Help “Le Succulent” endure COVID-19

Originally from Cameroon, Melanie started cooking at a very young age. Melanie often jokes, saying “she was born in a pot” and fell in love with cooking traditional Cameroonian dishes. As a young student, Melanie moved to France to pursue a degree in law. In Paris, she discovered wider African cuisine through the Parisian diaspora.

A few years ago, while on vacation with her family in the New York, Melanie was inspired to open a restaurant in the big Apple. The impression that New York City had on Melanie, lead to her moving to the states to embark on a journey that would consist of her sharing her passion for food with The City.

Le Succulent embodies the combination of homegrown African cuisine and French gastronomy. At Le Succulent, Melanie prioritizes quality, organic, in season products and ingredients to ensure amazing taste. For Melanie, food can be a bond, even between cultures. She serves anyone as if they were family. 

However, just a year after working hard to achieve her dream, Melanie now faces the hardship of staying afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.  As a restaurant that thrives especially on the experience of dining-in and enjoying lovingly-prepared food with friends and family, surviving on pickup and delivery options alone is proving difficult.  While the NY government has offered small businesses relief, it remains unclear when this will come to pass, or whether visa holders will qualify for aid.

Melanie's hope now is to cover rent for two months in order to survive this pandemic and continue living out her dream.  We look forward to serving you as soon as we are able!
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