I’m joined on the show this week by the super talented Lebanese/Iraqi chef, Hussein Hadid.
If you’ve been lucky enough to attend his unique kitchen table experience in Beirut, you'll know that he conjures up magic not just for your taste buds, but also by giving a lot of thought to the atmosphere and decor. Chef Hussein started out in finance, quickly discarding that career in favour of a chef's jacket and hat.
Our conversation took many twists and turns, with anecdotes from his time working for a top New York restaurant to his more difficult experiences in Lebanon over the last few years. Chef Hussein also told me how his business has weathered these storms, and what's to come.