Combining heritage with family tradition

ghina bazzi

At Ṣūr, the food we serve you is not just nutrition. It tells a story. This story began when Ghina Bazzi, a Lebanese born cook who trained in Antwerp and Italy among star chefs, returned to her heritage, reclaiming the Lebanese kitchen to share her soul food story. 

From the cradle of Mediterranean culture

Tyre (Arabic: صور‎ Ṣūr) is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. It was one of the earliest Phoenician metropolises and the legendary birthplace of the Greek princess Europa, who gave her name to our continent. The city was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1984. It is situated in the south of Lebanon, where Ghina spent all of her childhood summers and played in her beloved grandparents orange farm. Still today Ṣūr is her place of refuge and inspiration. 

Trained by stars

Circa 2006 Ghina began learning the ropes, starting with classic French cooking and later working her way up into more modern & avant-garde cuisines. Ghina felt her wealth of knowledge both in the day to day running of a professional kitchen, cooking and working in a team were endlessly valuable. But she also realized early on that running a restaurant and having young children was a challenge she did not want to tackle.

Stimulating all senses

Many years and two children later Beirut Nights was born, a series of soul food events with a modern Lebanese touch in various inspiring locations. The combination of Ghina’s vision with music, a magical atmosphere, and of course food sharing as they do in Lebanon and most parts of the Mediterranean, proved to be a huge hit with the guests. It quickly made way for endless possibilities and projects, such as cooking classes and catering jobs.

Meant for everyone and produced with love

Ṣūr came about after the great success of the events and workshops. Ghina felt there had to be a continuation in what she offered, and after popular demand the story began. We kindly invite you to share this story with us and enjoy the heritage of Ṣūr, food made with love by Ghina Bazzi.