Press release

Saturday, 5 July 2008

THE NATIONAL TABBOULEH DAY Edition 2008 A yearly national day dedicated to Tabbouleh, celebrated the first Saturday of the month of July. This year, for the 8th year, it’s in the 5th of July 2008. The Tabbouleh is the most famous Lebanese traditional dish, adulated by all the inhabitants of the cedar’s country, and adopted by number of gastronomes in the world. It’s a symbolic dish by the diversity of its ingredients: Like the Lebanese nation, its delicate harmony is threatened anytime that one of its components is separated or even neglected, while its colors, green, white and red are those of the Lebanese flag. During this day, Lebanese and their friends everywhere in the world meet in private or in public around this king of the mezzé. This artistic, cultural, gastronomic and touristy feast presents them an opportunity to show and to reinforce their attachment to their country. How? It is sufficient that each one eats the Tabbouleh while knowing that he or she is sharing it with all Lebanese people in the world and their friends! Let's celebrate all together the next NATIONAL DAY OF THE TABBOULEH! For the occasion, you are invited to taste the Tabbouleh distributed to everyone at Souk el Tayeb, Beirut Downtown, during all the day of the celebration. Contacts: - Ricardo Mbarkho, artist and art teacher at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts. Tel. 03 717 703 - Souk el Tayeb. Beirut Downtown. Tel : 01 567 439 - Wadih Hadad from the Académie Libanaise de Gastronomie. Tel. 03 343 792