The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and the Lebanese American University (LAU) have the pleasure of inviting you to a Panel Discussion and a Food Tasting Event on Thursday June 9, 2016, at 6:30 pm.
Food and Identity: Celebrating Lebanese Cuisine in New York; a panel on how Lebanese-Americans construct their identity through preserving the food of their ancestors. The panelists are:
- Manal Kahi - owner of Eat Offbeat, an innovative social business that hires refugee chefs,
- Phillippe Massoud - CEO and Executive Chef of the award winning ilili Restaurant,
- Charlie Sahadi – owner of Sahadi’s, an iconic Lebanese family grocery store in Brooklyn,
- Matthew Jaber Stiffler – Research and Content Manager at the Arab American National Museum.
The food tasting will include cuisine by Balade Restaurant, Byblos Restaurant, Hayat Caterers, Les Cinq Amandes, Le Sajj restaurant, Manousheh, Naya and Semsom.
The panel and the food tasting, which are free and open to the public, will take place at LAU’s Academic Center at 211 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017.