A true ambassador for Lebanon, chef Youssef Akiki has built himself a worldwide reputation for his creative and purist approach to Lebanese cuisine. Having begun his career at the tender age of 15, Akiki worked his way through the kitchens of renowned chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon, Nicolas Le Bec and Bruno Goussault. He specialized in gluten and lactose-free pastry at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Patisserie before becoming the executive chef at Burgundy Beirut: repeatedly named one of the best restaurants in the world. It was time for chef Youssef to launch a new concept: his very own kitchen in his beloved hometown, a place in the middle of nature where he truly belongs.
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