Zahlé is the capital and largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. With around 50,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon situated 55 km east of the capital Beirut.
Zahlé is known as the “Bride of the Beqaa” and “the Neighbor of the Gorge” due to its geographical location and attractiveness, but also as “the City of Wine and Poetry.” It is famous throughout Lebanon and the region for its pleasant climate, numerous riverside restaurants and quality arak.
Watch Lebanese Examiner’s special on Zahle, featuring Samak restaurant owner Daisy Samaha:
For more information about Samak Restaurant, click here.