Nothing is comparable to walking into a warm and inviting patisserie with breads, sweets, collectibles, and fantasies to greet you as you enter the door. Al Mandaloun Patisserie is that kind of place… an abode that invokes images of walking through the streets of Paris with a baguette in tow. Irresistible sweets, gift items, foodie concoctions, and an array of culinary delights embrace the walk-in patron with a friendly welcome. With items to suit all tastes and pleasures, including gluten-free items galore, you will find your corner in this inviting patisserie, boulangerie, and boutique all rolled into one in Dbayeh.
“There is something for everyone here at al Mandaloun Patisserie… whatever your taste or preference may be, you can find something to suit you. We have many original gift items – such as alcohol, wine, pillows, clocks, vintage items, kitchen gadgets, etc. – which you can’t find anywhere else. Of course we offer a huge assortment of baked goods from all kinds of specialty breads and croissants to cakes and pastries… all made with superb ingredients and presented with style,” explains Michelle Souhaid, the managing partner of al Mandaloun Café and al Mandaloun Patisserie.
Michelle’s knack for gorgeous presentation is reflected throughout the premises. What started out as a career specializing in ‘Art de la Table’ in 1998, followed by organizing all type of events from weddings to graduations and anniversaries, has turned into a wonderful business concept. Well known for her entertaining flare and always greeting guests with an out-of-the-box treat, Michelle has managed to bring together an array of items at al Mandaloun Patisserie that will inspire just about anyone.
And in an era where gluten free products should be available with ease, you can be rest assured you will find these amazing items here – and the list is impressive. Whether you are in need of a gluten free cake, bread to your liking, succulent brownies, or any other sweet or salty specialty, you can acquire their gluten free menu list at your leisure.
As I leave this cozy bakery to head on back home, I come to realize that this is one of my new ‘go-to’ places when in need of a special gift, when planning a dinner party, or when I simply need to indulge in a deliciously baked masterpiece. With Christmas on the way - I know where I’m headed!