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Beirut.com 15 Jun 2012

ABC brings you the great taste of Britain

Traditional British Garden Tea party, Live Cooking, British Movie Screening, British Parade and much much more.

As part of the Great British Week taking place between June 12 and 17, ABC hosted yesterday a traditional British Garden Tea party in both Ashrafieh and Dbayeh branches. The event featured English tea and cakes among many other delectable British specialties. VIP guests and members of the media showed up in their fedoras and bonnets and enjoyed a unique tea drinking and cucumber munching experience.

Among the activities that took place yesterday, the Great British week also featured British Movie Screening where ABC visitors were invited to watch the biographical film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady. Guests passing by also caught sight of ABC’s famous musical British army that paraded the mall quarters on the day.

Within the Great British spirit, ABC Ashrafieh will be hosting today a Live Cooking display between 12:30 and 03:30 PM and again between 07:30 and 11:00 PM where Chef Brian Hughson, the Head Chef of The Grill at London’s most renowned hotel, The Dorchester, will be demonstrating fine British gastronomy cooked live in a unique culinary show

On the next day, Manchester City will be organizing an obstacle course in ABC Dbayeh at 04:00 PM. Get on your marks and be ready for the ultimate British sport featuring interactive games and competitions

Among the activities taking place today, the Great British week also features a British Parade with 20 musicians in ABC Dbayeh at 06:00 PM as well as British Movie Screening at 08:00 PM in ABC Ashrafieh Grand Cinemas. Grab your pop-corn and enjoy the Great British narrative film “W.E.”

Other everyday activities inspired by the Great British culture will be taking place simultaneously in ABC Ashrafieh and ABC Dbayeh including: Innovation Station, Vintage Cars Exhibition, Beer Happy Hour daily between 04:00 PM and 06:00 PM, Complimentary Tea and English Cake at ABC restaurants daily between 04:00 PM and 06:00 PM, Interactive Exhibitions, Recycling Workshop, British Photo Booth, Twitter Wall, Digital White Boards, Exhibition of British Inventions and Hats Corner

About ABC

Established in 1936, ABC was the first department store to open its doors in the Middle East. In 2003, with the opening of ABC Achrafieh Mall, ABC introduced the first mall in Lebanon and was the first retail store to branch throughout the country and expand its reach to a wider scope of customers. With its six branches spread across Lebanon displaying a full range of brand name products as well as an average of 11 million visitors per year and 97% brand awareness in Lebanon, ABC Group has evolved from being a single retailer to a commercial real estate developer and a franchisee. ABC currently operates 6 retail outlets including 2 flagship department stores in prime locations as well as the first open air mall to meet international standards in the region. The other 4 regional stores are spread throughout Lebanon.