The INK Entertainment team is humbled to announce the opening of Amal, a modern Lebanese cuisine restaurant located at 131 Bloor Street West in Toronto. Meaning hope, Amal pays homage to the culture, food and people of Lebanon.
With Beirut-born executive chef Rony Ghaleb at the helm, Amal portrays the cultural and culinary practices of Lebanon. A cuisine influenced by the different civilizations that held power in the region, the menu includes elevated Lebanese dips, cold and hot mezze, skewers, platters, carne and the customary plat du jour, along with a selection of the Middle East’s Arak spirit.
“As a Lebanese-Canadian, I take great pride in offering an authentic dining experience at Amal,” says Charles Khabouth, CEO, INK Entertainment. “My wish is that we tribute the people of Lebanon in a positive way and continue to bring awareness to the amazing yet challenged country, especially during this time of need. The Lebanese are such passionate and hospitable people, with deep love for family and celebrating life together. We plan to honour this way of living with Amal in Toronto, and soon with our second location in Coconut Grove, Miami.”
In response to the recent tragedy in Beirut, Khabouth along with other prominent Lebanese-Canadian business leaders have formed the Lebanese Canadian Coalition (LCC) – with the single goal of supporting the relief efforts to re-build Beirut. The LCC has committed to fundraise $2.5 million dollars, with all proceeds donated to the Humanitarian Coalition and the Canadian Red Cross, and will be used specifically for relief efforts in Beirut.
Amal has already been featured in and received rave reviews by CBC, NewsTalk 1010 and Toronto Star.