first to try the new lavish menu by Executive Chef Nicolas Herbault and here’s a peak into this unique fine dining experience at Indigo Le Gray Beirut.

We arrived on time, 8:30PM, and started the evening with a fruity Bellini at the hotel’s posh Indigo on the Roof restaurant on the 6th floor.

Le Gray Beirut Hotel Indigo Restaurant

Le Gray Beirut Hotel Indigo Bellini

Once it was time for dinner, we moved into the restaurant and were seated in front of a beautifully set table, with a menu entailing tonight’s 5-course meal consisting of 12 dishes and dessert! We were really in for a treat!

Some of the dishes we tried had an interesting Middle Eastern influence and twist which really challenged our taste buds (and worked!) such as the beautiful Norwegian salmon gravlax paired with falafel tots and the dessert hybrid Baba au Rhum with creamy Lebanese ashta ice cream.

Le Gray Beirut Hotel Indigo Restaurant

Let’s start with the first course.

Le Gray Beirut Fish Ceviche Indigo Restaurant
I loved this fresh Seabass Ceviche!
Le Gray Beirut Dinner Restaurant Salad
Le Verger Salad featuring beautiful “forgotten vegetables”
Le Gray Beirut Atlantic Lobster Salad
Atlantic Lobster Salad

Second Course.

Le Gray Beirut Beetroot Salmon Gravlax
Beetroot-Cured Salmon Gravlax with falafel tots
Le Gray Beirut Seared Scallops Risotto
Seared Scallops on Quinoa Risotto – one of my favourite dishes!
Le Gray Beirut Indigo Foie Gras
Pressee de Volaille & Foie Gras (not really my thing – however, it came with a fig and nut bread which was divine!!)

Third Course.

A favourite on the new menu at Le Gray Beirut has to be this buttery cod fish paired with celeriac purée and vegetables – and trust me, it will be yours too!

Le Gray Beirut Restaurant Miso Cod Fillet
Pan Fried Miso Cod Fillet – This picture really doesn’t do it justice!
Le Gray Beirut Atlantic Lobster Thermidor
Atlantic Lobster Thermidor – Succulent!
Le Gray Beirut Indigo Restaurant Chicken
Chicken Breast with tangy braised red cabbage and potatoes

Fourth Course.

Le Gray Beirut Indigo Pesto Linguini
Linguini cooked al dente smothered in fresh pesto
Le Gray Beirut Indigo Restaurant Seafood
Squid-ink Seafood Pasta with fresh basil
Le Gray Beirut Indigo Lamb Rack
Nothing says 5-star more than Roasted Lamb Rack with a fresh herbs crust

Sweet Tooth Finale i.e. Fifth Course.

Dessert was beautiful to say the least – some proving to be rather unconventional.

We had a gorgeous Pavlova decorated with meringue kisses concealing a tangy passion fruit sorbet interior, millefeuille framboise, unconventional Baba Au Rhum, and other unique sweets.

Le Gray Beirut Restaurant Millefeuille Framboise
Beautiful Mille-Feuille aux Framboises
Le Gray Beirut Indigo Baba Au Rhum
Unconventional Middle Eastern Inspired Baba Au Rhum with Ashta ice cream

Final Verdict?

I noticed a lot of emphasis given to seafood in the new menu at Indigo on the Roof… Could Lent be a factor here? Regardless, we thoroughly enjoyed every bite!

Overall (and as usual), the service was excellent, the ambiance was wonderful and the food was truly a delight.

Thank you for the lovely dinner and memorable evening, Chef Nicolas Herbault and Le Gray Hotel. I am looking forward to coming back again and again to sample more of your extraordinary gourmet delicacies!

Le Gray Beirut Indigo Restaurant Menu

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Address: Le Gray Hotel, 6th floor, Martyr’s Square, Downtown, Beirut

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