From Lebanon to London
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17 February 2023
Photo: Tanya Chavez
We speak to the founders of Mayha, a Japanese ‘omakase’, about the restaurant concept that was first introduced in Beirut and has now opened in London. Also in the programme: a company catering for many of the world’s most important cultural events, plus Barcelona’s unique wine business.
17 February 2023
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