is always contributing to their local communities especially by opening restaurants and markets focused on Lebanese cuisine. The Lebanese-American Nathalie Richan, along with her business partners, will be opening a massive complex that contains a Lebanese restaurant, market, and garden in Fishtown, Philadelphia. The 10,000 square feet complex called
will feature everything related to Lebanese food.
will offer a wide range of Middle Eastern food with a special focus on authentic Lebanese cuisine which people will get to enjoy.
As for the market, it’s where people will get the chance to experience the Levantine bazaar. The items that will be sold there are spices, imported food items, and books. There’s also going to be a café where one can drink cocktails, wine, and beer. Also, there will be a 4,000-square-foot garden where people will get to relax while eating mezze and sipping drinks. The visitors will get the unique opportunity to taste Arak which is the official drink of Lebanon. This Lebanese complex got named after Nathalie’s grandmother who kept the family together during the war. The market will open later this summer while the restaurants and the garden will open in the fall.
A Lebanese-French Cafe in Philadelphia!
Richan did not only found this Lebanese restaurant complex. She is also one of the owners of
Café La Maude
, a café that has a Lebanese and a French atmosphere. Also located in Philadelphia,
Café La Maude
has a menu that combines French and Middle Eastern flavors. Although the café has a French design, the strong Lebanese accent on the menu will certainly make you feel like you’re in Beirut.