Pop Up for a Purpose with Chef Nora of Beirut Belly - BasBlue

Pop Up for a Purpose with Chef Nora of Beirut Belly

Pop Up for a Purpose with Chef Nora of Beirut Belly
Oct 6

Pop Up for a Purpose with Chef Nora of Beirut Belly

BasBlue // 110 E. Ferry St. Detroit, MI

Pop Up for a Purpose with Chef Nora of Beirut Belly

Once a month, BasBlue partners with local Chefs to host Pop Up for a Purpose. The Chefs choose a charitable foundation as their "purpose" for the evening to support with a portion of the evening’s proceeds going directly towards that charity. This month, we are pleased to feature Chef Nora, head chef and founder of Beirut Belly! Chef Nora has chosen Zaman International. Zaman International’s mission is to facilitate change and advance the lives of marginalized women and children by enabling them to meet essential needs common to all humankind. 


Chef Nora will be serving:     

  • Steamed Rice with toasted Almonds (VG)
  • Kale Fattoush Salad with Sumac-Lemon vinaigrette and Pita chips(VG,DF, GF without pita) 
  • Lentil+Swiss Chard soup (VG,GF,DF)
  • Kafta - Spiced grilled beef with sumac-onion salad, tahina creme and served with rice.
  • Mona's Grape leaves-stuffed with herbs and rice, cooked in lemon sauce (VG,GF,DF)


  • Kanafe- Lebanese bread pudding with Rose syrup
  • Turkish coffee with Cardamom 
  • Mint Lemonade with Orange blossom


Meet Chef Nora

"Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go."

 Anthony Bourdain 


Marhaba, I am Chef Nora, the head chef and founder of Beirut Belly. 

Growing up around my Lebanese family, especially my grandmothers, has inspired me greatly to continue their legacy in cooking delicious authentic Lebanese food. As a child, I watched my grandmothers collect fresh ingredients, cook with love and passion, and share meals with friends and family. These were the best memories for me and is the reason why I am a chef today.

Food has always been synonymous with culture. Cooking is my favorite way of representing my culture as a Lebanese. 

I started Beirut Belly about 7 years ago and has been more than a business for me. It's an opportunity to share and experience with people a taste of my culinary background. I believe food is medicine and my passion is to continue to create delicious healthy traditional Lebanese food.

I can't wait to share my food with you!


** This event is open to the community. The BasBlue Cafe space will be open to the community beginning at 5:30 pm for walk-in orders. Payment for all food orders will be handled on site. **

Please note that BasBlue requires all members and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully Vaccinated — individuals are considered fully vaccinated 1) two weeks after their second dose in a 2- dose series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines); 2) two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine); or 3) has received an World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccination in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Please be sure to bring proof of vaccination to enter.

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Date and Time

Thu, October 6, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


BasBlue // 110 E. Ferry St. Detroit, MI

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