Harmony in Beirut
NOW that Hongkong's first authentic Lebanese restaurant, Beirut, is up and running in Lan Kwai Fong (and very complimentary the first reports are, too), perhaps Middle Eastern politicians who are constantly agonising over peace in their region and the inability of Arab and Jew to live in harmony with one another could take a lesson from the new venture.
The restaurant brings together prominent Arab and Jewish movers and shakers of this town (Nagy Azar, Ronald Abraham et al) - all united in pursuit of mutual success. Oh, that the Middle East peace talks could be blessed with such common purpose.
Although, we must pass on a comment we overhead at a cocktail party where some of the beautiful people were discussing the new place.
One of the glam possums pointed out that since there were more Jewish than Arab investors on the board, the restaurant should not have been called Beirut but Tel Aviv.