HELP US REBUILD THE BLUE HOUSE TEA
Beirut’s Le Chef, and its beloved frontman, Charbel, need our help to rebuild after last week’s horrific explosion. The restaurant has survived war and economic crises, but the port explosion left it in shambles.
Le Chef has been a staple of Gemmayze, the neighborhood closest to the blast site, since it opened in 1967. Charbel’s infamous “Welcoooome,” and the restaurant’s warm food and even warmer hospitality have been a constant source of comfort for so many over the years. Anthony Bourdain, who stopped by Le Chef on both of his visits to Beirut, described it as “a legendary spot, famed for its simple, straightforward, home-style classics.”