In 2011, Georgia Tech alum and chemical engineer Forough Vakili could no longer deny her passion for the food industry, so she went to France to attend culinary school. From the beginning, she cared about more than a plate of food. Her new endeavor, Le Bon Nosh in Buckhead, is meant to be an experience—from the background music to the design details to the feel of the linen. Vakili is intentional in both her work and her style.
On creating a mood Top three essentials for an elevated experience at home: candles, beautifully set table, music
Coffee Order Black, but piping hot—and I mean hot.
If I were a French pastry . . . An ispahan macaron from pastry chef Pierre Hermé, a wonderful Persian and French marriage
Closet Essentials A scarf, a blazer, and a heel will elevate any outfit.
Hollywood Inspo Meryl Streep
Bon Weekend Always in my weekend bag: a French press and coffee from home
Doing it for the ’gram Le Bon Nosh is just beginning. Stay tuned.
Color, Pattern, or Texture? Color
Heels or Flats Heels
Eyes or Lips Lips
Next Moves Cooking classes hosted at Le Bon Nosh and online
This article appears in our April 2022 issue.